Cancun Carnival 2023: Colorful Floats, Live Performances, and Road Closures

Get ready for an exciting and colorful time at Cancun Carnival 2023, featuring live performances along with stunning floats and dazzling costumes. Taking place from February 17–21, several streets will be closed for the parade. Don't miss out on this fun-filled celebration!

Cancun Carnival 2023: Colorful Floats, Live Performances, and Road Closures
Join in on the fun at Cancun Carnival 2023, where performers dance in colorful costumes during the lively parade through the streets of Cancun. Credit: Cancun.gob

Get ready for a colorful and exciting time in Cancun, as Carnival 2023 is just around the corner! From February 17 to 21, you and your family can join in on the fun as floats and performers take to the streets in a lively parade. The celebration starts at 5:00 p.m. on Chichen Itza Avenue and will make its way to the Plaza de la Reforma, where there will be plenty of carnival activities.

On the first day of the festivities, Friday, the carnival queens and kings will be crowned in six categories, including children, youth, people with disabilities, sexual diversity, seniors, and sovereigns. You'll also get to enjoy live performances from famous artists Ninel Conde and Yahir, who will sing some of their greatest hits such as "El bombón asesino", "Todo conmigo", "Tú me pones a pecar", "Contigo sí", "El alma en pie" and "Fue ella, fui yo". So come on and be part of the excitement—Carnival unites us all!

Cancun Carnival 2023 with Live Performances and Colorful Parades

Cancun Carnival 2023 is coming soon, and it promises to be an exciting event with lots of fun activities to enjoy. Some popular artists will be performing live, including Ninel Conde, Yahir, Alex Mont Merenglass, Bobby Pulido, Ana Barbara, Emerald Band, Aarón y su Grupo Ilusión, Rewind Retro Show Band, Sonora Santanera, María Fernanda, and Tila María. Don't miss your chance to see your favorite artists on stage!

In addition to the live music shows, there will be many other attractions and colorful floats with people dancing in flashy costumes, as befits a carnival. The event will take place at Plaza de la Reforma, also known as Palacio Municipal, starting on February 17th, so make sure to mark your calendars and not miss anything.

Various agencies have been working to ensure the safety of Cancun residents and tourists during the upcoming Cancun Carnival. Security operatives will monitor the area where the Carnival will take place and its surroundings. The parade will start at Bonampak and Portillo Avenue and will end at the Municipal Palace.

This year, as in previous years, there will be no alcohol for sale to promote a healthy environment and prevent public disturbances.

The Cancun Carnival 2023 will be held at Plaza de la Reforma of the Municipal Palace from February 17 to 21. As a result, several streets and avenues will be closed from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, until the end of Carnival activities on Tuesday, February 21. The Municipal Transit Department has shared on social media the list of streets that will be partially closed for the event.

List of road closures

  • Partial closure of Nader Ave. from Uxmal Ave. to Coba Ave.
  • Partial closure of Chichén Itzá Ave. from Bonampak Ave. to Tulum Ave. in the stretch between these avenues.
  • Closure of Tulum Avenue in both directions, from Uxmal Avenue to Coba Avenue.
  • Closure of the central lane of Tulum Avenue in the direction from Chichen Itza Avenue to Coba Avenue, towards the traffic circle known as 'El Ceviche'.

Vehicular circulation will be maintained in the downhill lane of Tulum Ave. between Chichen Itza and Uxmal, in the direction from the central fire station to the municipal palace. Only the lanes going in the direction of Av. Uxmal and Av. Chichén Itza from Av. Tulum will remain open. from 17:00 hours on February 17 to 21 until the parade concludes.

It's time to enjoy the joy and fun of Carnival Cancun 2023.