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March 1, 2011

Mazatlán Invites Travelers to Celebrate Carnaval

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Mazatlán, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Mazatlan will welcome over 300,000 revelers from around the world from March 3 to 8, during its annual Carnaval celebration. A full lineup of festivities will unfold amidst Mazatlan’s colorful culture culture and breathtaking Pacific Coast scenery. Local resorts have reported increased bookings with occupancy rates nearing 90 percent.

The tradition of Carnaval dates back 113 years and is currently recognized as the world’s third-largest Mardi Gras celebration (following Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans). The week’s events highlight Mazatlan’s rich history, sumptuous local cuisine and inviting spirit. Parades, dance performances, art shows and open-air street festivals are just a few of the offerings on the schedule. For a full roster, see below.

Thurs., March 3
8:30pm – Mazatlan malecón oceanfront avenue
– Crowning of Carnaval King of Joy
– Seaside Fiesta at Fisherman’s Monument

Fri., March 4
8:30pm – Teodoro Mariscal Stadium
– Crowning of Floral Games Queen
– Musical concert Sinaloa De Las Artes Symphony Orchestra joined by the Angela Peralta and Guillermo Sarabia choruses, featuring more than 120 performers
– Clemenza Isaura Poetry Award Ceremony

Sat., March 5
6:30pm – Teodoro Mariscal Stadium
– Crowning of Carnaval Queen
– Live performance by Spanish artist David Bisbal

Sun., March 6
5:30pm – Mazatlan malecón oceanfront avenue
– Mazatlan Carnaval Parade

Mon., March 7
6:30pm – Teodoro Mariscal Stadium
– Crowning of Carnaval Child Queen
– Live concert by OV7
9:00pm – Mazatlan malecón oceanfront avenue
– “Stories of Light” Children’s Parade
– Festival of Lights Grand Firework Display

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