Carnival is basically the same as Mardi Gras. It is a huge party in Mazatlán. The Carnival in Mazatlán is reported to be the 3rd largest in the world after Rio De Janeiro and New Orleans. There are 2 big parades down the Malecon, big shows at the baseball stadium, and a big party at Olas Altas. Since it is Mazatlán, there is a lot of Pacifico beer flowing! We will give you a list of the Carnival Events and provide details that will allow you to decide whether to go to them or not.
Every year there are many shows and events that take place as part of Carnival:
Carnival in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Usually a few weeks before Carnival, about 10 giant multi-coloured carnival figurines (called 'Monigotes') go up on the Malecon. These figurines are based on the theme of the current year's carnival.
In the Golden Zone, during the Friday and Saturday nights, many banda bands just set up on the side of Avenida Camaron Sabalo between the Hotel Costa De Oro and Fiestaland. People walk up and down the sidewalks drinking beer and listening to the bands every few metres. The traffic hardly moves, but the vehicles are packed with people partying! With all the bands playing it is very loud! This is a fun experience that we recommend you check out if you are in Mazatlán during Carnival.
Carnival in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico runs from February 8, 2018 to February 13, 2018.