Come to Miami over Columbus Day weekend to dress up in masquerade for the Miami Broward One Carnival, a bi-county event that attracts over 50,000 participants each year. The main event is held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, although other festivities can be found throughout the city. This exciting festival celebrates the culture, traditions and art heritages of the Caribbean. It’s fun for all ages with celebrations ranging from pageantry to musical performances by world-class entertainers. This year Miami Broward One Carnival is scheduled on OCT 09, 2016. You can purchase the tickets from HERE.
What to expect from Miami Broward One Carnival :
Parade of the Bands
The Parade of the Bands takes place on Sunday, the day before Columbus Day. The parade starts at noon and ends at 11 pm with a concert that follows the judging of the bands.
The Steelbands and King, Queen & Individual Competitions
Steelband groups compete for the coveted title of “Panorama Champion”. Panorama is held on Carnival Friday and is hosted at the Central Broward Regional Park Cricket Stadium from 5pm-11pm. On the same night is the King, Queen & Individual costume competitions, at the same venue and time.
The Main Stage – Judging Point
After the bands parade on the streets the fun doesn’t end. It actually intensifies, as the bands take to the stage to be judged by a panel of experts from the carnival industry. On the big stage, the bands act out their portrayals before the judges in an attempt to win the coveted title “Band of the Year“.
The Carnival Concert
The concert segment of Miami Broward One Carnival on Carnival Sunday, allows for the showcase of international Caribbean talent. The concert has featured powerhouse soca acts and live bands including Machel Montano, David Rudder, Super Blue, Stalin, Crazy, Rikki Jai, and Code 868, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and many more.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Craft vendors from as far away as New York and Boston travel to South Florida with t-shirts, flags, toys, games, jewelry, souvenirs, paintings, wood carvings, incense, pottery and more. Bring cash or use one of our ATMs conveniently located throughout the Miami Broward One Carnival village.