Gay8 Festival is the largest Hispanic, LGBTQ music, food, and art fun fest in the nation with over 60,000 attendees in 2018! Its founders Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona thought of creating one day of fun with music, dance, savory foods and local art that reached out to very different parts of South Florida to celebrate together in a historic part of town facing widespread gentrification – Little Havana.
Many people have described Gay Ocho as a “community pride on steroids” – a pride of very different people coming together in one South Florida community to share an amazing day. An “arroz con mango” (“stickey mess”) of delight, fun, music, art, food, cafecito, salsa, dancing, parties wrapped in a colorful, historic, magical area that captures the imagination of a wonderful carribean/latin day and night on the town. It’s truly magical, and it can’t happen without you. #Live