As recently announced by officials from the local government and the state Tourism Department (Seturjal), a highlight of the upcoming Carnaval celebrations will be a video-mapping display over Lake Chapala’s waters that will put a focus on the area’s natural attributes and seasonal traditions.
The projection is set to debut Friday, February 8 at the eastern leg of the waterfront Malecón.
I’m a bit perplexed as to why other dates and showtimes don’t appear on the Carnaval program. But more than that my jaw dropped over the revelation of how much the spectacle costs.
The total is 6.8 million pesos. The Jalisco government, through the Interior State Tourism Trust Fund, is putting up 2.8 million, 40 percent of the budget. The Chapala government is also contributing to this enormous chunk of change, although the exact amount has not been revealed.