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Ibiza Carnival rides into town this February 2018

Taking place all across the island, the Ibiza Carnival brightens up winter with music and dance.

Brightening up mid-February is the annual Ibiza Carnival that takes place all across the island. Each year, Ibiza's dance schools and youth vie with each other to put on the best display.

Floats pass through the streets of Ibiza; each with a different theme. You will see some amazing dance routines and be treated to an array of musical styles from Latin, to percussion to popular music from film and stage.

Watch dancing troupes of a cast of characters from all kinds of popular culture, like the Lion King, Toy Story or classics like The Sound of Music and the Wizard of Oz. We're hoping Paddington might make an appearance this year!

Prizes are given for the best floats. Judges are looking for striking originality, creative choreography and cool costumes and you can be assured that everyone taking part will be doing their best to get their hands on the top prize.

Your role is to turn up for the Rua de Carnaval, or carnival parade, wave, cheer madly and show your support. Here is a round-up of each street parade taking place during the Ibiza Carnival.


11 February

Ibiza Town

Starts at 11:30 in Avenida Santa Eulalia next to the port area and harbour and ending at the top of the square of Vara de Rey. A concert performed by the City of Ibiza Symphony Band (Banda Simfònica Ciutat d'Eivissa) starts at 19:00 in the Can Ventosa cultural centre.

San Juan

A full day of fun is to be had here, with a carnival theme to the long-standing weekly market from 09:00. From 13:00 there's live Cuban music with the actual parade taking place at 17:00. Somewhere in between, there's paella for the hungry hordes.

Over in sister island in the island capital San Francisco (Sant Francesc) the parade goes through the streets of the island capital from 12:00 noon, leading up to the the main square where DJs Blue and Javi Box will keep the party going.

Formentera

Over in sister island in the island capital San Francisco (Sant Francesc) the parade goes through the streets of the island capital from 12:00 noon, leading up to the the main square where DJs Blue and Javi Box will keep the party going.

13 February

San Antonio

Begins in Avenida del Doctor Fleming (the road that leads to San Jose from the ‘egg' roundabout) at 16:30 with the prize-giving event for best costume in the marquee on the main seafront promenade at 17:30.

Santa Eularia

From the town hall (Casa Consitorial) from 17:00, followed by a prize-giving ceremony for best float. Later, there's live rock music in a concert given by local band, The Frigolos, which starts at 18:30.

17 February

San Jose

Postponed from the 10th, San Jose's parade is now on the following Saturday. Starting from Avenida del Diputat Josep Ribas at 12:00.

Page updated on 09.02.18 at 11:16


PHOTOGRAPHY | Peter Young