Carnival Parade 2017 - Mazatlan Mexico Drones
The Mazatlan Carnival has a long history with the first mention of the winter event as Carnival in 1848 and the official week long celebration being embraced in the late 1800's. It's one of the largest in the world and each year has a different theme for the parade down the malecon along the beach. This years theme was Alebrijes and Dragons (Alebrijes being a colorful Mexican mythical creature). There are two parades one from Olas Altas to Valentinos traditionally on Sunday and then the route in reverse on Tuesday to end the festivities.