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Welcome to Miami Carnival, the ultimate cultural experience that combines the various elements of Carnival with the beauty of Miami over Columbus Day Weekend in October. The annual event features four signature events, Junior Carnival, Panorama, J’ouvert and a costumed Parade & Concert and brings visitors and participants from across the globe, all who come to celebrate Caribbean culture.

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We are Here!

#MiamiCarnival is excited to participate in the 11th annual celebration of #GiveMiamiDay under our Junior Carnival program.

We love Miami and we are ready to show it! How about you?

Mark your calendars for November 17, 2022 to join Greater Miami’s largest day of generosity and support to our community’s nonprofits.

Please join us and invest in our youth.

Miami Carnival celebrates young people with our annual Jr. Carnival.

This creatively enriching youth experience offers an annual parade of young masqueraders competing for bragging rights and prizes, showcases arts and crafts, such as face painting, calypso competition, a Panorama concert, and other youth-inspired activities. Junior Carnival is an all-round event that offers our young leaders and masqueraders a space to grow and shine. It’s also a great avenue for developing artistry.

Please join us in raising funds and awareness for the steel pan portion of our event. This past fall, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee expanded its youth enrichment program and launched its youth pan workshops. These fun and interactive music workshops are designed to introduce children to the steel pan through hands-on instruction. The workshop presented the students’ history and rhythmic versatility of this unique Caribbean instrument. In addition, students had the chance to learn to play a song using the pan instrument. The workshop series continues as we lead up to the 2023 presentation of the Miami Jr. Carnival. We intend to empower children to discover their highest potential through musical instruction and in a collaborative environment that helps build confidence and teamwork. Children learn the importance of collaboration and cooperation; they learn how to become one voice and, through their shared experience, grow stronger as individuals and as a community.

Will you Join us in Building a Stronger Miami?
For a stronger Miami, we ask everyone to show up.

Get ready at and follow @MiamiFoundation for updates.

What is #GiveMiamiDay?

Give Miami Day is one of the largest annual online giving events in the Southeast United States. On this day, anyone can make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting local nonprofit organizations. Give Miami Day 2021 made history, raising over $33.4 million for 975 local nonprofits. More than 38,000 donors spanning Miami-Dade County, the nation, and the globe participated in the multimillion-dollar movement.

Who Hosts Give Miami Day?

The Miami Foundation, a community foundation that helps community members become Champions for the issues they care about.

Twitter: @MiamiFoundation
Facebook: @TheMiamiFoundation
Instagram: @miamifoundation
LinkedIn: @The Miami Foundation

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Shuttle Hours

J’ouvert: 6am – 5pm
Carnival Day: 9am – MIDNIGHT

  • Masqueraders can park at any location
  • All masqueraders can take any shuttle
  • NO vending or tailgating in parking lots

Drop Off/Pick Up Locations


  • Patrons & Revelers: Tennis Center Parking Lot at Main Entrance to the fairgrounds
  • Last Bus Departs at 5pm


  • Masqueraders: Drop off at the starting point of the Parade (114th Ave & SW 24th St.)
  • Patrons: Tennis Center Parking Lot at Main Entrance to the fairgrounds
  • All Pickup & Return: Tennis Center Parking Lot at Main Entrance to the fairgrounds
  • Last Bus Departs at MIDNIGHT

What’s New

Dutty Up in the new J’OUVERT JAM ZONE!

A fully immersive J’ouvert experience featuring paint, powder, riddim and complimentary drink from our sponsor Babuxca. Don’t miss live performances by Iwer George, Skinny Banton and Tallpree!

Advanced tickets are available here!

General admission/J’ouvert Jam Zone does not grant access to the J’ouvert parade route.

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