Miami Carnival and surrounding events arrive in South Florida this week

Photo: Carl Juste/Miami Herald

It’s Miami Carnival time again in South Florida and the annual celebrations climax with the street parade on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Sun Life Stadium. Carnival festivities abound, so build momentum every night this week with our guide.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 starting at 11 p.m.
Where: Sosta Lounge, 31885 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood,
Details: Top DJs include Duchess (Trinidad); Anonymous (New York); Genesis (Miami); Ziah (Arizona). Drink specials before midnight. Must be at least 18 years old to enter, 21 to drink.
Admission: $17
For more information: 305-393-8721 or visit or
When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Where: Hialeah Park, 2200 East 4th Ave., Hialeah
Details: “Queen of Soca” Alison Hinds performs for only one exclusive show during Miami Broward Carnival.
Admission: $25, $35 VIP
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When: Saturday, Oct. 6,  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill
Details: Steel Band & DJ Music, A J’ouvert Vibe, Body Paint.
Admission: $12
When: Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill
Details: Friday, Oct. 5 – Carnival Kings, Queens, Individuals, Show & Competition; Saturday, Oct. 6: Lauderhill Steel ensemble, Miami Pan symphony, New Generation Branches, Pantastic Steel, Resurrection Steel, Silver Stars USA.
Admission: Free

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 p.m.
Where: Supreme Marine, 2981 Ravenswood Rd., Ft. Lauderdale
Details: Party with the Gen X Big Truck. Bring your cooler with your own drinks. Prize for the most unique and biggest cooler. Top Soca DJs spinning include Genesis-Miami; duchess-Trinidad; Bad Company-New York; DJ Ziah-Arizona
Admission: $27
For more info: 305-393-8721or visit
HYSTERIA – Ultra-elite, All-inclusive Carnival Day Fete
When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Rancho de Hysteria, 15852 NW 122nd Ave., Miami
Details: Surprise Guest Artist. Dress code strictly enforced. Food and premium bar available. Top Soca DJs include Back2Basics (NY); Duchess (T&T); Anonymous; Tony for Real.
Advance tickets: $73 per person online at or at Caribbean Delite, Jamaica Kitchen, Island Spice, Tropical Feast, and Aunt I’s in Dade; Joy’s Roti Delight, Joy’s Liquor, Aunt I’s (Pines; Lauderhill), and Liquids Wine & Spirits in Broward; D’ Caribbean Spotlight and Mojo Caribbean Flavor in Palm Beach.
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When: Sunday, Oct. 7. Parade starts at noon.
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens
Details: Two miles of parade route and two big stages featuring Machel Montano 7 Team (T&T), Byron Lee’s Dragonaires (Jamaica), Patrice Roberts, and Farmer Nappy. Adult Mas bands will also be featured. In-House music includes DJS Carl, Sound Revolution, Dynasty Soundz, MAC 10, Empress Tonia and The Stanman.  Music on the Road includes WCK Band, DJS Eternal Vibes, Foreign Bass, Gary Enforcement, Genesis, House Arrest, Smallie, Maestro, Natural Freaks, Private Ryan, Cleve, Sounds 4 Life, Spice, Bajan Blue and Crown Spice Majestic.
Hosted by: Vanessa James, Giselle D Wassi One, Mike Andrews and Eddie Edwards.


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