Miami Carnival Brings Rich Caribbean Arts, Culture and Heritage

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This Sunday, Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee will host their 35th annual Miami Carnival at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.

Miami is home to so many people of Caribbean descent, which makes sense seeing how it’s the closest part of the United States to the Caribbean islands (excluding Puerto Rico). The pulse of the city and the entire south Florida area is rich with this culture. Even though many have left their Caribbean islands for America, they still embrace the lifestyle, the culture and the love for their hometowns. For this reason, Miami has been very successful with its tradition of hosting their “Miami Carnival,” which gets bigger and bigger every year!

Miami Carnival Parade of Bands features the colorful display of costumes of over 15,000 masqueraders and revelers parading as they capture the spirit, passion, and the essence of Caribbean culture. The mega concert, scheduled on the same day, will showcase the infectious vibes and energy of some of the top 35 Soca music ambassadors. People come from all over to enjoy the curated celebration of the Caribbean through pageantry, music, food, arts & crafts, and cultural experiences.

“For over 35 years, Miami Carnival has endeavored to be the nucleus of Caribbean culture during every Columbus Day weekend in South Florida. It is critical for the sustainability of the Carnival that all our community stakeholders support the sanctioned main events of the Carnival calendar, including our Junior Carnival, Panorama, Jouvert and Parade of the Bands,” states Joan Hinkson, Board Chair, Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee.

The Miami Carnival celebration has already started and will end with the actual carnival on Sunday, October 13th. There’s still time to get your tickets. Visit www.miamicarnival.org.

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