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A Beginner's Guide to Carnaval Miami

January 20th, 2023 Art & Culture
A Beginner's Guide to Carnaval Miami

It’s a celebration of “all things Miami” during the annual Carnaval Miami 2023, as spectacular events roll out across the Greater Miami area. Here’s everything you need to know about the event of the year.

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What is Carnaval Miami?

Showcasing the best of art, music, fashion, food, and sports, the fun and energetic Carnaval Miami is a months-long series of events that attract an average of one million attendees each year. What began as a simple idea in the 70s has gone on to become one of the largest celebrations of Hispanic Culture in the world!

Powered entirely by volunteers of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana (whose mission is to empower and assist the financially underserved Hispanic youth of Miami-Dade County), Carnaval Miami benefits local youth developmental programs while bringing in millions of dollars annually to artists, vendors, and small businesses throughout the Greater Miami area.

When is Carnaval Miami and how long does it last?

This year’s festivities will run from Feb. 11 through April 8, 2023.

Where is Carnaval Miami?

Carnaval Miami is held at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Read on to discover where the 2023 events will be held.

Carnaval Miami Events

We’re breaking down all the Carnaval Miami 2023 events below. Be sure to check individual websites for updates before attending.

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Miss Carnaval Miami

Feb. 11, 2023 at Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana, Miami

The beauty pageant judges contestants on talent, poise, and community involvement for a chance to become the host and goodwill ambassador of Carnaval Miami, win college scholarship money, and paid entry to the Miss Florida USA pageant.

25th Annual Carnaval on the Mile

March 4 - 5, 2023 at Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

The free weekend festival celebrates local art, music, fine dining, and entertainment along Miracle Mile in Coral Gables (the main east-west road through the city’s downtown central business district). More than 200 artists and vendors set up in “Artist Village” and three concert stages present a stacked lineup of live jazz, funk, and rock.

41st Annual Domino Tournament

March 6 - 8, 2023 at Domino Park in Little Havana, Miami

Domino enthusiasts and spectators alike gather in Domino Park for a day of competition followed by an awards presentation and Latin food feast.

41st Annual Golf Classic

March 9, 2023 at International Links - Melreese Country Club, Miami

The “Putting for Education” annual golf classic benefits undergrad student scholarships. Businesspeople, golfers, and Miami VIPs are encouraged to apply, and the public is welcome!

46th Annual Calle Ocho Festival

March 12, 2023 at Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami

The world’s largest Latin music festival spans 15 blocks which are filled with musical stages, international food, sampling sites, folkloric dances, and entertainment for all. The event is free, and may just be your chance to catch music’s next big name. Artists like Pitbull, Nicky Jam, and Maluma all got their start on stage at Calle Ocho!

Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5

April 8, 2023 at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah

More than 4,000 attendees and 100 teams of children ages 8 to 18 compete for trophies and bragging rights at the Carnaval Miami 5v5 Tournament.

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