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Miami Carnival 2018 | Miami-Broward ONE Carnival Coverage :: on the inside
Miami-Broward ONE Carnival 2018 Parade & Concert - Part 1

October 7th 2018

Miami-Broward ONE Carnival 2018 Parade & Concert - Part 2

October 7th 2018

Miami-Broward ONE Carnival 2018 Parade & Concert - Part 3

October 7th 2018

Miami-Broward ONE Carnival 2018 Parade & Extras - Part 4

October 7th 2018

Foam Wet Fete "Miami Carnival Last Lap"

October 8th 2018

Bacchanal Beach 2018

October 8th 2018

GlassHouse Miami 2018 "Bleached" - Part 1

October 8th 2018

GlassHouse Miami 2018 "Bleached" - Part 2

October 8th 2018

Revive Brunch + Pump "Miami White Edition"

October 8th 2018

Viva La Carnival 2018 - Part 1

October 6th 2018

Viva La Carnival 2018 - Part 2

October 6th 2018

Soca Brainwash Miami 2018 'The Tequila Sunset' - Part 1

October 6th 2018

Soca Brainwash Miami 2018 'The Tequila Sunset' - Part 2

October 6th 2018

Mai Tai Miami 2018 "The Butterfly Effect" - Part 1

October 6th 2018

Mai Tai 2018 Miami "The Butterfly Effect" - Part 2

October 6th 2018

Miami-Broward ONE Carnival J'Ouvert 2018 - Part 1

October 6th 2018

Miami-Broward ONE Carnival J'Ouvert 2018 - Part 2

October 6th 2018

Vale Vibe Miami 2018 - D'Original Vale Breakfast Party

October 6th 2018

Sundown - The Ultimate Carnival Charity Event - Part 1

October 5th 2018

Sundown - The Ultimate Carnival Charity Event - Part 2

October 5th 2018

Big Phat Block Party

October 5th 2018

Duck Work Miami 2018

October 5th 2018

Citrus Miami - The Premium All Inclusive

October 5th 2018

TRIBE Ignite Miami 2018

October 4th 2018

Entice Miami 2018 - Part 1

October 4th 2018

Entice Miami 2018 - Part 2

October 4th 2018

Trini Jungle Juice: ARRIVALS Miami 2018 - Part 1

October 4th 2018

Trini Jungle Juice: ARRIVALS Miami 2018 - Part 2

October 4th 2018

Trini Jungle Juice: ARRIVALS Miami 2018 - Part 3

October 4th 2018

Hookie Mia

October 4th 2018

Call Out Sick Boatride

October 3rd 2018


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Still the Best Caribbean Carnival in North America

Survey says, the top three North American carnivals are Toronto Caribbean Carnival (formerly Caribana), West Indian American Day Carnival (New York Labor Day Carnival) and Miami-Broward ONE Carnival. We still place Miami Carnival at the top. Hey, it's MIAMI... South Beach, Art Deco, bikini-clad folks, sports cars zipping around... all topped off with Carnival festivities. We're talking about over 70 events in 6 days (and these are only the events we had listed - see here), which includes fetes, concerts, all inclusives, boat rides, j'ouvert and pretty mas. So what else is needed? Oh, how about MORE ROAD! We need to get the Parade of the Bands back on the road. If revellers are going to spend US$300-$700 on a costume, giving them a full day road experience is key. Carnival is no longer an annual thing. It's year round and carnival lovers are seeking out the ones which give them the best bang for their buck.


CARNIVAL Miami-Broward ONE Carnival



Breakfast Party

Sunnation Sunrise Miami, Vale Vibe Miami,  Sun N Soca, Plunge


ONE Fete (Soca Insanity and RAVE combined)

All Inclusive

Citrus - The Premium All Inclusive

Drinks Inclusive Soca Brainwash Miami, Mai Tai Miami, Big Phat Block Party
Cooler Party Viva La Carnival, I Love Soca Jamaica Cooler Fete, Scorch & Spice
Cruises Call Out Sick Boatride, Roast x Ruk-A-Tuk Premium All-Inclusive Breakfast Cruise, Suits Miami


Miami Carnival J'Ouvert. Pick a band, have dirty fun!

Must Do Event

There are too many awesome events. Go all out, sleep when it's over.

Miami Carnival Mas Bands

Bajan Fuh Eva
Dingolay Mas
D-Junction Mas
Euphoria Mas
Freaks Mas
Generation X (TJJ Recommended)
Major Players Inc.
Mascots International
Natural Disasters
One Island Band (Big & Strong)
Party Room Squad
Ramajay Mas
Revel Nation Carnival (TJJ Recommended)
Wassi Ones




Wednesday to Tuesday will give you maximum feting, while still allowing time to get your Miami shopping and beach time in. Want to save your vacation dates? Then get in on Thursday (in time for Trini Jungle Juice ARRIVALS) and fly out Monday morning. If you're like me, and want to enjoy a Las Lap fete (or two), leave Monday night.

Parade Day / Last Lap

Miami Carnival Parade of the Bands takes place every Columbus Day Weekend, on the second Sunday in October. In the US, Columbus Day is always celebrated on the second Monday in October.


United States Dollar


Visiting Miami in October is no different from the summer months, you can expect a lot of very hot and humid weather. The average daily temperature for this month is a very respectable 25°C (77°Fahrenheit), with highs going all the way up to 28°C (82°Fahrenheit) and lows down to 22°C (72°Fahrenheit).

TJJ Recommended Hotel

Fontainebleau (Miami Beach), Mondrian (South Beach), InterContinental (Miami), The Mayfair (Coconut Grove)

Best places to stay

Where to stay for Miami Carnival? You have the choice of Dade (Miami) or Broward county (Fort Lauderdale). We recommend staying in the Miami area as this is where most of the carnival events take place. Midtown Miami, Wynwood, South Beach, Miami Beach and Brickell are all popular areas to stay in.

Communication / Mobile Providers

If you'd like a local phone number in the US, you can buy a US SIM card upon your arrival in the States. There's AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. You should expect to pay at least US$30 plus tax. This will give you an allowance of US minutes and data.


Book a car rental online in advance to get the best rate. Prefer not to drive? Uber or Lyft are usually less than 2 minutes away.


For your next trip to the Sunshine State, fly into Miami International Airport (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). When you book via MIA, you will enjoy easy access to the city's hottest attractions as the tarmac is just 8 miles northwest of Downtown Miami. FLL is located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the city centre of Fort Lauderdale and 21 miles north of Miami.



Cost of a 2 Piece Combo

Using our KFC global standard, a 2 Pc. Chicken Combo, which includes individual side & medium drink, cost $5.99 in the US.

Late Night Eats

Taco fix? Try Coyo Taco in Wynwood or Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in South Beach. La Sandwicherie offers custom-made sandwiches until 5 a.m daily in Miami Beach. Steve's Pizza in North Miami is highly coveted for its simply divine pies.

TJJ Favourite Restaurants

Caribbean Food

Joy's Roti Delight – Lauderhill
Lallos – Lauderhill
L C Roti Shop (cash-only) – Miami



Sugarcane Raw Bar GrillEclectic small plates & Sushi // Midtown
Yardbird Southern Table & BarFarm-to-table Southern comfort food // Miami Beach
SuViche – Sushi // Wynwood
Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkNew American locally sourced comfort food // Miami Design District


Upscale Dining / $$$
Zuma – Modern Japanese cuisine // Miami
JuviaEclectic food // Miami Beach (Lincoln Road Mall)

Instagram @miabrocarnival

Note: TJJ Recommends Events, Food, Mas Bands and Hotels based on where we have been and the services we have used. For events, we recommend the ones with a vibe of 8 or higher.


Bye Miami, it was fun!


The Carnival Ref; and the 2018 TJJ Miami CarnivalTeam
-- D' Original Lime Flavor, Joy Juice and Tech Yuh Picture

Miami Carnival 2018

We Love Carnival ... We Know Carnival ... WE ARE CARNIVAL


Disclaimer: Professional and experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus have rigorously tested these Carnival grounds and are providing said recommendations based on the fundamentals that the audience is a healthy rum drinking islander. If while performing any of these actions you begin to feel any dizziness, fatigue or pain please stop and consult your physician immediately.


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