Miami Carnival Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and represented the merging of two separate Miami Carnival Organizations Caribbean American Carnival (incorporated in 1991) and Carnival Association of South Florida (incorporated in 1996), who had previously held competing Carnivals on the same date. Also included in the merger were representatives of the original West Indian American Day Carnival Association (incorporated in 1984). Miami Carnival has been an Annual Event since 1984. Within two years of its inception, it had grown from a small neighborhood festival to an international event bringing live bands and calypsonians from the islands. Inquiries came from New York and other major cities. The present Carnival, the Caribbean Mardi Gras, has become the foremost revenue-producing festival for South Florida and is the most popular Carnival in North America, with airline and hotel bookings being confirmed as early as November of each year for the following Octobers Carnival. The Caribbean Carnival Circuit starts in February with Trinidad & Tobago and ends in October with Miami. In 1993 the International Caribbean Carnival Association was incorporated and this organization is still headquartered in Miami. The President, Treasurer and Trustee of ICCA are all Board Members of Miami Carnival Inc. The first Junior (Kiddies) Carnival Parade was held in 1990 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami on the day before the Miami Carnival. The Junior Carnival grew by leaps and bounds
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  1. tima289

    thanks!! hope I see Toronto’s carnival July 31, 2010 woo !! look out for Tribal knights best band 2010!!. love the video tho now i wana come to Miami

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  2. maline985

    i play in miami carnival every year and so far we won 5 years in a roll

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  3. boukson5

    i live in newyork and the the filth of new york cant compare to the palm tress and the grass of miami !!

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  4. touggie2000

    which is better new york, miami or toronto
    i always in brooklyn laborday never been to miami have family in toronto but never been there foe carabana

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  5. tinawilliams01

    I never knew anything like that existed that seem like a lot of fun i might plan to come next year if i get more information. Thanks for sharing

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  6. esyned03

    thank you so much for posting it. i i didn’t know you went. i wish i saw you there i would have shown you some caribbean love : )

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  7. frshVOCALS

    aaah i love it. i wana go so baaad. i nver go to the one in NYC.. its dangerous. lol.

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  8. BelizeanThug22

    Belize all day everyday!!!! Que viva Belice y todo mi gente Beliceno..Weepa!

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