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Cozumel Cedral Festival 2013 Information & Events
Cozumel Cedral Festival 2013 Calendar of Events

Cozumelinsider.com is the Original website for Cozumel Cozumel Cedral Festival Information!! For more than a decade, visitors have used to stay up-to-date on Cedral Festival events and activities. Long before other websites and social media existed ~ we have been here! We ARE islanders so we are always right in the middle of all the festivities and happenings! Keep checking back regularly to see updates to the schedule as changes do happen from time to time!

Begin planning now & looking ahead to Cozumel Cedral Festival 2014 because it will be here before you know it!!!

Pre-Carnaval events begin in early January and Carnaval itself starts just a few weeks later!!

This is the page to bookmark for Cozumel Cedral Festival 2013 Activities !!


Let's start by explaining a bit about Pre-Carnaval events!

As you may know, each year a King and Queen of Carnaval are elected by the general population of Cozumel.These Pre-Carnaval events focus on presenting, vying for votes and electing the King and Queen of Carnaval. These are very much"locals" type events but everyone is welcome to attend. The events typically don't even start until close to midnight and last until the wee hours of the mornings! Tourists might enjoy them but honestly, I've never promoted attendance by tourists simply because...


  • The Pre-Carnaval events are typically sold out in advance anyway so its S.R.O.
  • These events do run so late into the night and ...
  • really the locals should maintain control of who THEY WANT as THEIR King and Queen of Carnaval.
But remember - you won't miss anything because: All Pre-Carnaval activities are performed :
  • once on Saturday in a grand ballroom ticketed event where the locals attend and
  • then AGAIN on Sunday in the downtown area for FREE so tourists can see!

    ALL Carnval activities (locals and tourist) are listed so if you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

    Colorful Program of Events 2013 (Spanish) Part 1 ~ Only print this pdf file if you have alot of ink! ;-)
    Colorful Program of Events 2013 (Spanish) Part 2 ~ Only print this pdf file if you have alot of ink! ;-)
    Pre-Carnaval Events
    In Concert Feb 9th!  Don't Miss it!! January 12 - Saturday
    Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2013 Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    11:00pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction of Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    11:20pm - Presentation in Formal Gala of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    12:15am - Dancing with Reily Barba in Concert
    Photos - Introduction of Candidates for Carnaval 2013 King & Queen
    Clik here to see our exclusive Candidate Profiles!

    January 13 - Sunday
    Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    Benito Juarez Park Downtown
    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00pm
    Presentation of Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval 2012
    Dancing Afterward with La Banda Cuzamil

    January 19 - Saturday
    Candidates in Costume for King & Queen of Carnaval 2013 PLUS
    Teen King & Queen Competition & VOTE

    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating & Teen King & Queen Voting Begins
    10:30pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction by Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    10:50pm - Show of Candidates for Carnaval King & Queen 2013 - Individual Costumes
    12:15am - Introduction of Candidates & Full Retinue Show for Teen's King & Queen 2013
    1:00am - VOTING Begins for Teen King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    Dancing Afterward with To Be Announced
    Photos - Presentation of 2013 Candidates in Full Costume PLUS Teen King & Queen Comparsas

    January 20 - Sunday
    Candidates in Costume for King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    Benito Juarez Park Downtown
    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00 pm
    Show of Candidates for Carnaval King & Queen 2013 - Individual Costume Phase
    Full Retinue Show of Candidates for Teen's King & Queen 2013
    Presentation of Teen's King & Queen Winners
    Dancing Afterward with Banda Cuzamil


    January 26 - Saturday
    King & Queen Candidate Comparsa Shows & VOTE
    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00pm - Music, General Access, Seating & Voting Begins
    10:30pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction by Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    10:50 pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates with Comparsas & VOTING for King & Queen
    Dancing Afterward featuring To Be Announced
    2:30 a.m. - Voting Begins for King & Queen of Carnaval Along with Dancing All Night
    Photos - Candidate's Comparsas Competition & Election of 2013 King & Queen

    January 27 - Sunday
    King & Queen Candidate Comparsa Shows & ANNOUNCEMENT
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00pm - Full Retinue Show of All Candidates & Announcement of King & Queen of Carnaval 2013

    February 1 - Friday
    27th Annual Lady's Show
    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    5:00 pm - Doors Open for 27th Annual Lady's Show
    6:00 pm - Presentation of Shows - Individual, Couples & Groups
    Photos – Carnaval 2013 27th Annual Lady’s Show!


    February 2 - Saturday
    Candidate Shows for Kid's King & Queen of Carnaval 2013 & VOTE
    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    4:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    5:00pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction of Host "Memo - El Mero Carnavalero"
    5:15pm - Presentation of Karla Angulo & Cholin the King & Queen of Carnaval 2012
    5:25pm - Presentation of Candidates for Children's King & Queen 2013
    6:00pm - Candidates & Comparsa Shows for Kid's King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    7:00pm - Children's Dance Begins and the VOTE for Children's King & Queen
    8:00pm - Voting Closes 8:30pm - Voting Results for Children's Carnaval King & Queen of 2013
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval Kid's King & Queen Competition 2013


    February 3 - Sunday
    Candidate Shows for Kid's King & Queen of Carnaval 2013 & ANNOUNCEMENT
    Parque Quintana Roo
    FREE - Open to the Public
    7:00pm - Presentation of Children's King & Queen of Carnaval 2013
    7:40pm - Good Bye to Tony Cuevas & Mayaciento Children's King & Queen of Carnaval 2012
    7:00pm - Presentation of Banda Cuzamil for the Public Dance


    Wednesday, February 6th - Carnaval Begins
    Cozumel Carnaval 2013! Dance & Costume Competitions & Parades
    February 6 - Wednesday
    Coronation of Carnaval 2013 Royalty
    Salon Moby Dick
    FREE - Open to the Public
    8:00pm
    Farewell to Karla Angulo & Cholin the Carnaval Royalty of 2012
    Opening Ceremonies & Coronation of all Carnaval Royalty for 2013
    Message from Presidente Aurelio Joaquin Gonzales
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval Coronation Night 2013


    February 7 - Thursday
    Comparsa Dance Contests
    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    5:00pm Presentation/Coronation of King & Queen CENDIS OF D.I.F.
    6:00pm Dance Comparsa Competitions - Kindergarten
    6:00pm Dance Comparsa Competitions - Grade School


    February 8 - Friday
    More Costume & Comparsa Dance Contests
    10:00am - Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    Infant & Children's Costume Competition and Pet Costume Parade
    9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - Free to Public Band & Dancing
    9:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free to Public Band & Dancing

    10:00pm - Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    High School & Adult Open Category Comparsa Dance Competition & Dance
    9:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    10:30pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction of Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    10:50pm - Show of the Emperors of Carnaval 2013
    11:10pm - Young Adults Dance Group Competition Begins
    12:10pm - Open Category Dance Competition Begins
    2:30am - Judges Decisions and Open Floor Dancing for All


    Mijares Orchestra February 9 - Saturday
    9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - First General (Open) Procession Parade
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2012 Parades
    9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - Free to Public Band & Dancing
    9:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free to Public Band & Dancing

    9:00pm - Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    Adult Open Masquerade Costume Contest & Grand Masquerade Dance
    11:00pm - Carnaval Ballet
    11:10pm - Introduction of Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    11:20pm - Costume Contests Begin: Individuals, Couples & Groups
    1:30am - Show & Dancing All Night with Mijares Orchestra


    February 10 - Sunday
    9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - Second General (Open) Procession Parade
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2012 Parades
    9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - FREE to Public Band & Dancing
    10:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - Free Tropical Music for Dancing with


    February 11 - Monday
    9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    NOTE: For 2013 No General Parade Scheduled for this night!
    HOWEVER in 2011 there was a parade this night when Saturday night rained out!
    9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - FREE to Public Band & Dancing
    Grupo Moderatto Totalmente!! 9:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo - FREE to Public Band & Dancing

    Salon Moby Dick
    Advance Ticket Purchase Required
    9:00pm - Music, General Access & Seating Begins
    11:00pm - Carnaval Ballet and Introduction of Carnaval 2013 Host Sr. Ferando Ferraez
    11:20pm - Big Dance Concert featuring Moderatto


    FEB 12 is 3BALLMTY!! February 12 - Tuesday
    9:00am - Parque Benito Juarez - Open Food Court, Dancing and Carnaval Vendors All Day & Night
    6:00pm - Ave. Raphael Melgar - Third & Final General (Open) Procession Parade
    Photos - Cozumel Carnaval 2012 Parades
    9:00pm - Parque Benito Juarez - FREE to Public Band & Dancing
    10:00pm - Parque Andres Quintana Roo FREE to Public
    Cozumel Carnaval 2013 Closing Show, Concert & Dancing with 3 BALL Monterrey

    February 13 - Wednesday
    8:00pm
    Open to the Public
    Benito Juarez Park Downtown
    Awards Ceremony and the Burning of "Juan Carnaval"


    The ritual of burning Juan Carnaval brings to a close all the activities of the week and life returns to normal until next year!!
    As you can see, there is a lot going on during Carnaval!!
    Plan to join in as many of the festivities as you can and become a
    "Cozumelenian Carnavalero"!!!

    Again, don't hesitate to email or call should you have questions about events!!
    questions@cozumelinsider.com

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