Carnaval Miami

Carnaval Miami

First two full weeks in March
Carnaval is the biggest event in Miami, Fla., honoring Hispanic culture. Held since 1938, it is estimated that one million people attend each year. The highlight and grand finale of the festival is the famous Calle Ocho Open House. This is non-stop, wall-to-wall entertainment along 23 blocks of Southwest Eighth Street ( Calle Ocho ): 40 stages with more than 200 troupes offering live music, dancing, and folkloric performances. There are more than 600 vendors of ethnic food. Other events are the Miss Carnaval Miami beauty contest; a grand paseo or parade with floats; limbo dancers, samba groups, and steel bands from the Caribbean; a footrace; a laser display; fireworks; and concerts of international stars.
CONTACTS:
Carnaval Miami
Kiwanis of Little Havana
701 S.W. 27 Ave., Ste. 900
Miami, FL 33135
305-644-8888; fax: 305-644-8693
www.carnavalmiami.com
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CINCINNATI -- As the official sponsor of the 2013 Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest, Bounty Select-A-Size and Telemundo's Chef James Tahhan kicked off the 10-day Hispanic heritage celebration by proving to party-goers that one small sheet can tackle their biggest messes.
Chef James crowns Lizette Locates the winner of the Bounty Select-A-Size "Tastiest Mess in Miami" category at Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest on Sunday, March 3, in Miami, Florida.
In the end, after all the dicing, sauteing and grilling was over, Lizette Locates was crowned this year's winner of the "Tastiest Mess in Miami" at the 2013 Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest for her electrifying Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa dish.
The award-winning firm serves international, national, regional and local clients including E&J Gallo Winery, Burger King, Cartier Jewelry, Cobb Theatres/CineBistro, National Check Trust, The Cereal Bowl, Flagler Development, The Setai South Beach, Carnaval Miami and the YMCA of Greater Miami.
the nation's first pay-as-you-go wireless communications service specifically targeting the more than 40 million Hispanics living in the United States, is sponsoring the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant tomorrow evening in Miami when the first Miss Movida will be crowned.
Miss Carnaval Miami is one of the oldest televised Hispanic pageants in the United States.
Fox Sports en Espanol will be the sponsor of the Copa Colegial 2004, in association with the PUBLIX Carnaval Miami 8K Run presented by Fox Sports en Espanol, taking place Friday, March 5, 2004, at 7:00 p.
I am proud to take part in the Carnaval Miami 8K Run to help cheer on the youths in the Miami-Dade County community.
We are very proud of being a part of the Carnaval Miami 8K Run and, through this project, supporting South Florida's youth by sponsoring the Copa Colegial 2004," says Raul de Quesada, Vice-President of Marketing, Communications and Special Services for Fox Sports en Espanol.