It has been tradition for many years in Tumaco the realization of their carnival parties during the pre-Easter season ending on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, 5 days of rumba and full fun with national and international orchestras and guests, With parades of floats on land and sea, dusty streets to the crown during that season, 5 days of parranda, good music, reign of tumaqueñas beauties, many tourists, street parades, costumes during the parade, floats in the sea and in The streets, generally full party, starting a Friday with orchestras in two points of the city and closing with the water carnival on Tuesday.

Don Cucurucho, the main character of the carnival, officially inaugurates these festivities, which include among its main activities, a dawn, nautical and street parades, reigns, comparsas, folkloric presentations and musicals by prominent local artists.