The carnival festivities have already started in La Arenosa, so make sure to schedule yourself to attend one of the most important cultural events in the country. The cultural event, which celebrates 20 years of being named Cultural Heritage of the Nation and Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, has a program full of joy, music, tradition, dance, and gastronomy. The first unmissable event in the city is the coronation of Queen Melissa Cure and King Momo Juventino Ojito Palma at the Romelio Martínez stadium, which will feature a show called Las equinas son, with more than six hundred dancers, and will culminate with a great concert by the artists Carlos Vives, Jerry Rivera, Manuel Turizo, Checo Acosta and finally Diego Daza with his carnival theme Perro con perro.
The queen of the Barranquilla Carnival 2024, Melissa Cure, will have her coronation on February 9. The coronation night will be magical, unforgettable and historic because it changed its platform one hundred percent. It is a totally different staging from what has been done in recent years. It will be very musical thanks to the artistic direction of Julie de Donado, Mauricio Cherkes and other artists. This musical is called The corners are and will tell a story of what happens in the daily life of a corner and showing what is characteristic of the Barranquilla woman, of the camaraderie of the Carnival, of those who go to the parade or participate in a troupe. The corners and the people give life to the party.
The party continues on Saturday, February 10 with the emblematic La Batalla de Flores parade on Via 40 from 11 in the morning. At the same time, there will be the parade of King Momo Juventino Ojito Palma on 17th Street that will begin at 2 in the afternoon. On Sunday, February 11, carnival goers will be able to enjoy the Great Tradition Parade on Via 40 from 1 in the afternoon and at 5 in the afternoon the party starts with the Orchestra Festival in Par Carrera 50 road, the musical event will have artists such as Zaider, Rafa Pérez, Will Fiorillo, Álvaro Ricardo, Omar Enrique and the musical duo Criss and Ronny.
The Barranquilla Carnival 2024 culminates with the Great Parade of troupes on Via 40 at 1 in the afternoon and a comedy meeting in Parque Almendra from 5 in the afternoon on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. People who wish to observe the carnival events can do so through the regional channel Telecaribe or the live broadcast on the Facebook social network of Carnaval de Barranquilla SAS.
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