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Miami Carnival Unveils Line-up for 2018 Carnival Season in Miami

MIAMI – The annual Caribbean Carnival season culminates with one of the largest cultural spectacles in North America, Miami Carnival, on Sunday, October 7th from 11am-11pm at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165).

Miami Carnival, celebrating 34 years, continues to be a feather in the cultural diversity cap of Miami and the South Florida region.

The Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert is presented by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The festival is also made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Over 17 masquerade bands will compete for prizes, pageantry and bragging rights

“After 34 years, Miami Carnival is an institutional mainstay of Miami’s cultural tourism economy. With the generations of persons of Caribbean descent from the region and other corners of America who have made Miami home, their music, culture, and artistic energy are helping to book out the availability of hotel rooms, special event venues, rent-a-cars, and shopping centers over the Columbus Day Weekend.  This event transforms Miami into an economically vibrant culture wonderland”, states Marlon Hill, attorney for Miami Carnival.

Miami Carnival Unveils Line-up for 2018 Carnival Season in Miami

“We are excited to partner again with Miami Carnival.  Each year the festival organizers enhance the planning and execution with bigger and better ways to showcase Caribbean Heritage from all over the world and particularly in the Miami metropolitan area. It is our hope that the festival continues to grow in numbers and also becomes a staple itinerary event for potential tourists to consider when planning vacations, reunions, and conventions”, states Connie W. Kinnard, GMCVB Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development.

Miami Carnival Unveils Line-up for 2018 Carnival Season in Miami
Miami Carnival Signature Events
  • Junior Carnival – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Join Miami Carnival as they celebrate young people with their annual Jr. Carnival Parade of Bands and a cultural celebration that features music, spectacle, and fun for the whole family.

The event takes place Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 12 noon – 11pm at Central Broward Regional Park. Presented by TD Bank, the day includes the parade of masqueraders competing for bragging rights and prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, Jr. Calypso and Jr. Pan Soloist, and other kid inspired activities.

Advance Tickets: $10

  • Panorama – Friday, October 5, 2018

Love Music? Then join Miami Carnival for their annual Panorama on Friday, October 5th from 4pm-11pm at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of world-renowned steel bands as they compete for the crown of Panorama Champion 2018.

One of the staple events within the cultural offerings at Miami Carnival, Panorama promises to be a musically inspired, family event. Caribbean Airlines is the official Panorama Airline Carrier.

Advance Tickets-$15

  • J’ouvert  – Saturday, October 6, 2018

J’ouvert is a massive street party created in Trinidad held during Carnival, though now celebrated throughout many Caribbean cultures, and subsequently in areas where Caribbean peoples have immigrated.

It’s mud, paint and pure bacchanal at the official Miami Carnival J’ouvert. Over 25 participating mas bands. Pure vibes. Time: 7am-3pm

Advance tickets $25

  • Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert-Sunday, October 7, 2018

Miami Carnival is a kaleidoscope of Caribbean cultures under one umbrella that will celebrate one of Miami’s premier cultural festivals that captures the spirit, passion, and essence of the Caribbean-American community.

The event takes place 12noon-11pm at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo.

Presented by The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the day also includes the diverse and unique flavors of Caribbean food, drinks, and crafts. JetBlue is the official airline carrier.

Patrons are encouraged to use one of the three free park and ride locations.

Miami Carnival Sponsors

Miami Carnival is presented by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Miami Carnival Unveils Line-up for 2018 Carnival Season in Miami
Miami Carnival Live performances 

Live Performances: Kes The Band, Patrice Roberts, Shurwayne Winchester, Teddyson John, Dil E Nadan, King Bubba, Peter Ram, Stiffy, Ricardo Drue, Trinidad & Tobago Prison Band, P Goodz, Prime Ethic, Soca Empress J, Scrappy, Rudy Live, Mr. Pearly, Julien Believe, Kiprich, Tara Lynne, Sweet Shells, Imma Haitian 257.

DJs: – DJ Chosen, DJ Spice, DJ Dorenzo, Survivor International, DJ Stichiz, DJ The Party General

HOSTS: – Hosted by MC Wassy, Papa Keith (103.5 The Beat), DLife (WBLS/Sirius Radio/FRPTV and Streaming host).

“Special Appearance”– Flo Rida

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