Arrecife Carnival 2020 - The theme is Comics
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and it's quite a busy town, where not many tourists venture during their holidays.
But the carnival in Arrecife is a large and animated event, popular among locals and a great way to experience a night of fiesta among the island's residents.
The carnival is organized each year usually between the months of February and March and lasts for around 2 weeks. There are several events organized throughout this period, from the usual parade to the Burning of the Sardine and if you're in Lanzarote during this time we recommend that you attend the party if you have the occasion (or you can participate in some of the other carnivals in Lanzarote, if it's more convenient to you). The carnival in Arrecife usually starts first and then the festivals in the resorts will follow.
During the carnival events, Arrecife becomes a colorful town and each year you can see lots of colorful costumes and a wonderful display of comparsas - organized groups, which put in play a really interesting parade, according to each year's theme.
Arrecife Carnival Dates: 15 - 26 February 2020
- 2020 Carnival Theme: Comics
- Carnival Parade in Arrecife: February 24th, 2020
The theme was chosen through an online vote, and the other options were: The Happy Years 20s, Flower Power, The World of Cinema, The Four Seasons and The Far Away West. The theme Comics has won with 29% of the votes.
So if you're a fan of comic books and you have a favourite character, this would be the best time to buy or make a costume and come join the fiesta in Lanzarote's capital!