The Mayor of La Paz, Armando Martinez Vega, has announced that Carnaval La Paz 2017 will take place February 23rd until February 28th, 2017. It is the city’s biggest street party held each year on the malecon. Martinez Vega said that preparations are already underway and they are asking that all Sudcalifornianos help out to make the 2017 edition a success!
Carnaval is an annual 6-day event held in major cities in Mexico and in other parts of the world (Rio de Janeiro!) that generally occurs the week before Lent with all activities ending by Ash Wednesday, or the start of Lent.
The traditional Carnaval parades are the last three days of the festival, Sunday the 26th, Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 28th.