It’s that time of the year again – Miami Carnival 2018 is one week away and I am soooooo ready for all deh bacchanal that comes along with it! If you’re reading this, you probably know all about Miami Carnival. But for those of you that don’t know, Miami Carnival takes place each year during Columbus Day weekend (the second Monday in October) in Miami, Florida. South Florida has one of the largest Caribbean communities in the United States and the Miami-Broward Carnival brings all the Caribbean islands together for this grand celebration!
I wanted to share with you my Miami Carnival 2018 Fete List in one post. I’ve received a number of DMs, text messages and inbox messages asking what fetes to attend, which ones are good and which ones to avoid. Here’s a list of all the fetes where I’ll be pumping like a champion from Wednesday October 3rd to Monday October 8th. Click on the names of each event to purchase tickets online.
Wednesday October 3rd
4PM – Prime Up| Ryan Sayeed & Back2Basics Entertainment
(cue Bunji Garlin song) Straight off the jumbo jet! Once I touchdown at Miami International Airport, ah going straight to deh people dem party!!! One of my favorite DJs, Ryan Sayeed, is hosting this inaugural fete with another one of my DJ faves, Back2Basics and ah not missing it for nothing!
10PM – Adventure Island | island360 x Crown Prince x Ricardo Drue
This is a tried and true fete that never disappoints! Island360 always puts on a solid event and this one is no exception.
Thursday October 4th
2PM – Hookie Miami
My VI boys are bringing Hookie DC vibes back to Miami for an epic pool party you don’t want to miss!
10PM – Entice Miami
While this will be my first time attending this fete, the feedback from last year was great plus Skinny Fabulous knows how to fete! I’m sure this will be another solid one to add to the Miami Carnival fete lineup for years to come!
Friday October 5th
10AM – Sun n Soca Afro Garden | Breakfast Inclusive
This fete is a fusion of soca music and rhythmic Afro Beats from the motherland! It’s breakfast inclusive as well so you know it’s a winner in my book. Get there early!
11AM – Rise MIA Meets Shine NYC
Yes, I’m going to two morning fetes in one day! Don’t judge me lol! The key to fully enjoying this one is to purchase the VIP ticket. TRUST ME!!!
2PM – PoolIt | All-Inclusive
You read it’s an all-inclusive above, right? Icebox Entertainment has some of the best events I’ve attended during carnival. PoolIt 2018 is a must for Miami Carnival 2018.
Saturday October 6th
7AM – Jab in D-Junction J’ouvert | All-Inclusive
I play mas with the besss band with the best vibes, D-Junction Mas! They’re so amazing that they included your j’ouvert package with each pretty mas costume purchased for Miami Carnival 2018. Like I said, BESS BAND EVER!!!
4PM – Soca Brainwash Miami | Premium Drinks Inclusive
This event is an absolute must for Miami Carnival 2018! If I were only able to attend one fete for Miami Carnival 2018, this would be it. Luckily, I don’t have that problem. Praise the Lord that it’s a drinks inclusive event this year because I was hard pressed to give Ryan my money again after Soca Brainwash NYC (which was a movie, tbh).
Sunday October 7th
12PM – D-Junction Mas Presents Harlem: The Golden Age
I’m getting all dolled up in the costume on the right complete with gorgeous feathers to play pretty mas with D-Junction! I plan on leaving my liver on Miami Dade Fairgrounds so there will be no feting after the parade is over! I might stick around for the performances depending on what state I’m in but I’m not making any promises. Costumes are limited at this point but send an email here or give them a call at 754.252.5270. Tell them Cruzan Foodie sent you and I’m sure they’ll squeeze you in 😉
Monday October 8th
11:30AM – D-Junction Mas Presents Fever Post Carnival Beach Lime
Another perk for playing with D-Junction Mas is the free post carnival beach lime for all D-Junction Pretty Mas masqueraders! I’ll be under a tree somewhere with my sunglasses on, a big floppy hat and a cold Corona in hand.
And that, my friends, is the Cruzan Foodie Miami Carnival 2018 Fete List! I’ve included all the flyers below for you to get all the details needed for each event. Hope this helps! Will you be attending Miami Carnival 2018? What fetes are on your list? Do we have any in common? If so, be sure to say hello and we can tek ah wine and have a drink in the spirit of carnival!
Until Next Time,
Q the Cruzan Foodie