One of the outstanding events on the Águilas Festival calendar is the Carnival Fiesta, declared of International Tourist Interest, which takes place before lent (between February and March). The cuerva is the "official drink" of Carnival time. It is kind of a "magic potion", made using a blend of fruits, wine, certain liquors and soft drinks.
Parades and Carnival of the Night:
During the past years Águilas Carnival has developed into an extravaganza that offers two differing experiences of the same event: The "Carnival by Day", where luxury and beauty reigns in the spectacular nature and colouring of the carnival groups and floats and the "Carnival by Night" with its spontaneity, wittiness, and popular roguery.
Competition of Paper Suits:
The paper suit competition is growing yearly into one of the fiesta's highlights. Because of the fragility of the materials used, these suits are presented In a closed area where you can properly appreciate the materials and detail of their construction.