Semana Moto Mazatlan Mexico Drones 2017

The 21st annual Semana Moto (Moto Week) in Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico.  The event always follows the Semana Santa festivities and has been a staple in the city since 1996.  2017 was the first attempt to set the Guinness World Record of 22,000 motorcycles on a ride of 2k or longer.  The program includes parties, bikini contests, live bands and ends with the parade of motorcycles on the Malecon.

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.

Carnival Mazatlan - Combate Naval 2017 - Mazatlan Mexico Drones

Carnival Mazatlan each February is one of the biggest in the world. it's a week long celebration where the queen is crowned and celebrated with a huge party featuring local music and famous Mexican entertainers. Combate Naval is a spectacular fireworks display where fireworks are launched from a dozen locations in Olas Altas near centro and barges positioned about a kilometer off shore simulating a famous battle that occurred in 1862.
In May of 1862 the French corvette Bayonnaise arrived at Mazatlán and a few days later initiated the blockade of the port, that lasted until the 18 of June. In March of 1864 the Cordeliere captured in the waters of Nayarit a ship of Mexican flag that came from San Francisco , California , and that took letters directed to the president Benito Juárez .