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Miami, can we please get the ROAD back!

The number of parties (see list here) held for Miami Carnival seems to be growing and growing, and Miami Carnival is still the last major Caribbean Carnival to close out the calendar year. However, the same topic of conversation comes up every year. How can we get the Parade of the Bands back on the road? And although a large number of people still play mas, in fact the number of masqueraders this year appeared to be higher than last, there are lots of folks who have opted to no longer play mas under the current set up. I'm a BIG advocate for "A True Road Experience". It's the lifeline of any carnival. The formula is simple. No Road = No Carnival. I've started discussions with revellers, mas bands and most importantly, the Miami-Broward ONE Carnival Committee. I wonder if there's a possibility to start the parade on the road, with a two mile stretch leading into the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds? Clearly there are lots of challenges to be faced, but nothing is impossible. If we had the road in the past, I can't see why we can't have it again.


Here are the Official Miami Carnival 2019 Competition Results.


CARNIVAL Miami-Broward ONE Carnival



Breakfast Party

Vale Vibe Miami,  Plunge


ONE Fete, Carnival Kingdom / Anything Machel Montano

All Inclusive

Citrus - The Premium All Inclusive

Drinks Inclusive Soca Brainwash Miami, Mai Tai Miami, Big Phat Block Party
Cooler Party Viva La Carnival, 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! / J'Ouvert fete - #SSS Blue Miami

Must Do Event

There are too many awesome Miami Carnival 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/Tuesday morning.

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), National Hotel (Miami 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. Hollywood Beach area places you in between Miami and Broward.

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 / Local Food

Joy's Roti Delight – Lauderhill
Lallos – Lauderhill
L C Roti Shop (cash-only) – Miami
Bon Gout BBQ – Little Haiti, Miami
Chef Creole Seasoned Restaurant – Miami


Cool & Trendy Spots

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.


It was another great time Miami.


The Carnival Ref; and the 2019 TJJ Miami Carnival Team
-- D' Original Lime Flavor, Juicy Juice, Joy Juice, Tech Yuh Picture and Master Q

Miami Carnival 2019

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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