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Carnaval Miami ends with Festival Calle Ocho and Daddy Yankee as king

The 37th Festival Calle Ocho at Little Havana in Miami is this Sunday, March 9 where thousands will pass through to party, eat, sing, dance, get free samples and get a glimpse of this years king Daddy Yankee.

Thousands stroll through Festival Calle Ocho for food, entertainment, free samples
Doris Irizarry
Daddy Yankee is Festival Calle Ocho's 2014 king
Doris Irizarry

Carnaval Miami started by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana in 1938 features sports and cooking competitions; cultural, entertainment and art events. The festivities end with the nation’s biggest block party known as Festival Calle Ocho (Eighth Street Festival) which starts at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The 15 to 17 blocks from SW 8th Ave. to SW 27th Ave. includes local and international entertainment ranging from Latin music, hip hop, freestyle to urban music; folkloric groups; exhibits, edible and non-edible free samples; international food and beverages. There are also activities for children.

This year’s King of Carnival Miami is Puerto Rico's reggaetonero Daddy Yankee (Raymond Ayala). He will perform at select Calle Ocho stages. Some of the past kings and queens have been Ed Calle, Jencarlos Canela, Pitbull, Celia Cruz, Oscar D’ Leon, Hansel and Raul, Rey Ruiz, Rocio Jurado, Jose Feliciano, Chayanne, and Desi Arnez. Some of the performers scheduled for Festival Calle Ocho 2014 are Orquesta Pichaco-Havana Dos, Johnny Ventura, Ilegales, Pichaco and his band, Leslie Grace, Angel y Khris, DLG, Frankie Ruiz, Jr.; Lefty Perez, Chino y Nacho, Elvis Crespo, Frankie Negron, Oro Solido, Melina Almodovar among many others.

Therefore, arrive early for a free parking spot close by to the action and to avoid long lines and crowds for the freebies then chose which entertainment stage to settle for to be close to your favorite artists. Don't forget to put on your comfortable walking and dancing shoes, wear plenty of sun block, take an umbrella just in case and enjoy Carnival Miami’s Festival Calle Ocho.

For additional information about entertainment click ===>Carnival Miami Calle Ocho.


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