The carnival is coming to an end, but we have one more day of fun left. At 11:30am there will be a pet costume contest. It will be held at Plaza Cavana and prizes will vary, between 50 euros for 5th place to 150€ for 1st place. There will also be trophies, diplomas and extra surprises.
At 12:30pm there will be a party for kids, hosted by “La Carpa” (a local theatre club), with a drawing contest, plus a story contest. All related to the Nerja 2018 carnival. There will be prizes, diplomas and presents.
At 2pm, on the same square and thanks to “Marisqueria Hermes” you will be able to get a bite to eat.
After the fantastic soup and with our stomachs full, at 4pm we will see the start of the mourning of chanquete. The local band will play, and much more!
Now is time to say goodbye to the carnival, and our dear chanquete.
At 5pm the popular parade will begin. This parade is to pay respects to chanquete, all the costumes will be black, totally opposite to the day before. It will begin at Plaza de España, it will continue passing through Calle Granada, La Ermite square, Calle Cruz, Calle Pintada and will finish at Playa de Calahonda via Calle Pintada. There will be a fireworks show, so make sure you do not miss it.
To finish off the Nerja Carnival, they will be giving out prizes to the best costumes worn on Sunday. The event will be held at Plaza de España and prizes vary between 175€ to 400€ depending on the category.
And that is all. Now all the locals start to think about the next edition and very soon they will be preparing their costumes. As we said before, Nerja lives and breathes this carnival and the locals will count down the days until Nerja is full colour and fun once again. We are waiting for you so that you too can participate in our big event.
The carnival is beautiful all over the world, but in Nerja, it gets better every year that passes.