Fun Generation Too Looks to Maintain their Title of “Jr. Band of the Year”

Miami, FL-2 August 2011 - The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOCHC) is set to stage one of the most spirited Caribbean inspired family events with their Jr. Carnival that will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311). The parade of masqueraders will range from toddlers to teens and will include a competition element. The parade will begin at 1pm and the event is family friendly and free. This year’s Broward, Jr. Carnival is set to be one of the most colorful and festive celebrations that inspires cultural awareness among young people. The young people have the opportunity to compete based on their creativity, presentation and craftsmanship. The children have worked diligently all year long to help create their own costumes.

“Our, Jr. Carnival gives our young people an opportunity to shine, helps boost their self-esteem and confidence while taking part in a tradition that is part of the fabric of our heritage, states Ruthven Williams, MBOCHC, Executive Director.

“The hosting of Junior Carnival in the Central Broward Regional Park is an excellent location to host our future "revelers" for generations to come.We are working very closely with Broward County Parks and Recreation to ensure the success of the event and the enjoyment of our patrons. There will be food, music, fun for all the entire family and a parade by our children, stated Nichols Jack, Director at Broward Caribbean Carnival and Chairman of the Junior Carnival Committee.

Jr. Carnival promises to kick off the carnival week with a kaleidoscope of vibrant color. The current titles up for grabs include: Jr. King and Queen and Band of the Year. The event will also incorporate a kid zone that will include face painting designated stations, bounce, slide and play, performances, steel band and a DJ.

The Jr. Carnival kicks off a week of activities and fetes throughout South Florida leading up to the 2011 Miami Carnival in the Gardens that takes place on Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL from 12noon to 11pm.

Event Details:

Date and Time: Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 12noon-8pm (Parade begins at 1pm)

Event Venue: Central Broward Regional Park-3700, NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Free, Free, Free

Participating bands include:
Acapai Players, Break Away Kru, China Mas Kidz, Community Vibe, Fun Generation Too, Heritage TNT, Major Players, Wassi Babes.

For more information about sponsorship and vending opportunities please call 305.653.1877.