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2008 Miami Carnival

September 28, 2008

MIAMI CARNIVAL 2008 parade & festival will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2008 bicentennial park, Miami. the history behind Miami carnival stemmed in 1999 and represented the merging of two separate Miami Carnival Organizations – Caribbean American Carnival (incorporated in 1991) and Carnival Association of South Florida (incorporated in 1996), who had previously held competing Carnivals on the same date. Also included in the merger were representatives of the original West Indian American Day Carnival Association (incorporated in 1984).

Miami Carnival has been an Annual Event since 1984. Within two years of its inception, it had grown from a small neighborhood festival to an international event bringing live bands and calypsonians from the islands. Inquiries came from New York and other major cities. The present Carnival, the Caribbean Mardi Gras, has become the foremost revenue-producing festival for South Florida and is the most popular Carnival in North America, with airline and hotel bookings being confirmed as early as November of each year for the following October’s Carnival. The “Caribbean Carnival Circuit” starts in February with Trinidad & Tobago and ends in October with Miami. In 1993 the International Caribbean Carnival Association was incorporated and this organization is still headquartered in Miami. The President, Treasurer and Trustee of ICCA are all Board Members of Miami Carnival Inc.

The first Junior (Kiddies) Carnival Parade was held in 1990 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami on the day before the Miami Carnival. The Junior Carnival grew by leaps and bounds each year, with categories of competition being added each year. In its ongoing outreach program and acknowledging the thousands of Caribbean residents in Broward County, Miami Carnival Inc. partnered with the Broward County Library in 2002 to present the First Annual Miami Carnival • Broward County Library Kiddies Carnival and the City of Fort Lauderdale agreed to include it as a part of their Sun Trust Jazz Brunch on October 6th, one week prior to the Miami Carnival Parade. The Carnival was a huge success and it was again held in Broward County in 2004. In 2004, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Miami Carnival, this huge event was brought back to its home in Miami-Dade County and in 2005 it will again be celebrated at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, one week before Columbus Day.

EVENTS

MIAMI CARNIVAL LAUNCH
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Cafe Tobago, Miami

PAN ON THE ROAD
Friday, October 03, 2008
Miami Pan Symphony Pan Yard, Miami

MIAMI SATURDAY NITE MAS
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Palmetto Bay Village Center, Miami

JR. CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Florida Memorial University, Miami

YELLOW FEVER
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Barchetta on the Bay, Miami

WELCOME TO MIAMI PARTY
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Opium Prive, Miami Beach

BACCHANAL WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Sosta Lounge, Miami

GIRL POWER 08
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Mahi Temple, Miami

NAUGHTY & NICE
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Sobe Live, Miami Beach

BAKANAL EDITION – WELCOME TO MIAMI 2K8
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Metropolis Downtown , Miami

MIAMI CALYPSO MONARCH AND PAN SOLO COMPETITION
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Joseph Caleb Center, Miami

SCRUPLES 12th ANNIVERSARY BLOCK-O
Friday, October 10, 2008
Soho Studios, Miami
INTERNATIONAL FLAG NITE JOUVAY & BREAKFAST/BLOCK PARTY
Friday, October 10, 2008
Bayside Hut Indoor/Outdoor, Key Biscayne, Miami

GLOW REVOLUTION
Friday, October 10, 2008
Mahi Temple, Miami

RISE & SHINE
Friday, October 10, 2008
Club Nocturnal, Miami

BACCHANAL IN MIAMI BOAT RIDE
Friday, October 10, 2008
Haulover Beach Park, Miami

WELCOME TO MIAMI BEACH PARTY
Friday, October 10, 2008
South Beach, by the yellow umbrella, Miami

WELCOME TO MIAMI CARNIVAL PARTY
Friday, October 10, 2008
Dorset Hotel, Miami

MIAMI FLY-GIRLS ALL INCLUSIVE
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Metro Zoo, Miami

NO SLEEP
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Barchetta on the Bay, Miami
RAINFOREST WET FETE
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Opium Gardens (Outdoor), Miami Beach

UNIVERSITY FETE
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Hallandale Beach

SOCAFUSION – NEW YORK MEETS MIAMI
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Cafe Tobago, Miami

LAS LAP AND SUNDAY PARTY JAM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
510 Ocean Drive Club Lounge, Miami

ADDICTION
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Barchetta on the Bay, Miami

LAST LAP FETE – SOCA EXPLOSION
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tropics Night Club, Hollywood

FIRESTORM – JABBA STRIK ES BACK
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Bongos, Miami

LAST LAP FLAGORAMA
Monday, October 13, 2008
Cafe Tobago, Miami
MIAMI CARNIVAL LAST LAP
Monday, October 13, 2008
Mansion, South Beach, Miami
BOATRIDE IN MIAMI
Monday, October 13, 2008
Haulover Beach Park, Miami

GYAL FARM
Monday, October 13, 2008
Opium Garden, Miami
WET FETE WATER COLORS
Monday, October 13, 2008
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Hallandale Beach

STRICTLY SOCA
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Grand Palms Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Miami

Fantasy Fest Nite Mas Parade
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Key West
8TH ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE CARNIVAL
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville
7TH ANNUAL JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Markham Park, Sunrise

3rd Annual Parang Show & Dance
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Miami

Article: triniscene.com

photos: trinijunglejuice.com

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