Miami Broward Carnival weekend guide

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Miami Broward Carnival Signature Events

Sunday, October 5, 1PM – 8PM (Parade starts at 2pm) – Jr. Carnival Parade of Bands, Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 NW 11th St, Lauderhill
Admission: $10 and $1.50 parking

Friday, October 10, 4PM – 11PM – Panorama Steel Band Competition/Kings, Queens, Individuals – Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 NW 11th St, Lauderhill
Admission: $10

Saturday, October 11, 7AM – 2PM – Official J’Ouvert, Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 NW 11th St, Lauderhill
Admission: Advance Tickets $15

Sunday, October 12, 11AM – 11PM – Miami Broward Parade of Bands and Concert, Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center – 10901 Coral Way, Miami



Other Carnival events around South Florida:

Sun, Rum & Soca Carnival Edition
Friday, October 10, 2PM – 7PM – Bayside Marina, 401 Biscayne Blvd

The 3rd annual inclusive boat party returns for a Carnival party on a private sandbar including Caribbean food menu, open bar, and waterspouts. For info:

I Am Soca party
Friday, October 10, 8PM – 4AM – LMNT, 59 NW 36th St, Miami

I AM Soca presents a Short Pants & Mini Skirts Fete featuring eight hours of soca and special performances. General admission: $30. Tickets at

Miami Vice
Friday, October 10, 10PM – 4AM – The Clevelander at Marlins Park (poolside), 501 Marlins Way

Friday night party experience poolside featuring music by multiple DJs spinning Caribbean, R&B, and Hip Hop. Admission: $20 ladies/$25 men.

Empire Fridays 2nd annual Carnival Kickoff
Friday, October 10, 11PM – Imperia Miami, 20 Biscayne Blvd

Caribbean music all night long. Everyone with an island flag free until midnight; ladies free until 12:30am.

D’Original Vale Breakfast Party – Carnival
Saturday, October 11, 3:30AM – 10AM

Yes, that’s a pre-crack-of-dawn breakfast/Carnival party and includes a premium cash bar and all-inclusive breakfast of Caribbean and American dishes and DJs from all parts of the globe. Info and tickets at

Guinness Live it Up Music Fest
Saturday, October 11, 7PM – 12AM – Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St, Miami

A West Indian and West African festival featuring music, art, and culture featuring live performances by Waggy T, Moksca Roots Allstars, DJ Troubles, DJ Obi, and DJ Baboo. Free event, but you must RSVP to gain entry. Visit: and enter code 2162 to be added to the guest list. Each RSVP gains entry to the event and drink tickets. Must be 21 and over to attend.