These are the events scheduled for Barraquilla’s Carnival 2020.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Barranquilla Carnival will begin on Saturday, February 22 with the Battle of Flores where a massive exhibition is shown at noon on Via 40. At 2pm on Carrera 17 a large parade is scheduled, where floats, dance groups and costumes and where some of the most representative characters of the Barranquilla Carnival will be shown as Rey Momo or Maria Moñitos. To end the first day, Dance in the Street is scheduled at 5pm in Carrera 50, to start the carnival’s party.
Sunday, 23 February, 2020
The Carnival on Sunday starts at 1pm on Carrera 40 with the parade of the Great Tradition and Folklore, where musical shows of traditional folk groups, cumbiambas and troupes occur. Again, at 5pm there will be a Dance in the Street, this time with characters such as marimondas and congos. At 7 pm in the Barrio Abajo, the Encuentro de Lejanias will take place, which is a tribute to the oral tradition of the Barranquilla Carnival.
Monday, 24 February, 2020
On Monday, the Orchestra Festival will be held at Romelio Martinez Stadium, where national and international artists will be performing in different categories of orchestras and groups in an event that usually runs until the early hours of Tuesday. Also at 1pm, but on Via 40, the great Comparsas Show will be developed, similar to the Great Tradition and Folklore on the previous day, but with slightly more elaborate presentations and not as improvise as the ones on Sunday. At 5pm the Olaya Park will be the scene of a comedy meeting to spend a very pleasant afternoon.
Tuesday, 25 February, 2020
The burial of Joselito Carnaval will be the end of the Barranquilla Carnival 2020. The ritual consists of cheerful widows burying the body of this important figure that symbolizes the happiness of the Carnival of Barranquilla. The funeral of Joselito Carnaval will take place in Carrera 54 with Calle 58 at 4pm. At the same time there will be another comedy meeting, this time in the Almendra Park.