Carnaval Miami 2023: A colorful and lively festival you don’t want to miss

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Carnaval Miami 2023: A colorful and lively festival you don’t want to miss

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Carnaval Miami is a vibrant and diverse celebration that honors Miami’s cultural heritage, offering a range of events and activities from February 11 to April 8, 2023. Visitors can enjoy Latin music, art, food, sports, and fashion, all while staying with Casiola Miami for a comfortable and convenient experience. From the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant to the Calle Ocho Music Festival, Carnaval Miami promises to be a fun and memorable time for all.

History of Carnaval Miami

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Miami’s Carnaval has a rich history that dates back to the early 1970s. The event was created by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to support the community it celebrates. Since then, the festival has grown into one of the most popular and widely attended cultural events in Miami. Over the years, Carnaval Miami has evolved to include various activities such as the Calle Ocho Festival, a grand parade, and various food and music events. One of the notable aspects of Miami’s Carnaval is the way it brings together different cultures, with a focus on Hispanic culture. The festival serves as a platform for people from different backgrounds to come together and share their traditions and customs. In addition to celebrating culture, Carnaval Miami has also played a significant role in supporting local families and communities by raising funds for The Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. This foundation enhances the lives of children by providing funding for sports leagues, summer camps, school supplies, and college scholarships. In addition, the foundation offers family assistance, contributing to the overall welfare of the community.

Activities and Festivities during Carnaval Miami

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Carnaval Miami is a celebration that offers a wide range of activities and festivities for people of all ages to enjoy. One of the highlights of the festival is the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant, which showcases the beauty and talent of young women from the Hispanic community. Another exciting event is the Carnaval on the Mile, where visitors can experience live music, food, and art from local and international artists. For sports enthusiasts, Carnaval Miami offers several tournaments such as the Domino Tournament, Golf Classic Tournament, and the Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5 Challenge. However, the most popular and highly anticipated event is the Calle Ocho Music Festival, which takes place in the heart of Little Havana. This grand parade is a vibrant and colorful celebration of Latin music, dance, and culture, attracting over a million people each year. With such a diverse range of activities and festivities, Carnaval Miami truly has something for everyone to enjoy.

Miss Carnaval Miami

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Miss Carnaval Miami is an iconic event that takes place during the Carnaval Miami festival, and it is much more than just a beauty contest. Contestants are judged not only on their physical appearance but also on their talent, poise, and community involvement by a panel of judges from the business, media, and civic organizations. The winner of Miss Carnaval Miami becomes the goodwill ambassador for Carnaval Miami, as well as for the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation. In addition to the title and recognition, the winner also receives college scholarship money and paid entry to the Miss Florida USA pageant. The event took place on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana, where guests could witness the pageantry and talent of the contestants, as well as celebrate the spirit of Carnaval Miami.

Carnaval on the Mile

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Carnaval on the Mile is a weekend-long event that is part of the larger Carnaval Miami festival. It takes place on March 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This celebration of local art, music, fine dining, and entertainment is perfect for all ages. In addition to live music, there is an “Artist Village” that features work from a variety of local artists and artisan vendors selling handmade crafts, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and photography. Visitors can dance in the street to live jazz, funk, and rock music, and then refuel by making a reservation at one of Miracle Mile’s standout restaurants. During this event, no vehicles are allowed on Miracle Mile, creating a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that encourages visitors to fully experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Carnaval on the Mile. With its vibrant blend of art, music, and culture, this event is not to be missed!

Art on the Drive

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Art on the Drive is a brand new addition to Carnaval Miami‘s roster of events, and it promises to be a must-attend experience for art and music lovers alike. This three-day festival, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, will take over Ocean Drive with live musical performances on three different stages, hundreds of talented artists and artisans showcasing their fine arts and crafts, and a variety of children’s entertainment options, fitness competitions, and much more. Whether you’re a fan of the local art scene or simply looking for a fun and engaging weekend activity, Art on the Drive is sure to have something that appeals to everyone. Be sure to mark your calendars and join in on the festivities from March 17th through 19th!

Domino Tournament

For those who enjoy friendly competition and want to experience one of Little Havana’s most popular pastimes, the annual Domino Tournament during Carnaval Miami is a must-see event. From March 6 to 8, visitors can watch as domino enthusiasts from all over the United States come together to engage in passionate matches of their favorite game. The Domino Tournament takes place at Máximo Gómez “Domino” Park in Little Havana, where players engage in some of the most competitive games around. In addition to the games, there will be plenty of delicious Latin food to enjoy and lots of laughter and fun to be had. Businesses can even participate by joining as a team to get in on the action. The event concludes with an awards ceremony to recognize the tournament’s top performers. So, whether you’re a domino enthusiast or just a fan of friendly competition, be sure to stop by the Domino Tournament during your visit to Carnaval Miami.

Golf Classic Tournament

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For those who love golf and want to participate in a good cause, the annual Golf Classic Tournament during Carnaval Miami is the perfect opportunity. Taking place on March 9 at the International Links Miami Melreese Country Club, this tournament welcomes both avid golfers and businesspeople alike to compete for a great cause. This event is open to the public, and all proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit the Kiwanis Little Havana Foundation’s scholarship fund. The International Links Miami Melreese Golf Course, located near the Miami International Airport, provides a beautiful and challenging setting for the tournament. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just enjoy a round of golf with friends, this event is a fantastic way to enjoy the game while supporting a worthy cause. So, grab your clubs and get ready to tee off for an unforgettable experience during Carnaval Miami.

Calle Ocho Music Festival

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The Calle Ocho Music Festival is a world-renowned event that showcases the best of Hispanic music, food and culture. Held annually during Carnaval Miami, it draws thousands of visitors from all over the world to Little Havana. The festival spans 15 blocks of Calle Ocho, with multiple stages offering live music, food pavilions, and folkloric performances. It’s a family-friendly event with plenty of entertainment for visitors of all ages. Over the years, the festival has been a launching pad for some of the biggest names in Latin music, including Pitbull, Nicky Jam, and Maluma. If you’re looking for a vibrant, lively celebration of Hispanic culture, the Calle Ocho Music Festival is not to be missed.

Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5 Challenge

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The Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5 Challenge is an event that brings together young athletes and their families for a day of competition and fun. This event takes place at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah and is open to teams ranging in age from U8 to U19. Thousands of attendees come to watch the thrilling matches and cheer on their favorite teams. Winners receive trophies and titles, making the competition even more exciting. The event is a great way for families to spend a day together, enjoy the beautiful Miami weather, and celebrate the city’s diverse culture.

Where to stay during Carnaval Miami

If you’re looking for the perfect home base for your Carnaval Miami adventures, look no further than Casiola Miami. With a range of fully equipped vacation rental properties located in the heart of city, you can enjoy all the festivities while also enjoying the comfort and privacy of your own space. Each property is carefully curated and designed with guest comfort in mind. Plus, with 24/7 support and a range of amenities, such as high-speed Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and fully equipped kitchens, you can rest easy knowing you have everything you need for a stress-free stay. Don’t miss out on the fun of Carnaval Miamibook your stay with Casiola Miami today!

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