Calle Ocho Music Festival 2019 The highlight of Caribbean culture in South Florida.

Calle Ocho Music Festival 2019 The highlight of Caribbean culture in South Florida.

The ideal place to be for the 2019 Latin American festivities known as the “Carnavales” is the Calle Ocho Music Festival (Ocho Street). On the following Sunday, March 10th, an inspiring lineup of artists, culinary specialities, tourism, art, dance, and a splurge of Caribbean culture will take place in the heart of Little Havana, Miami.

This is the largest Hispanic festival in the United States, it attracts more than a million visitors to an unparalleled journey through at least twenty blocks in the famous Cuban neighborhood. Attendees will have the opportunity to dance with partners, family, and friends at the outdoor concerts to the rhythms of salsa, merengue, bachata, balata, hip hop, rap, jazz, reggeatón, electronic, pop, and other genres.

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Fonseca: King of the Carnival

Influential groups, national, and international singers will empower the rhythm: featuring the likes of Gente de Zona and Fonseca. Fonseca is the latest King of the Calle Ocho Carnival and the first Colombian artist to achieve this recognition.

Similarly, live performances by El Micha, El Micha, Jay Maly, Mariah, Grupo Hermanos Ayala de Honduras, Jacob Forever, Alex Sensation, Tania Pantoja, Frank Solo, Conjunto Tropicana, Los 3 de La Habana, Blake G, Carlitos Media, Celia Cruz All Stars, Carlos Manuel, Álvaro Torres, Lenier, and others, will inspire the masses like Zumba instructors.

Artistic platform

The Calle Ocho Music Festival is the stage where celebrated artists like Pitbull, Nicky Jam, and Maluma debuted their talents.

The itinerary for this year’s festivities was designed by talented Ecuadorian artist Alejandra Estefanía, and organized by Club Kiwanis, from Little Havana, with the purpose of collecting funds to assist the communities in danger of social neglect.


Little Havana is a neighborhood created and inhabited by different generations of Cuban evacuees, which chronologically has also opened its doors to emigrants from Colombia and the Dominican Republic. It is populated by approximately 90 thousand people.

Because of the unification of nationalities and cultures, this is the perfect place to celebrate the Caranvales 2019. An on-foot adventure composed of endless flavors and Caribbean rhythms where you can taste the exquisite plates and drinks from the restaurants linked by the expanse of Calle Ocho.

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Cuban Sazón (Sauce!)

You will have the opportunity to try delicious empanadas, rich arroz con pollo (chicken and rice), and spectate the World Championship of Eating crispy croquettes in only 8 minutes. Forget about hot dogs! Prepare for the Cubano Wars, where chefs from around the world showcase their best cuban sandwich, elaborated with roasted pork, sweet ham, swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and pickles.

The most fascinating thing about this area of South Florida is its people, sharing an experience with its locals is a unique experience of enrichment.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable life experience!

Location: 8th Street SW 12th to 27th Avenue / Miami, Florida 33135

Day: March 10, 2019 from 10 am to 7 pm