In late February each year this small town on the French Riviera celebrates all things citrus. Floats bearing immense constructions made from oranges and lemons are paraded through the streets on Sundays, and elaborate fruity sculptures are assembled for all to see at the Biovès Gardens. During the evenings carnival bursts into action at the Moonlit Parade, with acrobats, costumed musicians, and dancing filling the seafront promenade. The tradition dates back to the 1920s, when the town was Europe’s leading supplier of lemons.
The Fête du Citron is a carnival event organised by the tourist office of the city of Menton, France, and held every year at the end of winter. It is also sometimes called Carnaval de Menton. The festival celebrates the annual production of specialty lemons and other citrus fruit in Menton. Wikipedia