This site uses cookies. Some of these are essential while others help to improve your experience through insights into how the site is being used. For more information please visit the privacy & cookie policy page.

Allow non-essential cookies for:

Your preferences have been updated.

  Calendar of events

Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade

February 11, 2018 | Carnival Period

View All Photos

Save to MyAruba

Guillermo Prospero Trinidad Stadium

Aruba's largest carnival parade is filled with music and luxurious floats and costumes.

The largest carnival parade is the Grand Parade through Oranjestad, held on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This parade is filled with music and luxurious floats and costumes in various designs and decorated with a wide variety of colorful stones and feathers, creating a unique display. Aruba’s main event starts at 12:00 noon in Oranjestad and continues into the evening hours. This is the largest and longest of all the Aruba Carnival parades with the most spectators and participants. The midnight burning of King Momo, a life-size effigy of the spirit of Aruba's Carnival, signals the end of the season.