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MIAMI CARNIVAL SURVIVAL FUN KIT!

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MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016 SURVIVAL FUN KIT (To be updated all Weekend) www.miamibrowardcarnival.com @MIABROCARNIVAL

We are thankful for minimal impact of #HurricaneMatthew. We hope that you and your family and friends are all safe, secure and ready for a fun filled weekend. We urge all Miami Broward Carnival mas bands, steel bands, J’ouvert bands, promoters, media and other stakeholders to lend your dollars and resources to supporting the relief efforts for Haiti, Bahamas, Cuba, and also here in the United States. The Haitian American Hurricane Matthew Relief Coalition will have a booth on Carnival Sunday to collect donations and relief supplies (see www.lunionsuite.com for list of supplies needed).

With the impact of Hurricane Matthew, there have been a number of schedule changes and contingencies to Carnival weekend.  Here is a summary of our best recommendations and tips for a safe, fun-filled, and hassle free Carnival weekend: 

THEME 

For 2016, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados Independence and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc will sponsor and curate the mainstage concert mainstage with some of the island’s biggest names in Soca music who include: Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Lead Pipe & Saddis.

MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL 2016 SIGNATURE EVENTS (Updated Schedule)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Event: Fantastic Friday Duck Work Lunch Time Bacchanal & Food Truck Invasion

CANCELLED

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Event: MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL OFFICIAL J’OUVERT

Details: Party before Carnival, mud, paint, powder, water

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 7AM – 3PM

Admission: $25 in advance 

KINGS, QUEENS & INDIVIDUALS COSTUME COMPETITION (RESCHEDULED FROM FRIDAY)

Event: Miami Broward Carnival Kings/Queens/Individuals Costume Competition

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 3pm – 7PM

STEELBAND PANORAMA

Event: Panorama Competition

Details: Steel bands compete for coveted title of Miami Broward Carnival Panorama Champion

Due to impact of storm travel and transportation – WITCO DESPERADOES WILL NOT BE PERFORMING

Location: Central Broward Regional Park – 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311

Time: 7 PM-11 PM

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Event: MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL PARADE OF THE BANDS AND FESTIVAL CONCERT

Details: Parade starts at Noon with over 15,000 masqueraders in 17+ Mas Bands. Concert Starts at 4PM. Arts & Craft Vendors. Corporate Village with Exhibitor Booths. Food Court. 

Location: 10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165. Miami – Dade County Fairgrounds

Time: 11AM – 11PM

Admission: $30 in advance; $35 ON THE DAY OF; and $40 AFTER 6PM

Kids 10 and Under FREE with a Paid Adult Admission

For online ticket deals and more information please visit www.miamibrowardcarnival.com 

NO REFUNDS – TICKET POLICY

MBOCHC has a NO REFUND policy on all ticket purchases. However, given the nature of weather conditions beyond our control, if you purchased tickets for Fantastic Friday, J’Ouvert and/or Carnival Day AND your flight was cancelled for travel to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, MBOCHC will honor your ticket for Miami Broward Carnival 2017.  Miami Broward Carnival remains as scheduled for Sunday, October 9th at the Miami Dade Fairgrounds.  We appreciate your support during this period to ensure the safety and success of Miami Broward Carnival 2016. 

TRAVEL OPTIONS 

MBOCHC has made travel to the Carnival festival at the Miami DADE fairgrounds easy and convenient.  Shuttle buses will be provided from the Miami Dade Transit Golden Glades bus depot (in North Miami-Dade) and Tropical Park (in S.W. Miami Dade on 40th Street/Bird Road) . Patrons will be able to park and ride for free to the Miami -Dade County Fairgrounds. The shuttle service party buses will run all day. Schedules of the shuttle services will be posted on www.miamibrowardcarnival.comand social media.

FLIGHT STATUS (For cancelled or rescheduled flights)

RECOMMENDED TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR MASQUERADERS 

  1. Carpool or travel for DROP OFF ONLY ENTRANCEat masquerader and music/support trucks entrance ONLY (SW 117th Avenue and 22nd Street)
  1. Carpool or travel to FREE main parking entrance at SW 24th Street and 112th Avenue. Carnival golf cart shuttles will be available to transport from main parking area to staging area. 
  1. Take FREE offsite parking shuttle services from:

Golden Glades Park and Ride (17080 NW 7TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33169) (PORT OF SPAIN ROUTE)

OR

Tropical Park (7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155) (BRIDGETOWN ROUTE)

Shuttles will run 9am-1am on the hour 

DROP OFF/PICK UP LOCATION WILL BE LOCATED AT FIU BUS DEPOT (S.W. 107th Avenue and 17th Street)

  1. Use ride sharing services:

UBER (Promo Code: MIAMICARNIVAL; $20 credit on first ride)

Lyft (Promo Code: BARBADOS50), or

Yellow Cab at 954 777-7777

FOR NON-MASQUERADERS

  1. Carpool or travel EARLY to FREE main parking entrances at SW 24th Street and 112th Avenue. 
  1. Take FREE offsite parking shuttle services from

Golden Glades Park and Ride (17080 NW 7TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33169) (PORT OF SPAIN ROUTE)

OR 

Tropical Park (7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155) (BRIDGETOWN ROUTE)

Shuttles will run 9am-1am on the hour

  1. Use ride sharing services:

UBER (Promo Code: MIAMICARNIVAL; $20 credit on first ride)

Lyft (Promo Code: BARBADOS50)

Yellow Cab at 954 777-7777

DOs and DON’Ts FOR SAFE, FUN-FILLED, HASSLE FREE CARNIVAL

  1. Purchase tickets in advance– will cost you more at the door 
  2. Carpool with family and friends 
  3. Come early andutilize multiple travel and parking options 
  4. Tailgating is STRICTLY PROHIBITEDin ALL parking lots 
  5. No parking on the public right of wayor on private property (TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED)
  6. Place personal litter/trash in available bins
  7. Be awareof your surroundings and try not to travel alone 
  8. Hydrate frequentlyand apply ample sunscreen
  9. Follow @MIABROCarnivalon social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) for real time updates  
  10. The best vantage point to see the parade is inside the Miami Dade Fairgrounds festival area and enjoy live entertainment featuring some of the top artists out of the Caribbean.

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT

  • Alison Hinds, Burning Flames, Rock City and Julien Believe are Headliners on Concert Mega Mainstage, Carnival Day
  • Stacy Ann Rose, Third World’s “Cat Coore” and R. City, are Miami Broward Carnival Celebrity Grand Marshal
  • Over 17 Masquerade Bands and 10,000 revelers Participating in the Parade

Steel Bands Participating in Panorama Competition:

Pantastik Steel Orchestra (2016 Panorama Winners)

Lauderhill Steel Ensemble Inc.

Karibbean Knights Steel Orchestra

Melo Grove Steel Orchestra

Resurrection Steel Orchestra

New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra 

Sticks ’n Tones Steel

Tamboo Bamboo Steel

Masquerade Bands and Presentations:

Bajan Fuh Evah – “Evolution” Celebrating 50 Years of Independence

Big & Strong Inc./One Island Band – Mythical Menagerie (Unleash your Imagination)

Break Awae Kru – Warriors of the Mother Land

Carnival Republic – Venom

D-Junction Mas – A Tribute to Royalty

Euphoria Production – The Warrior Within

Fun Generation – Kolors Unleashed

Freaks Mas – Flutter

Fusion Mas, Inc. – Poseidon’s Garden

Generation X – Erotica

Island Gems LLC – Happiness of Life!!

Jamborii Mas LLC – League of Conquerors

Major Players Inc. – Magic of the Sea

Mascots International LLC – The Last 20 – Do You Remember When

Natural Disasters Inc. – Emergence

Party Room Squad – Rare

Revel Nation Carnival – Realm of Dragons

Ti Chapo – Celebration

Wassi Ones – House of Wassi 

Miami Broward Carnival Hashtags:

#MiamiCarnival

#SoMiami  

#MasBands

#MegaSocaConcert 

#jetBlue gets you there!

#Barbados50 

#VisitMiami 

#miamibrowardcarnival

Follow on social media:

Twitter- @miabrocarnival

Instagram- @miabrocarnival

Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/MiamiBrowardOneCarnival

2016 Miami Broward Sponsors:

JetBlue – Official Airline of Miami Broward Carnival, TD Bank, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, 99 Jamz, Hot 105, Yellow Cab Broward, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Mount Gay Rum, Miami-Dade County Fair Expo, Caribbean Airlines, and Miami-Dade County 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

2016 Corporate Partners:

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, Events R Us, Lunes Moscato, D&G White Rum, Dragon Stout, Barbados50

2016 Media Partners:

Cox Media Group, CNW Network, GRB Media, Jam2Vibes, CMN USA, 91.7 FM Bahamas, Jamaicans.com, TJJ, Caribbean Finders, Zip 103FM Jamaica, Wack Radio Trinidad, South Florida Times, Caribbean American Passport News Magazine, WSVI-T, TeamSoca, CAHMUSA

For Media Credentials, Inquiries and Interviews: Harris Public Relations Info@harrispublicrelations.com or 786.897.8854.

For more about Miami Broward Carnival call 305.653.1877info@miamibrowardcarnival.com or visit miamibrowardcarnival.com 

Office operations located at 18425 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Suite 335, Miami, FL 33169 

Emergency Weather Updates: Text FLPREPARES to 88877 or call 1-800-342-3557

For updated scheduling of ANCILLARY MIAMI BROWARD CARNIVAL EVENTS, FETES, or PARTIES, check some of these popular Caribbean digital platforms:  

Entertainment

Thanks to our partners and sponsors

Jet Blue
Hot 105
99 Jamz
Vistors Bureau
dade county
Yellow Cab
Barbados
TD Bank

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