Dress in masquerade style and celebrate the heritage and traditions of the Caribbean at the Miami Broward One Carnival held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on October 11th.
Come to Miami over Columbus Day weekend to dress up in masquerade for the Miami Broward One Carnival, a bi-county event that attracts over 50,000 participants each year. The main event is held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, although other festivities can be found throughout the city. This exciting festival celebrates the culture, traditions, and art heritages of the Caribbean. It’s fun for all ages with celebrations ranging from pageantry to musical performances by world-class entertainers. Sunday, October 11, 2015 will mark 31 years of Miami Carnival, and the carnival committee promises to make this year one of the best Carnivals ever.
Leading up to Carnival, The Parade of the Bands takes place in early October. It features over twenty masquerade bands parading through the city on a six-mile route. Each band selects a theme and depicts characters from traditional Caribbean folklore. They dress in colorful costumes and beads (think, feather headdresses, sequins and ruffles) while dancing and performing their music. The parade is judged by an expert panel, and winners are selected based on creativity, authenticity and presentation.
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