Mazatlan International Carnival's Program
Carnival 2011 begins with the Evening of the Arts on Friday February 25th at 8:00 pm, in the Angela Peralta Theater. This event features soprano Elizabeth Balncke-Biggs and tenor Stuart Neil performing an international-class concert accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra Sinaloa de las Artes, under the direction of Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda. Prices for the Evening of the Arts are: Luneta, 500 pesos, First Balcony, 500 pesos, Second Balcony, 350 pesos and Third Balcony, 250 pesos.
The celebration continues on Thursday March 3rd at 8:30 pm, with the Crowning of the King of Joy, a free presentation of regional music at the Fisherman’s Monument.
On Friday March 4th at 8:30 pm, the Crowning of the Queen of the Floral Games will take place at the Teodoro Mariscal Stadium. Enrique Patrón de Rueda will direct a musical homage to the Queen and The Beatles, accompanied by the Britania Quintet, Delfos, Ossla, the Angela Peralta Chorus and Guillermo Sarabia. Tickets prices are: Field, 400 and 350 pesos, Central, 250 pesos; General Field, 200 pesos and Side, 100 pesos.
On Saturday March 5th at 6:30 pm, Spanish vocalist David Bisbal will perform at the Teodoro Mariscal Stadium in a show dedicated to the new Mazatlan Carnival Queen. Ticket prices are: Field, 450 and 400 pesos, Central, 250 pesos; General Field, 200 pesos and 100 pesos Side.On Saturday March 5th Carnaval will also feature the performance of the traditional “Bad Mood Burning” followed by Naval Combat, a re-enactment of the French invasion of Mazatlan harbor thwarted by Mexican forces. A laser lights, sound and fireworks show by award-winning pyrotechnic wizard Jorge Marquez, The Naval Battle evokes the heroic defense of the harbor by Commander Sanchez Ochoa’s forces against the French man-of-war “La Cordelière” in 1864. This event is free.
On Sunday March 6th the First Carnival Parade will pass along the Avenida del Mar, a well-awaited event that features diverse groups marching and dancing to a specialized choreography, numerous and elaborate floats, and of course, the New Royal courtship of 2011.
On Monday March 7th at 6:30pm, the Crowning of the Child Queen will take place in the Teodoro Mariscal Stadium. The Mexican youth group OV7 will include Mazatlán in its Encounter Tour, in honor of the chosen Child Queen. Ticket prices are: Field, 400 and 350 pesos; Central, 250 pesos; General field, 200 pesos and 100 pesos Side. For the first time in carnival history, on “Monday of Carnival” there will be a night parade with allegoric vehicles provided of modern systems of LED lights as part of the new attraction on the Main Fiesta of the harbor. The parade will take place along Avenida del Mar Avenue, right after the crowning of Child Queen.
On Tuesday March 8th the celebration continues with the second and final Parade, departing from Avenida del Mar towards Olas Altas Avenue.