Carnaval Miami is a series of cultural events that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and the unique manner in which Latinos have infused themselves into mainstream American culture. The festival includes Latin Jazz performances, a beauty pageant, a cooking contest, a soccer tournament, a golf tournament, a domino tournament and a 10K run.
Carnaval Miami is held between mid-February and mid-March in Miami's warm winter, which lends itself perfectly to street parties and revelry.
This festival lends itself perfectly to taking in the music, food and activities of Latin America, while still welcoming people of all ethnicities and persuasions into the fold.
This latter aspect is crucial, as this festival may be unabashedly Latin American in character, but is for everybody to enjoy.