“As a 1st born generation Dominican York growing up on the 80s/90s merengue is what blasted from the speakers from our house parties. Birthday parties went on till 7pm and then it was the adults time to party. The kids entered into the biggest bedroom to play and fall asleep on top of the coats waiting for their parents to pick them up to go home.
With this series I want to honor our icons and legends and make them cool and relevant in today’s times. When I hear that music it makes me think of family, togetherness, immigrants arriving to this country and having each other’s back. It was an innocent time when everything was new. A new life to make in Nuevo York with traces of the mother country through music”. – M.Tony Peralta
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Since 1978, Carnaval Miami has been organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and is held annually between February and March. Through the dedicated support of the club’s members, volunteers and dedicated corporate and community partners, Carnaval Miami has grown into one of the largest Latin cultural celebrations in the United States, culminating with the world-famous El Festival de la Calle Ocho (Calle Ocho Festival).
Here are some events leading up to Calle Ocho Festival which takes place March 10th, 11am -7pm.
Carnaval Miami 2019 officially kicks off on February with the Miss Carnaval pageant. The pageant winner will not only be awarded cash prizes and scholarships, but the opportunity to be the face of Carnaval Miami 2019 with sponsored entry into the Miss Florida USA pageant.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Feb 17: Miss Carnaval Miami. More Info / Tickets
March 2: Cordials & Candy. More Info / Tickets
March 2 & 3: Carnaval On The Mile (FREE). More Info
March 2 & 3: Cork & Fork. More Info / Tickets
March 8: Carnaval Miami Live! Gala. More Info / Tickets
March 10: Calle Ocho Music Festival (FREE). More Info
March 10: Cubano Wars. More Info / Tickets
March 10: Domino Tournament (FREE). More Info
March 10: El Croquetazo (FREE). More Info
April 20: Soccer 5v5 (FREE). More Info
Carnaval Miami is organized annually by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation’s youth development programs. For more information about the Kiwanis of Little Havana, or Carnaval Miami 2019 sponsorship opportunities, visit http://carnavalmiami.com