To get a taste of the Caribbean’s unique and alluring culture, you could plan a vacation to one of its numerous island destinations or you could visit South Florida and sail off into the pristine waters on a cruise from the Port of Miami or Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas, Sint Maarten, the Caribbean is rife with a richly diverse way of life practically begging to be discovered.
If traveling isn’t feasible at the moment, there is no need to worry. Next month, the Caribbean will be coming to South Florida on Columbus Day weekend courtesy of the Miami Broward One Carnival, an annual bi-county festival celebrating the traditions, rich art, heritage, and culture of the Caribbean. The festival is a fun-filled experience for all ages, with events consisting of activities like pageants featuring dazzlingly elaborate costumes, world-class entertainers, musical performances, and much more. The carnival will be held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds and kicks off on October 9th.
Prior to the main Miami Broward One Carnival festivities, The Parade of the Bands will be held earlier in the month, featuring more than fifteen distinct masquerade bands dressed in colorfully traditional Caribbean folklore costumes performing a unique theme. The parade is a great way to start getting into the celebratory mood, and if you need somewhere to stay, Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is the perfect choice. Our Miami Beach hotel is just thirty minutes away from the event and we provide a comfortably upscale experience in our elegant suites. In fact, our South Beach hotel was recently rated “excellent” by Hotels.com! Call 1.877.688.4232 to book your stay.