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Cozumel Carnival 2016 Program

Tickets went on sale and the final program for Cozumel Carnival 2016 was confirmed, last week, with surprise top musical performers and a new venue announced.

An exciting program of Carnival warm-up events kicks off this weekend with the presentation of King and Queen candidates, including dancing and performances, followed by live music from top Mexican singer, songwriter and producer, Aleks Syntek.

Cozumel Carnival 2016

In a change from previous years, all events in 2016 will take place at the Quintana Roo Park, in front of City Hall, on the oceanfront in the heart of the city center. An enormous air-conditioned tent complete with stage will be set up to hold the wide variety of shows, competitions, balls and performances.

Cozumel Carnival 2016

Cozumel's mayor, Fredy Marrufo Martín, said the venue had been changed so events will be "closer to the [local] people and tourists". The previous venue, Moby Dick hall, is more than 12 blocks away from the city center.

Cozumel Carnival 2016

The island's spectacular annual Mardis Gras has over 130 years of history and sees dazzling technicolor processions along Cozumel's downtown seafront. People line the street, dancing with the performers and catching the gifts that are showered on them.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, old or young, you'll find something in the rhythm of Cozumel's Carnival that will bring a smile to your face and a sway to your hips. Don't be shy, come and join in!

Find more information and the full and final program on our Cozumel Carnival 2016 page.