Carnival in the Netherland Antilles is usually celebrated in the winter or early spring, but as that time would be too cold for such outdoor festivities in Europe, carnival in Rotterdam, Holland - which is derived from that in the Dutch Antilles - is celebrated during the summer. First held on August 4, 1984 in Rotterdam as the ‘Antillian Summer Carnival’, the festival, which attracted around 900,000 visitors annually from 2004 to 2007, is now called Zomercarnaval - Dutch for Summer Carnival. Some of the most anticipated pre-carnival events are the official Zomercarnaval Queen Election, the Zomercarnaval Beach Party and the Battle of Drums competition. The climax of the Rotterdam Summer Carnival is the street parade, which is held on the Saturday. However, during and after the street parade there are two live stages, at the Coolsingel and the Churchillplein, until late in the evening.