Remember last year's Hala February Carnival? Well, the opening ceremony for this year is on Friday February 15 and promises to be more entertaining with "unprecedented events", because the publishers of the Guinness World Records Book have been invited to attend the 2013 Hala February opening carnival to record the world’s largest celebratory theater which will take place over nearly 100 meters stretch across the Salem Al-mubarak Street in Salmiya. Last year, we were there at around 1.30pm and the carnival started around 3pm. I suppose it should be around that time. I am not sure of the timing. It's better to arrive early so you can place yourself in a good location where you can get a clear view and take photos.
I had posted about the Hala February Carnival that took place last year, in February 2012, and here's the link to that post and photos - Hala February Carnival 2012