Miami Carnival 2019 provides a taste of the diverse and unique flavors of Caribbean culture to all those who attend.
Carnival fans from around the world will descend on Magic City for Miami Carnival Week 2019. Celebrating the 35th anniversary, this year’s stellar line-up includes a host of marque events. All lead up to the main parade on Sunday, Oct. 13, set for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.
Miami Carnival continues its long-standing tradition of providing a kaleidoscope of Caribbean cultures under one umbrella.
“For over 35 years, Miami Carnival has endeavored to be the nucleus of Caribbean culture in South Florida,” says Joan Hinkson, Board Chair, Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee. “All community members are encouraged to support the Carnival’s core programming in every way possible.”
So explore the breakdown of this year’s jam-packed calendar.
Miami Junior Carnival 2019
Revelers young and young and heart will officially launch the celebrations with Junior Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. This traditional event seeks to pass the baton of Carnival culture and tradition to the next generation.
Miami Panorama Showdown 2019
On Friday, Oct. 11, the annual Panorama brings the rhythms of sweet steel pan music to Miami. This year’s showdown features five competing bands. The show also includes a highly anticipated performance by the Trinidad Massy All Stars Steel Orchestra, and a appearance by Gypsy & Poser.
Miami J’Ouvert 2019
Get ready to make a mess in a cloud of color at this iconic event, set for Saturday, Oct. 12. Instead of feather and sequins, Miami Carnival Official J’Ouvert celebrates with colorful explosions of paint and powder.
Miami Carnival Parade 2019
The culmination of Miami Carnival 2019 kicks off at noon on Sunday, Oct. 13, with a mega soca concert at 3 p.m. This year’s line-up of performers promises to be bigger and better than ever, led by soca superstars Kes the Band, as well as Nailah Blackman, Nadia Batson and Mr Killa.
This year’s Parade of Bands will feature colorful costumes from over 15,000 masqueraders. The revelers capture the spirit, passion, and the essence of Caribbean culture.