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.