Ensenada Carnival 2013

During the Ensenada Carnival you and your family will enjoy traditional events such as the parades, the floral games, the children's painting contest, the chess tournament, gastronomic events, outdoor fiestas, Mardi Gras, and the cycling race.

  • Event´s name: pending.
  • Dates: February 7 to 12, 2013.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Location: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
  • Parade's Route: Calle Ruiz and Avenida Juárez corner; Calle Virgilio Uribe, Bulevar Costero.
  • Organizers: Patronato de Festivales y Eventos Especiales, A.C.
  • Phone numbers: (646) 120-5417 / (646) 120-5947.

    Ensenada Carnival Celebrations
    Along the Carnival route you will find stands selling tacos, beer, snacks and you will have the opportunity to enjoy many kinds of Mexican food.

    You'll also see groups of carnival assistants using masks and necklaces, throwing confetti.

    Carnaval in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
    Carnival or Carnaval in Ensenada

    There are always small groups of happy people dancing tirelessly. And some daring girls dance inspired by the applause of others.

    The ubiquitous bands playing in the corners.

    You will encounter many American visitors and even some Europeans celebrating the carnival.

    Carnaval in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
    CARNAVAL ENSENADA

    7 to 12 of February

    2013

    ENSENADA CARNIVAL

    Official Schedule and Events of the Ensenada Carnival 2013

    Carnaval de Ensenada Baja California
    Fechas y Eventos

    7 DE FEBRERO
    6 pm: Inicio de los Festejos. Plaza Cívica Escenario Principal
    7 pm: Achicharramiento del antipático Mal Humor. Escenario Principal
    8 pm: Coronación de Reyes Adultos e Infantiles. Escenario Principal
    9 pm: Show Grupo YI-MA de Tijuana. Escenario principal
    10 pm: Ballet Folklórico de Ensenada. Escenario principal
    Fuegos artificiales y música para bailar
    10:30 pm: Grupo de Rock DELUX. Escenario principal
    Continúa música y festejos en toda la zona


    8 DE FEBRERO
    4 pm: Música para bailar en toda la zona
    6 pm: Los Corceles de Tijuana. Escenario Principal
    8 pm: Banda Sinaloense con la Banda Palo Verde. Escenario principal
    10 pm: Rocío y su Sonora. Escenario principal
    Medianoche: Música con la Banda Sinaloense, La Nueva Santa Cruz. Escenario principal


    9 DE FEBRERO
    2 pm: Primer Desfile de Carnaval
    Empieza en la Calle Ruíz Esq. con Juárez, continua en Virgilio Uribe, y termina en Bulevar Costero
    4 pm: Sigue la pachanga
    6 pm: Los Corceles de Tijuana
    8 pm: Banda Sinaloense, La Nueva Santa Cruz. Escenario principal
    9 pm: Gran Baile de máscaras y disfraces. Casino del Riviera del Pacífico
    10 pm: Yesenia La Gitana y sus Norteños
    Medianoche: Grupo norteño Los Nuevos Katrines. Escenario principal.


    10 DE FEBRERO
    2 pm: Segundo Desfile de Carnaval
    Empieza en la Calle Ruíz Esq. con Juárez, continua en Virgilio Uribe, y termina en Bulevar Costero
    4 pm a medianoche: Variedad musical con: Efecto Norteño, Grupo Fuerza Nueva, Komando Norte, Los Brillantes de Tijuana, y Los Inconfundibles de Tijuana
    Continúa música y festejos en toda la zona.


    11 DE FEBRERO
    4 pm: Música para bailar en toda la zona
    8 pm: Banda Los Recoditos en el escenario principal
    9 pm: Grupo norteño en Tradicional Baile del Marido Oprimido, Bar del Hotel Bahía
    Continúa música y festejos en toda la zona.


    12 DE FEBRERO, MARTES DE CARNAVAL
    2 pm: Tercer y Último Desfile de Carnaval
    Empieza en la Calle Ruíz Esq. con Juárez, continua en Virgilio Uribe, y termina en Bulevar Costero
    De 4 pm a medianoche: Variedad musical con Vega Jr, Código Fundido Norteño y Color Norteño
    6 pm: Gran Concurso y premiación de Comparsas, Salón Casa Blanca
    8 pm: Entierro del pobre Juan Carnaval


    13 DE FEBRERO
    2 am: Fin del carnaval


    Artistas invitados al Carnaval de Ensenada Baja California
    fechas y eventos:

    Año 2012:

  • Genitállica. Grupo de rock regiomontano. Esta banda fusiona hard rock, funk, ska y hip-hop.
  • La Original Banda El Limón. Interpretó balada, corrido, cumbia y música ranchera.


    End of the Ensenada Carnival.

  • Carnival Musical Guests
    2013: pending.
    2012: Genitállica. Rock fusion, hard rock, funk, ska and hip-hop.
    La Original Banda El Limón. Interpreting ballad, corrido, cumbia and ranchera music.


    Dates of Fat Tuesday for the Next Years

  • 2014: March 4
  • 2015: February 17
  • 2016: February 9
  • 2017: February 28
  • 2018: February 13
  • 2019: March 5
  • 2020: February 25


    Carnival and other Attractions in Ensenada
    Be sure to visit the famous Papas & Beer and the Hussong's Cantina to drink a tequila. Inside you'll feel the Carnaval excitement.

    Besides the Carnival, whale watching, the Wine Country and La Bufadora are attractions that will make your visit in Ensenada an unforgettable experience.

    Since the Ensenada Carnival organizers expect an influx of more than 600 thousand local and foreign visitors, it is advisable to book a hotel well in advance.


    Brief History of the Carnival
    Carnival is an old tradition linked to Lent, which began several hundred years ago during the Middle Ages.

    Lent are the 40 days that Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert. For this reason many Christians abstained from eating meat and practice their vices during that period. As a result the Carnival began as a celebration of excess and revelry to have fun and let off steam with parties before Lent.

    The last day of Carnival is known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Martes de Carnaval. And the first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday, held 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter Saturday.

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