Miami Carnival Parade and Concert


October 8, 2023    
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds
10901 SW 24th St., Miami, Florida, 33165

Miami Carnival is back at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, marking its grand finale on October 8, 2023. This jubilant celebration of Caribbean culture promises an unforgettable experience.

Picture yourself surrounded by the infectious rhythms of steel drums, dazzling costumes adorned with rhinestones, and the tantalizing aroma of Caribbean spices lingering in the air. Miami Carnival 2023 is set to be a spectacular affair, ranking as one of the world’s largest Caribbean culture celebrations, and the biggest in the United States. Spanning multiple days across Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the festivities will reach their zenith at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on October 8, 2023, drawing thousands of enthusiastic attendees and featuring performances by numerous bands. Here’s everything you need to know about this vibrant event.

About Miami Carnival It’s a match made in heaven for Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s vibrant and sunny ambiance. Now in its 39th year, Miami Carnival draws inspiration from the lively carnival traditions of Brazil and Trinidad, traditionally held preceding Lent. In Miami, these festivities come alive over Columbus Day Weekend. Anticipate a kaleidoscope of extravagant costumes and the infectious beat of steel pan rhythms. The festivities commence on September 30 with the Junior Carnival, followed by J’Ouvert on October 7, culminating in the Parade of Bands & Concert at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 8.

Miami Carnival 2023 Parade Of Bands & Concert Date: Sunday, October 8 Sunday takes center stage at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, where elaborately costumed revelers gather to flaunt their intricate attire. The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and extend into the night. Various bands, each with its unique theme, will grace the parade route, ultimately taking the main stage in pursuit of the coveted title of Band of the Year. The visual spectacle is nothing short of astounding, with a costume competition showcasing the most opulent, rhinestone-encrusted ensembles imaginable. Look forward to competitions for the best king, queen, and individual costumes, offering substantial prizes that will surely bedazzle you. Explore the Carnival Village, where you can savor authentic island cuisine and peruse handmade arts and crafts. Elevate your spectator experience with VIP access, which includes options like renting a private cabana stocked with delectable food and beverages (complete with waiter service) and access to an elevated viewing platform.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Caribbean culture at Miami Carnival 2023. It’s a celebration you’ll remember for years to come.

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