Carnival in Dénia is one of the obligatory festive events for the smallest of the city, who give free rein to their imagination and take out their most original and fun costumes on the street.
Next you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with.
It is always a Saturday afternoon in February, but it does not have a fixed date, but each year it varies.
Where is celebrated
The Carnival in Dénia is itinerant since 2016, when the municipal corporation decided that it would change its location annually to take the party to all the neighborhoods of the city. Until then it was celebrated in the center, with a tour of the Calle Marques de Campo and subsequent party in the Plaza del Consell, but with the new party policy, each year is in a different corner.
In 2020, the Dénia Children's Carnival was held in the Valgamediós square, where they usually plant the West fails. It is the place chosen to make the awards ceremony for the best costumes.
Like any Carnival that boasts, the party in Dénia also has a costume contest that rewards the four best and most original categories. In individual, the categories are divided according to the ages, and prizes are also given to the best troupes and duos or couples.
Who can participate
We talk about "the little ones" because, although years ago we tried to open Carnival at all ages, the truth is that the most adult sector does not choose Dénia to celebrate this party, preferring nearby towns like Pego, where The party is a benchmark.
That is why, for a few years, the City Council's party department has chosen to focus the party on children, and for them prepares an intense afternoon of music, color and imagination that runs through the streets of the city.
However, it is also true that every year there are more groups of adults who opt for the party in the capital of the Marina Alta.
A jury selected by the Festival Committee appreciates the participants and presents awards which are usually products provided by different shops in the locality.