Calle Ocho Festival
March 13, 2011 11AM - 7PM
Miami's Calle Ocho Festival is known as the largest street festival on earth. Every year, more than one million visitors from around the world attend the Calle Ocho Festival, the grand finale of Carnaval Miami. For one exciting day, the Calle Ocho Festival fills 23 blocks in Miami’s Little Havana area with Latin music, street performers and international foods.
The attractions of the Calle Ocho Festival are designed to appeal to young and old alike. KidsZone features four blocks of activities and entertainment geared towards youngsters; including clowns, magicians and sports teams. The Parranda Zone gives the Calle Ocho Festival a carnaval flavor with its street dancers and wandering musicians, while hundreds of food booths invite visitors to sample an astonishing variety of international foods. The musical entertainment is equally dazzling, if not more so. Calle Ocho Festival attracts some of the world’s best-known Hispanic recording artists and groups. Musical styles include salsa, merengue, reggaeton and more.
The Calle Ocho Festival is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. It is one of 10 events that comprise the annual Carnaval Miami, held in February and early March. The Calle Ocho Festival takes its name from the Little Havana street where it is held: Calle Ocho (8th Street).