Granada Carnival

From: Granada Festival and Events 2016-2017

See also: San Cecilio FestivalEaster

Granada Carnival
The Granada Carnival is a colourful and lively event that celebrates the last week to indulge before the start of Lent and is a widely celebrated public celebration.

The Granada carnival includes a great deal of theatrics and entertainment such as elaborate costumes, beautifully decorated floats that parade through the streets as well as plenty of live music and dancing along the way.

Although not as enormous in scale as other Spanish carnivals such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Sitges and Cadiz, Granada certainly has its fair share of events and parades with plenty of singing competitions as well as live music from a variety of music genres taking place throughout the city both at theatre venues and within the main squares.

The crowning of the carnival king and queen is always a popular competition and the street parades contain beautifully decorated floats with participants wearing amazing costumes, accompanied by no end of dancing, street entertainment and live music.

Date Of Granada Carnival
The Carnival takes place the week before Ash Wednesday which marks the first day of Lent and takes place 46 days before Easter.

There are competitions and events held at venues throughout the city with the parade route subject to change each year.