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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MARDI GRAS/CARNAVAL 2010 Schedule of Events


MARDI GRAS 2010
"An ocean of dreams and fantasies"

(NOTE: The events take place mostly at the Esplanade at Penasco Del Sol; it's 10 pesos to park your car, though on Thursday it's free. You must enter from the marina off of Balboa St.)

Thursday February 11th
  • 7:00 PM Parade of the “Bad Humor” character on the Boulevard ending at the Peñasco del Sol Hotel esplanade.
  • 8:30 PM Trial and sentencing, reading of the accused last will and burning at the stake of the “Bad Humor” character.
  • 11:00 PM Crowning ceremony of the Jester King.
  • 11:00 PM Dance and festivities begin.
Friday February 12th
  • 8:00 PM Crowning ceremony of the Mardi Gras Queen at the Peñasco del Sol Hotel esplanade.
  • 9:00 PM Begin dances, shows and rides.
  • 11:00 PM The Original Banda Limon Band in concert.
Saturday February 13th
  • 2:00 PM Cultural activities begin.
  • 4:00 PM First parade of floats and dress costume marching groups.
  • 7:00 PM Begin dances, shows and rides.
  • 11:00 PM El Tigrillo Palma in concert.
Sunday February 14th
  • 10:00 AM Sporting events begin.
  • 2:00 PM Cultural activities begin.
  • 4:00 PM Second parade of floats and dress costume marching groups.
  • 7:00 PM Begin dances, shows and rides.
  • 11:00 PM Duelo de Reinas in concert.
Monday February 15th
  • 4:00 PM Cultural activities begin.
  • 7:00 PM Begin dances, shows and rides.
  • 11:00 PM Juan Jose Navarro in concert.
Fat Tuesday February 16th
  • 4:00 PM Last parade of floats and dress costume marching groups.
  • 5:00 PM Awards ceremony for best floats and marching groups.
  • 8:00 PM Begin dances, shows and rides.
  • 9:00 PM Masquerade Ball “Scharamouche” at the Peñasco del Sol Ballroom.
  • 11:00 PM Los Diferentes de la Sierra and the Pelapapas in concert.


FOOD STANDS $30 MX pesos is the cost of daily admission getting you in the Fair and access to the Theater Play.

Note the variety of musicians who will perform during the events, including the ever popular Juan Jose Navarro, La Original Banda el Limon, with a brassy, big-band sound; norteña star Tigrillo Palma; and cumbia stars Los Diferentes de la Sierra.

Visit the Rocky Point Tourism & Visitor Assistance website or Come to Rocky Point! for even more information.