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A passion parade: Ibiza’s carnivals in 2020

Streets of the White Isle come vibrantly alive.

An explosion of colour is set to hit Ibiza's streets this week as the 2020 carnival celebrations take place across the island. Troupes of dancers and entertainers will parade across Ibiza's towns and villages as onlookers joyfully observe the circus of costumed characters.

This annual February tradition is a fun event for everyone, bringing together island dwellers and visitors for this jazzy fiesta. The revelry and rhythmic sounds showcase the talents of the local dance academies, as well as anyone, including some wacky volunteers who join in the jamboree.

In addition to the floats and frolicking, you can enjoy other customary events aside from the carnival parade.

In the island's capital Ibiza Town, after the festivities, you can tuck into a delicious paella, dished out in Reina Sofia park for the low price of €2 - foodies can rejoice.

Over in Formentera following the parade, a fabulous costume party takes place in Plaza de la Constitución with prizes for the very best dressed.

This year you can catch the parades in three different locations. The most popular and largest one takes place in Ibiza Town; the second-largest takes place in San Antonio. Each of the other local municipalities of San Josep de Sa Talaia, Santa Eulalia, Sant Joan and Formentera have smaller but equally as exuberant parties.

Want to know where the street fair fun will unfold? Check out all the details below.


Ibiza Carnival Round-up

Saturday 22 February

San Josep de Sa Talaia - Cala de Bou - 11:30

The Carnival begins at the top of Avenida San Agustín and will travel down the road towards the municipality offices in Cala de Bou. The parade will finish at the children's park nearby.


Sunday 23 February ​

Ibiza Town - 11:30

The island capital's parade departs from the Port of Ibiza. The route then goes around the centre of the town finally completing its journey at Paseo de Vara de Rey.

Sant Joan - 18:00

During the afternoon running up to the parade, you can enjoy a traditional craft market, tai chi classes and local music acts. The main event starts from Sant Joan school and goes through the centre of the town on a full loop.


Tuesday 25 February ​

Santa Eulalia - 17:00

The parade will start on Avenida César Puget, ending just past the main square of Plaza España and culminating in a party to celebrate the day.

San Antonio - 17:30

The route begins at Avenida Doctor Fleming and travels along the palm tree laden road of Passeig de la Mar. Afterwards in the municipality tent by the fountains, there will be a prize-giving ceremony for best costumes.


Wednesday 26 February

Formentera - 12.00 midday

The parade starts from Plaza de Sant Francesc and will continue through the main part of town. The costume competition takes at 14:00, with DJs Blue and Javi Box on hand to supply carnival party tunes.

Carnival comes but once a year, so make sure you step into the sunshine and support the street marching circus in 2020!

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