calle ocho

Living Like It's Carnaval

Sing, dance and shout to the sounds of Latin music in March 2016. Calle Ocho will be in full swing with Living Like It’s Carnaval. One of the most festive street parties in the world, this event will burst onto the scene March 17th. Ready to party with all the VIPs and performers? Living Like it’s Carnaval has something for everyone to do and see. The event will simulate a large block party, with pavilions and booths set up both in and outdoors. Hosts and hostesses will wear Caribbean-themed clothing, with musical performers in authentic regalia. A special presentation will be held for the Carnaval Miami poster artist, with introductions of each of the contestants in the Miss Carnaval Miami contest.

A kickoff of all the scheduled yearly events in mini-form will be featured inside the venue, including the Carnaval Miami Run, which will be simulated with an indoor track, the Carnaval Miami Cooking contest, which will feature renowned chefs in the area, Carnaval Miami Domino tournament, which will provide free lessons on how to play, Carnaval Miami Golf Classic, which will have an indoor miniature golf section; and Calle Ocho Soccer, which will have an outdoor soccer space.

Special booths and VIP sections will be hosted by different sponsors with t-shirts, contests and other attractive incentives to create a festive atmosphere. In the center of the room, there will be special musical performances by artists slated to appear at the festival. Past performers include Meklit, Stokeswood, Mother Falcon, Boboons, Brandan O’Hara, Dave Damage, Elastic Bond, Adele & Harmony, Raquel Sofia, Sam Savage and a host of other performers from around the world.

Calle Ocho and Carnaval Miami help bring the Miami Caribbean population to life. Tickets for this special event will be available through Ticketmaster and the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana.

Previous sponsors include Advance Auto, Iberia Foods, Kraft Foods, CoverGirl, Crest, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Herald, Clear Channel, Coke Zero, Procter & Gamble, Powerade, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, Miami Dade College, Florida Lottery and Geico.

Carnaval Miami has been in existence for over 35 years, assisting the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana service programs in the community.

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana started over thirty years ago to organize a Kiwanis Club that would develop projects to benefit the growing Hispanic population in Miami. Formed by 25 friends who shared a common bond and interest, it is the oldest Latin continuous-meeting club in the United States.

Calle Ocho Festival - Miami's Biggest Block Party

The Calle Ocho Festival held in Miami has become one of the biggest block parties around. The Hispanic culture of the locals is showcased by vendors and entertainers alike. It gives spectators a unique view of the richness and diversity of the Latin residents' who live there. Party venues in Miami provide various types of entertainment with a distinctive Latin flair.

A photography studio in Miami can help you capture memories of the time spent at the Calle Ocho Festival. One of the world’s largest Art Fairs, Art Basel Miami Beach is an event where Latin-American Artists have the opportunity to exhibit their beautifully crafted masterpieces with the global art scene. Every December both artists and art lovers alike converge in Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and of course the Wynwood District to display the many facets of the community. The Calle Ocho Festival is more known as a local favorite and anyone who grew up in Miami has fond memories of attending it with their families.

Entertainers and vendors can find various types of event space in Miami during the Calle Ocho Festival. More than one million visitors attend this Latin festival each year. The festival runs along the famous "Calle Ocho" or 8th Street in Little Havana. The celebration is designed to have something for all ages. The festival promoters provide a "children's zone" where kids can play, have fun and be entertained with activities created especially for them.

The Calle Ocho Festival takes place on March 10, 2013. It runs all day and ends with the famous Miami Carnival. Musicians, entertainers, games and food vendors offer a fun-filled look into the rich history and culture of the Latin people who have chosen to make Miami their home. While the festival is not considered an official "Hispanic" holiday, the locals may considered otherwise. The number of visitors to the festival each year suggests it is one of the most popular of all Latin celebrations held in Florida each year.

If you are looking for a celebration that focuses on the beautiful and diverse Latina culture, visit Miami where it is thriving and continues to grow. For years, Miami has been known for its incredible celebrations, and Latin Culture. The Latin community is proud of its beautiful heritage and tradition. Come celebrate with us throughout the year!