The Most Exciting Caribbean Carnival
Experience Set to Take South Florida by Storm
Miami, FL -Sharing a united passion for the 2011 Miami Carnival in the Gardens, set
to take place on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 12 noon, the Miami Broward One
Carnival Host Committee is positioned to produce one of the biggest and most
vibrant cultural presentations that the South Florida area has ever witnessed.
With over 20 masquerade bands and 6 steel bands parading and competing for
“Band of the Year” bragging rights, the streets of Miami Gardens will be
adorned with beautiful, colorful and intricate costumes along with the
infectious musical sounds of soca. With a significant impact on tourism, Miami
Carnival in the Gardens has become a staple event within the fabric of South
This year’s sponsors include Carib Beer, Caribbean Airlines, Western
Union, McDonalds, Vox3 Communication, NBC, New Times(Broward and Miami), Lauderhill
Regional Chamber of Commerce- Expo 2011, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and
Visitors Bureau, Hot 105 and “With the support of the Miami-Dade County
Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council,the Miami -Dade
County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”
The Carnival connoisseur has a myriad of
signature events to choose from. The
season kicks off with a host of celebratory activities that commence with the
Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant on Sunday, September 24 at the Lou Rawls
Center (Florida Memorial University). The pageant in its (6th year),
has afforded an opportunity for young women of Caribbean descent to become
an ambassador of their rich and
multi-cultural Caribbean heritage.
Continuing the legacy of supporting young
people, the Jr. Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Central
Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL
33311) from noon to 7pm. This is a free event that will include a
parade of bands and masqueraders, bounce house, face painting and other fun
activities for the kids.
Saturday, October 8th at Sun Life Stadium, the
non stop soca party known as SocaFest (Formerly held at the Coconut Grove
Convention Center) will take place from 11pm-4am with an all-star lineup of
heavyweights in the Soca music industry including Roy Cape featuring Blaxx, Dil
E Nadan, Spectrum Band (USVI), Destra, Edwin Yearwood, Mr. Vegas, Tizzy, and
The climax of the week is the 2011 Miami
Carnival in the Gardens parade of bands on the streets of Miami Gardens and a
live concert in Sun Life Stadium with a line up of soca’s leading performers
that includes Alison Hinds, Ongu & Red Hot Flames (Antigua’s # 1 Band),
International Soca Artist, Talpree (Spice Island, Grenada) sought out soca/ragga
soca artist Benjai, (Trinidad and Tobago) energetic soca artist Skinny Fabulous
(St. Vincent and The Grenadines) and the Master, Iwer George (Big Man In
Media Credentials: Yvette N. Harris, Public
Relations Manager at 786.897.8854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tickets are $20 online and $25 at the gate
on the day of the event. Visit www.miamibrowardcarnival.com.
For Vendor opportunities call 305.653.1877.
NW 26th Avenue to NW 199th Street, West on NW 199 to NW
27 Avenue, North on NW 27 Avenue to NW 203 Street then East into the stadium in
the City of Miami Gardens.
Official schedule of Events
Miami Broward Carnival Pageant
September 24th 2011
Rawls Center | Florida Memorial University
will wear the crown?
October 1, 2011
Old Cutler Rd
Broward Jr. Carnival
October 2nd 2011
Broward Regional Park
of the Kiddies Bands
October 8th 2011
Carnival in the Gardens
October 9th 2011
Parade of the Bands | Food Village | Business Expo | LIVE Concert