Carnaval in Barra starts Friday February 28th with 6pm opening parade starting at the Barrio Nuevo ending at the Barra jardin. The inauguration speech and Quema del mal humor are held on the Jardin stage. An evening of entertainment follows, sponsored by the foreign community with the presentation games for candidates for foreign Rey Momo and Reina extranjera. Live music by Carlos Cornejo's and La tokaya bands. There will be events nightly on the Barra Jardin. The concluding Carnaval Parade will start March 3rd. after 6pm from the Disco Tanga in Melaque and end with the final festivities at the jardin. The following weekend (March 5th-8th) a nightly music/rodeo program are held in Barrio Nuevo.