Miami Carnival is the hands down the best Carnival in the United States and it takes place on the Sunday before Columbus Day. The Miami Broward Carnival is a festival that reflects and celebrates the spirit of a more traditional Carnival by hosting many of the same parades and performances. There are non-stop events plus traditional food/drinks from various Caribbean islands. The tropical climate will make you feel like you are experiencing an authentic Caribbean Carnival with some of South Florida’s exclusive venues hosting parties. The event also offers performances by steel bands, costume competitions, numerous concerts and over 50 food / drink vendors not to be missed. There is plenty of hotel, Airbnbs, and guest homes available near South Beach.