EVERYWHERE you go these days you will see crowds of small children in fancy dress, as schools join in the carnival fun. Most towns and villages will be having their own parades for adults and children, but the biggest will be on the Playa de Palma on Saturday and in Palma on Sunday. The city council estimates 200'000 people will flock to Palma for Sunday's parades - one in the morning for children and one in the afternoon for adults. Details were announced yesterday by councillors Carme Feliu and Jordi Llabrés, who said Sa Rueta, the children's parade, will be held between 10.30am and 2pm, in Jaime III, Plaza Juan Carlos, the Borne, Plaza Reina and Avenida Antoni Maura. There will be more than 100 kilos of sweets to be given away and a number of attractions including bouncy castles, pony rides, magicians and clowns. Sa Rua, the adults' parade, starts at 5pm, following the route shown on the right. Today is the last day for registering to opt for one of the prizes which total more than 4'800 euros. The Casal Solleric in the Calle Union is holding an exhibition of posters and masks entered for carnival competitions and costumes. Police remind drivers that traffic and parking will be banned in the streets along which the carnival parade will pass. The Playa de Palma parade is on Saturday, starting at Son Veri at 3.30pm and ending at Plaza Maravillas at about 5-5.30pm. One of the most sophisticated carnival events is that held in the Castillo Hotel Son Vida, the programme for which was presented yesterday by director Miguel Eugène and assistant manager Federico Marin. Prizes for the best fancy dress include holidays and boxes of wine and cava. The gala dinner starts at 9.30pm, and the menu includes lobster salad, cream of shellfish and breast of capon. Other carnival events are at Tito's in Palma tomorrow night; Inca, children's parade today, starting from the Plaça de la Llibertat at 4.30pm, carnival ball at 10pm tomorrow in the Mercat Cobert; carnival parade at 6pm on Saturday, leaving from the Plaça del Bestiar, with fancy dress ball at 10pm; burial of the sardine at 8pm on March 4; Calvia parade on Saturday, starting at 4.30pm, and going along Avinguda des Capdella, Carrer Major, Plaza de la Vila, Carrer Sor Rosenda, Avinguda de Palma, Carrer Can Vich and ending at town hall car park; Manacor, parades in central streets from 6pm today; barbecue, dancing and fancy dress competition in Sa Plaça at 8.30pm tomorrow, and big parade at Na Camel.la in Manacor to Plaça del Palau from 8.30pm on Saturday; Pollensa, on Saturday starting from the Via Pollentia about 5pm and, for children, at 4.30pm on Tuesday.