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Mazatlán Carnival Queens from
1900 to 2021


1900
Winifred Farmer

1901
Adela Abasolo

1902
Guadalupe Maldonado

1903
Carnival was not held as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague

1905
María del Refugio Munguía

1906
Carnival was not held because of
a lack of funds


1908
Adela Abasolo

1909
Elvira Rivas

1910
Guadalupe Savin

1911
Teresa Lewells

1912
Carnival was not held as a result of a widespread outbreak of smallpox

1913
Elena Coppel Rivas

1914
Margarita Labastida

1915
Carnival was not held because of a lack
of funds and the disruption of the
Mexican Revolution


1916
Carnival was not held because of a lack
of funds and the disruption of the
Mexican Revolution


1917
Susana Beltrán

1918
María Luisa Coppel

1919
María Urriolagoitia

1920
Ernestina Vargas

1921
Laura Arcéluz

1922
Adelaida Ortega

1923
Carmen G. Sarabia

1924
Concepción Vega Millán

1925
Martha de Cima

1926
Julieta González

1927
Carmen Gibsone

1928
María Alvarado

1929
Julieta González

1930
Bertha Urriolagoitia

1931
María Emilia Milán

1932
Josefina Laveaga

1933
María Teresa Tirado

1934
Beatriz Blancarte

1935
Bertha Ruffo

1936
Adela Bohner

1937
Venancia Arregui

1938
Amelia Ernestina Duhagón

1939
Alicia Haas M.

1940
Isabel Coppel

1941
Adelina Marín

1942
Gloria Arregui

1943
Laura Elena Venegas

1944
Lucila Medrano

1945
Gloria Pérez Echegaray

1946
Gloria Osuna

1947
Rosa María Olmeda

1948
Cuquita Cruz

1949
Anita Osuna

1950
Olga Otañez Elenes

1951
Charito Barraza

1952
Dora González Guereña

1953
Emilia Carreón Cornejo

1954
Teresa Olga Osuna Righetti

1955
Teresa Gómez Millán Tirado

1956
Lupita Rosa Bastidas

1957
Rosa María Osuna Righetti

1958
Anabella González Guereña

1959
Martha Cecilia Tirado Almada

1960
Lupita Rosete Aragón

1961
Anita de Rueda Alatorre

1962
Isela Wong Ramos

1963
Lucina Rosete Aragón

1964
Lupita Osuna

1965
Martha Rochín

1966
Laura Fárber Loaiza

1967
Vicky Tirado Almada

1968
Irma Tirado Canizalez

1969
Adelina Alvarez Sandoval

1970
Libia Zulema López Montemayor

1971
Rosa María Nafarrate Cañedo

1972
Elvira Gloria Torrero

1973
Gabriela Rivera Unger

1974
María Teresa Bastidas L.

1975
Yolanda de Rueda Alatorre

1976
Eleonora Margarita Aguilar

1977
María de los Angeles Torres

1978
Perla González García

1979
Patricia Gorostiza Nelson

1980
Ana Isabel Magdaleno Alarcón

1981
Gladys del Carmen Sánchez Palomares

1982
Rocío Molina Malacón

1983
María Teresa Osuna Valdés

1984
Elizabeth Carrillo Iturrios

1985
Laura Almada Valdéz

1986
Laila Rodríguez Bosch

1987
Katia Hahn Ramírez

1988
Rebeca Barros de Cima

1989
María del Rosario Simancas Espinoza

1990
Rocío del Carmen Lizárraga Lizárraga

1991
Leticia Arellano Rentería

1992
Kathia Berenice Morales Luna

1993
Amina Blancarte Tirado

1994
Celia Gloria Chávez Carrasco

1995
Lissy María Bernal Osuna

1996
Abris Ileana Tiznado Magaña

1997
Linda de Rueda Cevallos

1998
Claudia Yahaira Osuna Chiquete

1999
Lai Hing Audelo Chio

2000
Pamela Farriols López

2001
Estrella Palacios

2002
Rocío Sarahí Osuna Solero

2003
Adriana Berenice Ramírez Tirado

2004
Miriam Jazmín Bayardo

2005
Alexia Medrano Henderson

2006
Ana Carolina Escobar Arámburo

2007
Lucia Aikens Sánchez

2008
Olga Rodríguez Koniukh

2009
Wendy Ponce Peraza

2010
Astrid Macías Fregoso

2011
Abigaíl García García

2012
Karla Álvarez Centeno

2013
Karen Cabrales

2014
Lorena Lizárraga

2015
Rocío Uribe de Santiago

2016
Daniela Tostado Farriols

2017
Viviana Carolina Avena Valdez

2018
Alexa Méndez Sarabia

2019
Karla Rivas

2020-2021
Libia Gavica!




Mazatlan Carnaval themes from
1943 to 2020


1943
Carnaval de la victoria

1944 - 1961
The Mazatlan Carnival did not have an
official theme from 1944 until 1962


1962
Mare, amore e fantasía

1963
Fantasía en la riviera

1964
Fantasía oriental

1965
No official theme was announced

1966
No official theme was announced

1967
Fantasía de otros tiempos

1968
La vuelta al mundo en pos de la alegría

1969
Carrousel de fantasía europea

1970
El mayor espectáculo sobre la tierra (las comedias musicales)

1971
Las mil y una fantasías

1972
Había una vez... (largo viaje hacia
la fábula y la leyenda)

1973
Las grandes joyas de la canción

1974
Al compás de la ilusión (las películas
de ayer, hoy y siempre)

1975
La alegría es el color del mundo

1976
Noches de Mazatlán

1977
Mil rostros tiene la danza

1978
Un almanaque de aventuras

1979
Mascarada, amor y fantasía

1980
El esplendor de cinco continentes

1981
El maravilloso mundo de la fantasía

1982
Fantasía de los siete mares

1983
Música, amor y serpentinas

1984
El deslumbrante reino del espectáculo

1985
Un brindis al pasado

1986
Donde los sueños se hacen realidad

1987
El oro de la fantasía

1988
Las maravillas del mundo

1989
Hollywood inolvidable

1990
Si lo supiera Versalles

1991
Que me siga la tambora

1992
Viva América

1993
Del mito al mitote

1994
Mazatlán de mis recuerdos

1995
Fiestas y tradiciones de México

1996
Los orígenes

1997
La evolución

1998
El primer siglo

1999
Vientos de Epopeya

2000
Carnaval del Milenio

2001
Y Que Suene la Música

2002
Pasión Por los Carnavales

2003
Luces, Cámara, Tradición

2004
Gloria y Esplendor

2005
Al Calor de Su Gente

2006
Espíritus de Mar y Viento

2007
Hechizos de Puerto Viejo

2008
Historias Lejanas

2009
Fantasía Universal

2010
¡Con fervor patrio!

2011
El retorno de las musas

2012
La fiesta de los imperios

2013
La linterna mágica

2014
Litoralia: La piel del mar

2015
Los sueños de Momo

2016
Mazatlantida: La alegoría
que emergió de las olas

2017
De Alebrijes y Dragones

2018
Patasalada: El círculo de los talentos

2019
Equinoccio, el Renacer
de Los Sentidos

2020
Somos América

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As a result of the global situation, traditional Carnaval parades and events were not held in Mazatlán in 2021.

mazatlantoday.net presented daily photo and video carnival flashbacks on our Instagram channel, mazatlan.sinaloa.mexico, and those photos and videos are on Instagram now!

We have left the Carnaval Mazatlán 2020 schedule of events at the bottom of this page, so you can see how much fun you can have next year!


VISUALIZE 2022

Carnival was officially inaugurated here in 1898, and those lucky enough to visit during the week before Lent are treated to the modern Mazatlan Carnaval, the third largest carnival celebration in the world.

One of the most enduring of Mazatlan tourist attractions, Carnaval Mazatlan, centered on the Malecon, is a now an over 120 year tradition that attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world.

This multi-day Mardi Gras celebration features parades, fireworks, live music, delicious food and great street entertainment set on the picturesque Mazatlan Malecon oceanfront, within the Centro Historico and at other locations throughout Mazatlan.

Combate Naval fireworks by mazatlantoday.net



How do you know when Carnaval is coming? Monigotes on the Malecon!

A few weeks before Carnival, strange beings begin appearing on the Malecon. They are the Mazatlan Carnival Monigotes, some of the most fun public sculpture anywhere in the world!

Mazatlan 2018 Carnival Monigote: Boxer Mazatlan 2018 Carnival Monigote: Cowboy on Horse

Mazatlan 2018 Carnival Monigote: Bull Rider and Bull Mazatlan Carnival Monigote: Baloonist
























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Queen's Coronation at Venados Stadium (time lapse)



Juegos Florales at Venados Stadium (time lapse)



Juegos Florales Queen's Court before the coronation, Friday night 1 March 2019...



Carnaval Mazatlán photos 2019-2020

Dancers parade down the malecon past Parque Ciudad Hermanas during Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Combate Naval fireworks at Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Banda musician on the Malecon at the 2019 Mazatlan Carnival

Carnaval Mazatlan dancer and friend with smartphone on the Malecon in 2020

Carnival workers on motorcycle during Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Girl on Olas Altas Beach at Carnival 2019 Mazatlan

Carnaval dancer with Egyptian style heddress on the malecon at Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Girls with glowing crowns at the 2019 Mazatlan Carnival

Female dancers parade down the Malecon during Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Mother takes a photo of a female dancer on the Malecon during Carnaval Mazatlan 2020

Banda musicians with trumpets beside stage at Playa Olas Altas during Carnival 2019


A brief history of Carnaval in Mazatlán

Winifred Farmer, the first queen of the Mazatlan Carnival

The tradition of mid-winter festivals in Mazatlan is as old as the city itself, with masquerades and feasts referenced in histories that date from the time of the earliest setters in the early 1800s.

Mazatlan Carnival Queens in the 1920sIt is suggested by some historians that these festivals originally reflected the traditions of the indigenous population -- with some Spanish influence, much like the melding of early religeous practices. These celebrations are noted as early as 1823, immediately after Mexico became an independent nation and our port became even more open to international commerce.

Though "Carnaval" was noted in Mazatlan as early as 1848 -- it was mentioned in the Mazatlan newspaper La Lechuza -- it wasn't until 50 years later than the event took its present form as a week-long multi-event blow-out complete with parades, floats, social events and an official King and Queen.

Painting of the Queens of Carnaval Mazatlan 1952The very end of the 1800s -- 1898 to be exact -- marks when Mazatlan officially embraced the Mardi Gras tradition of Carnival, and there has been no turning back from this massive annual public party!

History notes that the early Mazatlan Carnivals -- pre 1898 -- were informal and often somewhat vulgar.

Women threw flour and hollow eggshells (cascarones) filled with glitter, and men responding by tossing ashes and dyes at the women.

These earliest Mazatlan Carnavals also included mock battles where rival groups -- dock workers and market workers -- shouted insults and taunts and threw rocks at each other.

Float in the Carnaval Mazatlan 1936 paradeBut in 1898 civic leaders headed by Dr. Martiniano Carvajal and a committee with an international flavor -- it supposedly included an Irishman, a German, a Spaniard and an Italian -- organized a parade made up of carriages and bicycles "to eradicate the immoral flour and replace it with the pure and more restrained confetti."

The event was focused within Plaza Machado and the nearby Centro Historico streets, but rapidly carnival spilled out of the Centro Historico and spread north from Olas Altas Beach up Paseo Claussen.

Carnival dancers on parade at Carnaval Mazatlan 2020Modern Mazatlan Carnavals have themes that serve to unify the appearance of the floats, dancers and other performers. The tradition of a carnival theme dates from 1943, when Mexico had just joined the allied side in WWII after German submarines had sunk Mexican ships. Mazatlan decided to create a theme for the 1943 carnival that expressed the hope of victory: "El Carnaval de la Victoria" - The Carnival of Victory.

In 1962 the concept of a carnival theme became official, and each Mazatlan Carnaval since has had an official theme, the 2018 theme being Patasalada: El circo de los talentos.

The parades and events of the modern Mazatlan Carnaval now stretch north of the Golden Zone and into neighborhoods inland from the Malecon and, while todays Carnaval may not involve tossing flour, it is hardly restrained!

Dancer on a float at Carnaval Mazatlan 2020Mardi Gras in Mazatlan is one of the biggest and best bashes anywhere in the Americas that sees thousands of costumed revellers thronging the Malecon and beaches.

The modern Mazatlan Carnaval combines the best of the history of traditional carnivals with the excitement of modern technology -- each evening of Carnival Week the Malecon, Olas Altas Beach and the Centro Historico become the perfect stage for this singing and dancing Bacchanalia, with parades, outdoor concerts, fireworks, sound and light shows and beer for everyone stretching farther north than the eye can see!


Mazatlán Carnaval FAQ for first-time visitors to our party!

A large portion of the concerts and musical events at carnival take place on the Malecon at Olas Altas beach and in the Centro Historico adjacent to it.

Carnival 2018 featured nearly lots of bands playing nightly throughout carnaval week from 6pm until 4am!

Tickets for major Mazatlan Carnival events are purchased at the Angela Peralta ticket office -- even the events in Estadio Teodoro Mariscal / Venados Stadium -- after New Year.

Angela Peralta Theater box office hours are from 9am until 3pm and 5pm to 7pm. A ticket kiosk outside the theater at the edge of Plaza Machado is open from 10am until 1pm and 3pm to 8pm.

Carnaval tickets are also available at kiosk in La Gran Plaza from 11am to 8pm every day after New Year.

Spectacular fireworks play a big part in Mazatlan Carnival celebrations, with the largest show, Combate Naval, being staged on the Saturday night of carnival.

In recent years the traditional fireworks shows have been augmented with modern technology -- lights and lasers -- as well as music.

No person is more central to Carnaval in Mazatlan than the Queen.

The first two Mazatlan carnivals -- 1898 and 1899 -- were presided over by an Ugly King (Rey Feo), a buffoon-like character. But that changed permanently in 1900 when a lovely North American named Wilfrida Farmer became the first Queen of Carnaval.

The beautiful Queen is now paired with Rey de la Alegría (King of Joy -- Rey Feo was re-named in 1965) who remains a part of the festival but is certainly not its superstar!

Early parades were simple affairs -- people on bicycles, some costumes, some acoustic music. The modern Mazatlan Carnival parade is far from that, and incorporates all manner of sound systems, lights, costuming and glitter.

Parades are a very big part of Carnaval in Mazatlan -- as they are for carnival celebrations throughout the world -- and the floats, dancers and marchers in Mazatlan are world-class.

Carnival in Mazatlan is without a doubt one of the most vibrant celebrations in Mexico, and well-worth a trip to Mazatlan. Visit the 2019 Mazatlan Carnaval, experience the excitement and form memories that you will hold dear for the rest of your life!


Schedule of 2020 Carnaval Mazatlán Events and Concerts

Carnival King Coronation / Remmy Valenzuela (FREE!)

Floral Games / Carnival Queen Coronation

Bad Mood Burning / Naval Combat Fireworks

Inaugural Parade / María José Concert (FREE!)

Children's Dance / Child Queen Coronation

Banda Los Recoditos Concert (FREE!)

Final Parade / Danna Paola Concert (FREE!)


King of Joy Coronation 2020
2020 King of Joy (Rey de la Alegria) Coronation / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Thursday February 20, 2020 (8:30pm)
Parque Ciudades Hermanas / FREE!


2020 King of Joy coronationWhile most people think of carnival in Mazatlan as beginning on Friday, the festivities actually start on Thursday.

All day Thursday the 8th the Muestra Gastronómica -- food fest -- will be underway in Plaza Machado, and after dark the King of Joy will be crowned at Parque Ciudades Hermanas.

Rey de la Alegria, the King of Joy, is the modern name for the El Rey Feo, the Ugly King.

All the way back to the first official Mazatlan carnivals in 1898 and 1899, this carnaval character was El Rey Feo. In a strikingly modern attempt at politically correct speech he was re-named the King of Joy in 1965. To some degree the re-branding didn't really stick: many Mazatlecos still refer to him as Rey Feo...

The Mazatlan King's coronation is always a Banda Bash, let the street party begin!


Video of the crowining of the 2019 Mazatlan
Carnaval King




Remmy Valenzuela in concert! Free!
Free Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Thursday February 20, 2020 (8:30pm)
Parque Ciudades Hermanas / FREE!


Born in Guasave, Sinaloa, Remmy Valenzuela is a chart-topping singer, songwriter, and accordionist who headlines the first of the four free concerts at the 2021 Mazatlan Carnival. A groundbreaking advocate of alternative corrido and banda, he has expanded upon the traditions of those genres, creating a style the is unique to modern Northwest Mexico. Visit Parque Ciudades Hermanas and hear this legendary young performer for free!

Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert by Remmy Valenzuela at the Carnival King Coronation


Floral Games (Juegos Florales)
Concert and Coronation of the Queen of Juegos Florales (Floral Games) / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Friday February 21, 2020 (8:30pm)
Estadio Teodoro Mariscal - Venados Stadium / 900 - 2,100 pesos


Floral Games and the crowning of the Queen of the gamesThe big carnival concert -- and coronation of the Mazatlan Juegos Florales Queen -- is staged in the Mazatlan Venados baseball stadium
.

Juegos Florales ("Floral Games") is always a well-attended event that centers on literature and culture.

Awards are given to contestants who have written the best "flowery verse", the top prize being the prestigious Clemencia Isaura Poetry Award, a nearly 70 year tradition of honoring the best unpublished work from anywhere in Mexico. The Floral Games event is also where the Mazatlan Prize for the best literary work published in Mexico during the year that precedes the feast is delivered within the framework of the celebrations of Carnival.

This literary award has gained great prestige within Mexico and internationally, with winners including well-known writers such as Ricardo Garibay, Elena Poniatowska, Hector Aguilar Camin, Juan Villoro and Jorge Volpi.

A concert caps the evening of entertainment at the Floral Games, a beautiful evening and a highly recommended way to begin Carnaval!


Video of the coronation of the Queen of the Mazatlan Floral Games 2019



Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert by Pepe Aguilar at the coronation of the Queen of Juegos Florales


Carnival Queen Coronation 2020
2020 Reina del Carnavál (Carnival Queen) Coronation / Stadium Event / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Saturday February 22, 2020 (6:00pm)
Estadio Teodoro Mariscal / 900 - 2,100 pesos


Mazatlan Carnival Queen crownCarnaval Saturday evening festivities begin with the coronation of the Carnaval Queen at the Estadio Teodoro Mariscal / Venados Baseball Stadium.

The show that celebrates the Queen's crowning is always spectacular! Each year one of Latin America's biggest stars performs in the stadium, accompanied by elaborate staging, lighting, and fireworks. Truly a show to remember, it is a joyous event. Go to Venados stadium and experience the coronation for yourself!


Video of the coronation of the 2020 Mazatlan Carnival Queen, Libia Gavica



Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert by Carlos Rivera and Yuri at the coronation of the Mazatlan Carnival Queen


Bad Mood Burning (Quema Mal Humor)
Traditional Public Event / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Saturday February 22, 2020 (8:00pm)
Olas Altas Malecon / FREE!


2016 Bad Mood Burning Donald Trump monigoteA traditional annual Mazatlan Carnaval ritual, the climax of Quema del Mal Humor (Bad Mood Burning) is the incineration of a giant puppet.

Sometimes modeled after an unpopular public figure, sometimes just someone famous, the effigy is hanged and burned -- think massive exploding flaming piñata on steroids.

It is believed that this ritual banishes ill-feeling from Mazatlan.

Quema del Mal Humor / Bad Mood Burning takes place Saturday night of Carnival Week after dark on the Malecon at Olas Altas Beach. The event is very festive and very well attended. Fun Fact: in both 2016 and 2017 the monigote burned at the Mazatlan Carnival was of Donald Trump. In 2018 it was the whole world.


Video of Bad Mood Burning / Quema del Mal Humor
in Mazatlan, 2018




Naval Combat Fireworks
(Combate Naval)

Fireworks at Olas Altas Beach / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Saturday February 22, 2020 (10:30pm)
Olas Altas Malecon / FREE!


This fireworks show is a dramatization of the defense of Mazatlan during the French Colonial invasion of 1864.

The pyrotechnics and sounds evoke the cannon fire exchanged during the battle with the French warship La Cordeliere and the British war sloop Charybdis.

Traditional fireworks are now joined by the effects generated by light and laser shows, and this Mazatlan Carnaval fireworks show is arguably the most popular event staged at Olas Altas Beach during carnival.


Video of Combate Naval / Naval Combat fireworks display in Mazatlan 2019



Inaugural Parade
(Primer Desfile de Carnaval)

Fisherman's Monument to Valentinos along the Malecon / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Sunday February 23, 2020 (5:00pm)
Olas Altas Beach to Valentino's / FREE!


Mazatlan Carnival Inaugural ParadeArguably the most iconic and universally anticipated event within any Mazatlan Carnaval calendar, the Inaugural Parade -- sometimes referred to as carriage float parade -- that is held on Sunday is at the top of every list of recommended carnival attractions.

The Malecon between the Fisherman's Monument and Valentino's is transformed by the ocean of revelers that line the waterfront.

This parade is northbound starting at the Fisherman's Monument. Its sister parade on Tuesday flows south and returns the carriage floats to the Centro Historico. This iconic carnival event is not to be missed!


Video of the Carnaval Guía de viaje de Mazatlán 2020 Inaugural Parade!



María José in concert! Free!
Free Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Sunday February 23, 2020 (11:00pm)
Olas Altas Beach / FREE!


María José has been a force in Latin American music since she fronted the super-group Kabah in the 1990s. An accomplished Flamenco dancer -- she got her start as a member of Spanish choreographer Maria Elena Anaya's company when she was just 14 -- she is known to her fans as La Josa. Head on down the Malecon and visit Olas Altas Beach for this unique opportunity to see her perform for free!

Free concert by María José at the 2021 Mazatlan Carnival


Children's Dance (Baile Infantil)
Children's Dance Party and Contest / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Monday February 24, 2020 (10:00am)
Salón Espectaculare / Avenida Camaron Sabalo


What could be more adorable that little children dancing? The Baile Infantil on the morning of the coronation of the Child Queen provides that in spades!

Held at Salón Espectaculare on Camaron Sabalo, this annual event is packed with Mazatlecan children enthusiastically dancing to the delight of family and friends.

Lots of prizes are awarded and the creativity of the costumes and choreography is amazing!




Coronation of the Child Queen
Reina Infantil Coronation Stadium Event / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Monday February 24, 2020 (6:30pm)
Estadio Teodoro Mariscal - Venados Stadium / 1,100 - 2,600 pesos


Mazatlan Carnival Child Queen crownThe Child Queen (Reina Infantil) is an important part of carnival in Mazatlan, and her coronation is one big party suitable...for...a...queen!

The tradition of a Child Queen of the Mazatlan Carnival dates from 1921, and the modern child queen coronation is staged at Estadio Teodoro Mariscal (Venados Baseball Stadium).


Video of the coronation of the 2019 Mazatlan Carnival Child Queen



Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert by J. Balvin at the coronation of the Mazatlan Carnival Child Queen


Banda Los Recoditos in concert! Free!
Free Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Monday February 24, 2020 (8:00pm)
Parque Ciudades Hermanas / FREE!


Giants of Latin musical entertainment, Banda Los Recoditos was founded in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, in 1989 by friends and family members of Banda el Recodo by Cruz Lizárraga. This opportunity to see them play for free on the Malecon is a very special treat!

Free concert by Banda Los Recoditos at the 2021 Mazatlan Carnival


Second Parade
(Segundo Desfile de Carnaval)

Aquarium to Olas Altas along the Malecon / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Tuesday February 25, 2020 (4:30pm)
Starts at the Aquarium and proceeds south along the Malecon / FREE!


Mazatlan Carnival Final Parade
The closing parade marks the beginning of the end of the Mazatlan carnival.

Segundo Desfile de Carnaval -- the second and final parade of the Carnaval season -- flows along the Malecon from the Centro Histórico all the way north to Valentinos.

Far from a time of sadness, this last evening of revelry matches anything that preceded it, and the party continues long into the night!


Video of the 2019 Mazatlan Carnaval final parade



Danna Paola in concert! Free!
Free Mazatlan Carnival 2020 Concert / Upcoming 2021 Mazatlan Carnival Events

Tuesday February 25, 2020 (11:00pm)
Olas Altas Beach / FREE!


One of the most exciting pop singers in Latin America, Danna Paola has thrilled audiences around the world. Just 24 years old and star since she began acting at age 4, she has sold-out large concert venues throughout Mexico. Take this rare opportunity to hear her for free at Olas Altas Beach - and end your Carnaval Mazatlan 2020 with a bang!

Free concert by Danna Paola at the 2021 Mazatlan Carnival



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Dia de la Independencia Mazatlan 2022


SIGHTSEEING ON MAZATLAN VACATIONS IN 2021 (español)

Centro Historico

Free Centro Historico Walking Tour - español

Plaza Machado

Angela Peralta Theater

Basilica de La Inmaculada Concepción

The Malecon

Cliff Divers

Fine Art Museum

Archaeology Museum

Pedro Infante Museum - español

Pino Suarez Market

Acuario Mazatlan Aquarium

Carpa Olivera saltwater public pool

El Faro Lighthouse

Bosque de La Ciudad central city park

Estero del Yugo nature preserve

Cruise Ship Arrivals and things to do

Tours and passenger excursions


DAY TRIP DESTINATIONS NEAR MAZATLAN (español)

El Quelite

La Noria

Meseta de Cacaxtla and Barras de Piaxtla

Las Labradas Petroglyphs

San Ignacio

Lake El Salto

Cosala

Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural

Mexican Federal Highway 40D - español

Victoria de Durango, Durango

Concordia

Copala

El Rosario

Playa Caimanero

Teacapan / Playa Espiritu

Stone Island - español

Deer and Goat Islands

Bird Island


316 RECOMMENDED MAZATLAN RESTAURANTS,
BARS AND PLACES TO EAT OUT IN 2021


38 Seafood restaurants

47 Mexican Restaurants

51 International and Fusion restaurants

8 Steaks, Ribs, BBQ restaurants

19 Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Asian

33 Pizzerias and pizza places

36 Burgers, Hot Dogs, Wings

20 Ice Cream Parlors, Gelato and Brownies!

12 Vegetarian dining recommendations

15 Rural Sinaloa restaurants

22 Bars with popular menus! - español

19 Coffee Shops with top rated menus!

7 Juice Bars

Street Food in Mazatlan


BEACHES IN MAZATLAN (español)

Sport Fishing, ocean and Bass lake trips

Golf Courses and driving ranges - español

Bike Rental, Repair, Sales, Tours

Fitness, Exercise, Yoga

Water Sports


SHOPPING, STORES, SERVICES

Art, Artists and Artwalk 2021

Jewelry Stores

Spa and Salon

Veterinarians, Pet Care and Shelters

Real Estate MLS


HOTELS, RESORTS, B&Bs AND HOSTELS
IN AND NEAR MAZATLAN


15 Budget Hotels and Hostels

33 Mid-range Hotels and Resorts

21 Luxury Resorts and Hotels


AIRLINE FLIGHTS AND AIRPORT

Pulmonia and Taxi

Bus lines, routes and terminals - español


FAQ AND 2021 TRAVEL ADVICE

Medical Care, Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy

Emergencies and EMS

Bank and ATM

Auto Repair

WiFi and Phone

Free maps of Mazatlan and Sinaloa

Current Local News

History of Mazatlan

History of Sinaloa State

Churches

RESOURCES

Centro Historico Walking Tour Map - español

Beach Guide Mazatlan 2021 - español

Day of The Dead Parade Map - español

Stone Island Day Trip Map - español

Concordia Day Trip Map

Copala Day Trip Map

Cosala Day Trip Map

Durango Day Trip Map

El Quelite Day Trip Map

El Rosario Day Trip Map

La Noria Day Trip Map

Lake El Salto Day Trip Map

Las Labradas Petroglyphs Day Trip Map

Meseta Cacaxtla - Barras Piaxtla Day Trip Map

Playa el Caimanero Day Trip Map

Reserva Nuestra Señora Mundo Natural Day Trip Map

Teacapan Day Trip Map

Bar Guide Mazatlan 2021 - español

Medical Services and Medical Tourism

City Bus Map

Map to Mazatlan Airport

Grocery Shopping words in Spanish

Emergency Services





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