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The Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a safe, family festival in South Florida and outlying areas, fostering community pride and civic involvement, and providing critical opportunities to the Caribbean people in South Florida to share the Caribbean culture, promote cultural exchange and build economic cooperation in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment of South Florida.

Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee is the organization formed with representatives of two separate Caribbean Carnival organizations – Miami Carnival Inc. (founded in 1999) and Broward Caribbean Carnival Inc. (founded in 2005). Miami Carnival – an event that began in 1985 – has been held at various locations in Miami-Dade County every year since then. Broward Carnival – an event that started in 2003 – was held at various locations in Broward County every year until 2008. In 2009, the two organizations negotiated a Management Agreement which allowed for one Carnival to be held in Miami and Broward. The Kiddies Carnival is held in Broward in 2009. The two organizations came together under the name “Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee”; four representatives from both organizations were appointed to the Board. Articles of Incorporation for the new organization were filed and Bylaws were approved. After the 2011 Carnival, it was agreed that all Directors of the two umbrella organizations would be appointed to the Board. After the 2011 Carnival it was also agreed that the name of the Carnival would be changed to Miami Broward Carnival.

Miami Broward Carnival is held annually on the Sunday before Columbus Day, which is always the second Monday in October.

Source: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com

Miami Carnival Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and represented the merging of two separate Miami Carnival Organizations – Caribbean American Carnival (incorporated in 1991) and Carnival Association of South Florida (incorporated in 1996), who had previously held competing Carnivals on the same date. Also included in the merger were representatives of the original West Indian American Day Carnival Association (incorporated in 1984).

Miami Carnival has been an Annual Event since 1984. Within two years of its inception, it had grown from a small neighborhood festival to an international event bringing live bands and calypsonians from the islands. Inquiries came from New York and other major cities. The present Carnival, the Caribbean Mardi Gras, has become the foremost revenue-producing festival for South Florida and is the most popular Carnival in North America, with airline and hotel bookings being confirmed as early as November of each year for the following October’s Carnival. The “Caribbean Carnival Circuit” starts in February with Trinidad & Tobago and ends in October with Miami. In 1993 the International Caribbean Carnival Association was incorporated and this organization is still headquartered in Miami. The President, Treasurer and Trustee of ICCA are all Board Members of Miami Carnival Inc.

The first Junior (Kiddies) Carnival Parade was held in 1990 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami on the day before the Miami Carnival. The Junior Carnival grew by leaps and bounds each year, with categories of competition being added each year. In its ongoing outreach program and acknowledging the thousands of Caribbean residents in Broward County, Miami Carnival Inc. partnered with the Broward County Library in 2002 to present the First Annual Miami Carnival • Broward County Library Kiddies Carnival and the City of Fort Lauderdale agreed to include it as a part of their Sun Trust Jazz Brunch on October 6th, one week prior to the Miami Carnival Parade. The Carnival was a huge success and it was again held in Broward County in 2004. In 2004, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Miami Carnival, this huge event was brought back to its home in Miami-Dade County. In 2005 it was celebrated at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, one week before Columbus Day. Downtown Miami - NE 1st Avenue @ NE 17th Street, Miami was home for the 2006 Parade & Festival featuring over 25 Mas Bands and Steelbands, Live Entertainment - Soca Stars Performing live.

For 2007, the parade will be held on Sunday Oct. 7th, 2007 at Bicentennial Park featuring entertainment by Alison Hinds and many more. Call our Hotline for more info 305-653-1877.

Source: www.miamicarnival.net

Broward Caribbean Carnival is a Caribbean cultural event which was held in Broward County for the first time in 2003, on the Sunday before Columbus Day, the event culminates in a costumed street parade and carnival extravaganza. By the year 2008 this event is anticipated to be the largest of it’s kind in North America, thus becoming an integral part of the Caribbean American calendar.

This style of carnival originated in the mecca of carnival itself, Trinidad and Tobago, and has been exported to every island in the Caribbean, many major cities in the US and Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden. In fact, one of the top Carnival designers from Trinidad, Peter Minshall, was responsible for the opening and closing shows at the Summer Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996.

Broward Caribbean Carnival features dozens of bands (groups) of masqueraders, which make up in total some 2,000 performers with the potential to grow. Each band comprises approximately 100 masqueraders, wearing exotic and often extravagant costumes. The parade also includes steel bands, large individual costumes, the Kings and Queens of each band, and a variety of Caribbean music.

On the Sunday of the carnival, these bands parade on the route accompanied by live music, DJ.’s on large trucks and steelbands. The street parade, which is approximately two (2) miles long, culminates in the park where a competition is held for the title of “Band of the Year” in various categories. The competition and other activities in the park attract over 50,000 patrons, and there are thousands more who view the parade on the street.

Source: www.caribbeancarnival.org


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