JULY 18 — Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds

The Carnival & Jourvert launch is a time to set the tone and give a snapshot of the 2015 Miami Broward Carnival season. The cultural show lineup, which begins at 8pm, includes performance by soca artist Iwer George, Explosion Band, and a runway model show with the masquerade bands showcasing this year’s costumes. The Miami Broward Carnival Steel bands Pantastic Steel Band and Silver Stars USA will also perform.

This year, Miami Carnival Parade of Bands will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 11am to 11pm. The pageantry, which features over 20 masquerade bands, will compete for bragging rights and over $40,000 in cash prizes.

Jone Larode of Mas Brothers Productions — 2014 Miami Broward Carnival Band of the Year — says, “in order to maintain the spirit of Carnival, the dignity of our culture, Mas Brothers will continue to design and produce costumes, which will be respectfully spectacular, colorful, influential and with stories to be told.” 

“We are looking forward to entertaining the loyal patrons of this event and to a very successful Carnival season. The 2014 Panorama Champions are here to represent”, states Patrick Campbell, Pantastik Steel Orchestra Bandleader.

Ruby Allison Limere Alexander, Bandleader of Major Players since 1993, says,” I’m looking forward to a fantastic Carnival this year.  I encourage the community to support this event as the youths are the future of our culture.”  

The event takes place on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 8pm to 4am at the Miami-Dade County Fair Grounds. Advance discount tickets can be purchased online. Music powered by 99 Jamz Waggy Tee, local artists and DJs. The event is hosted by Giselle D’Wassi One.

Miami Broward Carnival Signature Events

Miami Broward Jr. Carnival — 10/4

Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Miami Broward Carnival King/Queen/Individual and Panorama — 10/9

Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Miami Broward Carnival Official J’Ouvert — 10/10

Location: Central Broward Regional Park-3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Miami Broward Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert — 10/11

Location: Miami-Dade Fairgrounds-10901 Southwest 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165