Springtime in Aruba: Make Aruba your Spring Fling

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Aruba is a tiny island in the Caribbean, but don’t underestimate its fun environment! Whether your idea of vacation is getting active or laying on the beach, springtime in Aruba brings you a little bit of everything. Take a look at the most popular events of the season.

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Aruba Carnival Season

You have not experienced a carnival until you have experienced Aruba’s 63rd carnival season! All through February, move your hips to “tumba” music, stand in awe as you watch colorful floats pass beside you, and enjoy the electrifying parades! Aruba’s colorful carnival season brings you weeks of events perfect for the whole family.

Flip Flop Beach Festival

In the mood to dance a little? The Flip Flop Beach Festival is the hottest festival in Aruba. This annual fiesta gathers thousands of people at Aruba’s most beautiful beach, Eagle Beach, for a free dance party hosted by some of your favorite DJs. Join the crowd at 2 p.m. with your comfy beachwear and flip flops as you dance through the night until 2 a.m. It’s free. It’s beachy. It’s the perfect event for your vacation.

Aruba International Half Marathon

Run, Forrest, run! Do you think you have what it takes to run a half marathon? Go on vacation and get some exercise done with the International Half Marathon on March 26, 2017. The marathon goes along Aruba’s longest road race which covers the length of the island – from San Nicolas to Oranjestad. Finish in Oranjestad and relax by the beach at Bluegreen’s La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino. Registration for the race has already started, so don’t miss out!

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King’s Day Celebration

Did you know Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands? Join the kingdom on April 27, 2017 as they celebrate the birthday of King Willem Alexander. This annual event is an official holiday held in honor of the king, and you’ll discover flea markets, kite competitions, sporting events and other family friendly activities. Traditionally, because the royal family is the House of Orange, people dress in orange clothes, paint their faces and hair orange and wear orange crowns. So pack your orange gear and celebrate with them!

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Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

Planning your Spring trip around Memorial Day weekend? The 17th annual Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival takes place May 24 to 29, 2017. This five-day event consists of beach parties, comedy nights, and a music festival featuring star-studded artists and comedians. As if that weren’t enough, the music festival was voted one of the top five Caribbean celebrations by USA TODAY, as well as the #1 Caribbean summer festival by Jetsetter magazine.

So kick off your shoes and slip on your tropical wardrobe. It’s time to start planning your Spring fling, Caribbean style!

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