Every year the Miami Broward Carnival gathers over 50,000 spectators and over 18,000 participants and performers in the Sunday preceding Columbus Day. Amazing costumes, great music, numerous concerts, and competitions await all guests of Miami at this time. The main event is usually held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, but there are lots of festivities all around the city. The Miami Broward Carnival is all about celebrating the culture, traditions, and art heritages of the Caribbean.
The main parade takes a 10-km route through the city. There are two separate contests: Parade of the Bands and The Music Truck. Both of them are judged with expert and celebrity judges. The one that wins is awarded the title of "Band of the Year" and gets a sizable cash prize. The culmination of the Carnival is the crowning of the Carnival King and Queen Panorama, as well as the Junior Carnival and the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant. This event is so much fun for all ages, celebrating beauty, top world music performances, and amazing entertainment.