Once upon a fun 70s summer, a group of Miami kids decided to start an affiliate of Kiwanis International. They wanted to be heard. They wanted to be different. They wanted to change the world.
Armed with a vision and hard work, they started Calle Ocho Music Festival, which soon became the largest Hispanic festival in the country. Soon after, all-time partner The Miami Herald suggested to expand the party to a larger audience and Carnaval Miami was born as the platform for all shapes of art, music, fashion, cuisine, and sports.
Today, the economic impact of Carnaval Miami extends to $40M, ever year. Its community impact is priceless! Carnaval Miami funds projects that change children’s lives, from sports leagues to summer camps, the distribution of school supplies, college scholarships and help in unforeseeable family situations.
Carnaval Miami is powered by Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and its proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation.