The 38th Annual Culturally Diverse Miami Carnival is Set for October 1, 7, 8, 9, 2022

SOUTH FLORIDA – Miami Carnival lends a cultural authenticity to the arts and culture landscape that is undeniable. Over 30,000 Miami Carnival Masqueraders are set to compete for prizes and Miami Carnival Band of the Year bragging rights.

The 38th Annual Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concert on Sunday, October 9, from 11 am to 11 pm, at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition will feature elaborate and vibrant costumes, as well as an all-star mega Soca Concert, highlighting the rich Caribbean tradition of culture, pageantry, and diversity.

The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, with cultivated expertise and passion for Carnival, has again set the motions to produce an international event that features Caribbean culture, creative self-expression, and entrepreneurism while transforming Miami into an economically vibrant cultural landscape.

Miami Carnival 2022
Photo Credit: Berment Photography

Miami Carnival Day

The Miami Carnival Day is Hosted and Presented by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Miami Carnival is also made possible “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”

Miami Carnival Sponsors

Other 2022 sponsors include St. Lucia Carnival, led by The Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for tourism, investment, creative industries, culture, and information; Antigua Carnival – under the auspices of The Hon. Dr. Michael E. Browne, Minister of Creative Industries & Innovation; Angostura, Top Up Flow, TD Bank-Junior Carnival Presenting Sponsor, Babuxca, The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, Gambrell Renard, and Soca on the Seas.

Joan Hinkson-Justin Chair, Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.
Joan Hinkson-Justin Chair, Miami-Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.

“Miami Carnival is a beautiful and tangible layer of the Caribbean heritage that contributes to the arts, music, history, and cultural identity of Caribbean people. Our season kicks off in October with our beautiful young masqueraders at our Jr. Carnival. After a two-year pandemic, we are so excited to bring back 10 Jr. Masquerade Bands. We look forward to welcoming our national and international visitors joining us this year”, states Joan Hinkson-Justin, Chair, Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee.

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Connie Kinnard
Connie Kinnard

“The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to continue our support of the 38th annual Miami Carnival. The event is regarded as one of our most anticipated festivals in Miami. We hope that both residents and visitors enjoy and discover the internationally diverse, multicultural experience and Caribbean treasures with a Miami twist during this year’s celebration of cultures”, states Connie Kinnard-Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Miami Carnival 2022
Photo Credit: Berment Photography

Caribbean Culture

Over 30,000 masqueraders will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, and presentation. In addition, the mega concert will showcase over 20 international artists from Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua, Haiti, St. Lucia, and  South Africa, to name a few.

Miami Carnival embodies a lifeline to thousands of South Florida residents of Caribbean descent, irrespective of language or ethnicity, who yearn for a quality of life that celebrates their musical, artistic, and culinary traditions.

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Miami Carnival Signature events:

  • Junior Carnival – October 1, 2022, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, FL
  • Panorama – October 7, 2022, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, FL
  • J’ouvert – October 8, 2022, at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Soca Concert – October 9, 2022,  at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., Miami, FL

The Official Miami Carnival J’ouvert will feature an all-new J’ouvert Jam Zone. Live performances by Iwer George, Skinny Banton, and Tallpree. In addition, attendees will be given paint and powder and a complimentary drink courtesy of RTD Babuxca.


Miami Carnival 2022
Photo Credit: Berment Photography

2022 Participating Masquerade Bands

  • Bajan Fuh Evah
  • Big & Strong/One Island Mas Band
  • Break Awae Kru
  • Collective Mas
  • Dingolay
  • D-Junction Mas
  • Euphoria Mas
  • Freaks Mas
  • Fusion Mas
  • GenX, Hysteria
  • JuJu International
  • K-Paya
  • Last Band Standing
  • Mascots International
  • Natural Disasters
  • Party Room Squad
  • Pleasures Mas
  • Ramajay International
  • Revel Nation
  • Savage Mas
  • Wassi Ones

Concert Artists Lineup

  • Patrice Roberts (headliner)
  • Iwer George
  • Nadia Batson
  • Farmer Nappy
  • Shurwayne Winchester
  • Skinny Fabulous
  • Teddyson John
  • Claudette Peters
  • Menace XL
  • Julien Believe
  • JPerry
  • Sizwe C
  • The A-Team Band
  • Wendi
  • Cruz Rock
  • Ria Black
  • Rudy Live and many more

The show will be hosted by Barrie Hype, Dr. Jay “De Soca Prince,” and DLife. House DJ’s include; SHE-J Hercules (99 Jamz), Supa Dymond, Dorenzo, Mekka Rose, The Stanman.

Media Partners: Cox Media Group, Trini Jungle Juice, South Florida Caribbean News and Jamaicans.com

For more information, including park and ride free service, and to purchase tickets, visit miamicarnival.org, or call 305.653-1877.

  • Free Park and Ride Shuttle Available from Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Square Building Lot, and Tropical Park for the Official Miami Carnival J’ouvert on October 8 and Parade of Bands and Concert on October 9.

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The SFLCN.com Team provides news and information for the Caribbean-American community in South Florida and beyond.

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