Experience the best of Miami’s rich Cuban heritage at the Miami Carnival, the culminating event for the Calle Ocho Festival. It’s one of the biggest Hispanic events in the world, with over a million visitors attending to immerse in a crazy fun atmosphere. The event was started by a group of Miami kids who wanted to make a difference in the world. The result? A community impact that no other festival can hold a candle to, with projects that improve kids’ and families’ lives. Proceeds go to the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation, so you can be sure that every dollar you spend goes a long way.
Miami may be famous for its legendary nightlife and stunning beaches, but the people make all the difference.
‘The Miami Carnival is more than just a festival, it’s a week-long celebration with a heart where the passion of the people shine brightly through the music, food, activities, and parties.’
Speaking of party, there are around a dozen different ones to check out, all focused on the vibrant Latino culture: there will be craft beer, mixology sessions, live music, a beauty pageant, cooking demonstrations, kids’ entertainment, and lots of dancing!
Carnaval Miami takes place at various establishments throughout town:
– Tap That Craft at The Tank Brewing Co.
– Manuel Artime Theater for Miss Carnaval Miami
– 21st Annual Carnaval on the Mile for the Miracle Mile
– Cork & Food: Food & Wine Tasting Experience at the Miracle Mile
– Cordials & Candy at the Miracle Mile
– 38th Annual Domino Tournament at the Domino Park
– 38th Annual Golf Classic at the Miami International Links
– Carnaval Miami Live Gala at Jungle Island
– 42nd Annual Calle Ocho Festival at Calle Ocho in Little Havana
– El Croquetazo at Calle Ocho
– Carnaval Miami Soccer at Kendall soccer Park
– Fishing Tournament at Miami Rowing Club
If you plan on exploring all of Miami, the best way to get around is to rent a car. The neighborhoods in town are spread out. Uber is another option too.
Trolleys are a free way of getting around, but they aren’t that punctual. Other transportation options include Metromover, Metrorail, and bus.
Miami has hundreds of hotels, but to make the most of the Miami Carnival, check out the lodging options in Little Havana. Staying in this area will save you time and money on transportation.
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Miami’s nightlife is legendary around the world, and if you like dancing, even better! There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Latin culture of Miami than by getting down and dirty on the dance floor. Choose from the dozens of plush rooftop bars, craft beer breweries, luxurious nightclubs, and cozy lounges.
Treat yourself to Cuban delights such as arroz con pollo, moros, croquetas, ropa vieja, and lechon. Check out the insane murals at the Wynwood Walls, the only outdoor art park in Miami. Chill out at the Bill Bags Cape Florida State Park, a secluded 400-acre park with picnic tables, beach access, watersports rentals, and bike trails.
Stop by the Miami Design District for some awesome shopping, incredible architecture, and art. When the weather’s too hot, take a tip at the Venetian Pool, easily the most beautiful swimming pool in the entire world.
The Miami Carnival takes place from March 2-10, 2019.
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