Miami Soul – your ultimate source for places to go, people to see, and things to do in the Black social scene. Check out this week’s weekend guide from Miami Soul. For a list of weekly reoccurring events, check out miami.com/miami-soul.
Miami Broward Carnival kicks off with fetes, Soca vibes, and a weekend of international flavor. In addition to the official line up of Miami Broward Carnival signature events, which includes J’ouvert and costume competition on Saturday and Carnival Day on Sunday, check out Miami Soul’s weekend lineup of fetes.
I Love Soca Jamaica Cooler Fete
Friday, October 7, 6PM – 12AM – Rancho Okeechobee, 17015 W Okeechobee Rd, Hialeah
Jamaica’s Cooler Fete hosts a Miami Vibes edition with music by RJ Richie Ras and Barrie Hype, Nocturnal and Dutty Dex, Lord Hype and Tony Cross, DJ Sinister and Stellieback, and Euphoric. Advance tickets are $35 for ladies and $40 for men and $50 at the gate. Online tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/i-love-soca-jamaica-presents-miami-vibes-tickets-27676280500
Sundown Carnival Cooler Fete
Friday, October 7, 4PM – 11PM – 14630 S River Dr, North Miami
The Cooler Charity fete features music by House Arrest, Radcliffe, Survivor Intl, Eternal Vibes, Anonymous, and more. Tickets available at SundownPromotions.com with partial proceeds to benefit Shak’s Hope.
Carnival BlockO Mania
Friday, October 7, 10PM – 4AM – 550 NW 24th St, Miami
It’s a drink inclusive block party with Soca vibes featuring Kes the Band and a line up of DJs, including Barrie Hype, DJ Ryan Sayeed, and more. Tickets onsite at scruplesblocko.com.
Sunrise Breakfast Party
Saturday, October 8, 6AM – 12PM – Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami
Jamaica’s breakfast party hosts the Miami Carnival edition with all-inclusive food, drinks, and vibes. Early bird tickets $80; standard tickets $95; and last minute tickets $115 and available online at eventbrite.com/e/sunrise-breakfast-party-miami-tickets-27624903831?
Miami Carnival J’ouvert
Saturday, October 8, 7AM – 3PM – Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill
Mud, paint, powder, and water are the key ingredients of this pre-Carnival fete. Admission $25 in advance at MiamiBrowardCarnival.com.
Saturday, October 8, 3PM – 10PM – Location disclosed with ticket purchase
DJ Private Ryan returns with his infamous Soca Party with an international cast of DJs and the best in Soca. Tickets $70 and available at eventbrite.com/e/soca-brainwash-miami-2016-neon-tickets-27524509549
Carnival Soca Insanity
Saturday, October 8, 9PM – 6AM – Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, 10901 SW 24th St, Miami
Rachel Montano performs live in concert as well as Kes The Band, Shal Marshal, Destra the Bakanal Band, and more. Last minute tickets available at ticketgateway.com/Sos/Miami/Sos
D’Original Vale Vibe Breakfast Party
Sunday, October 9, 3:30AM – 10AM – Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trl, Miami
The annual Vale Vibe straight out of Trinidad features international DJs, Caribbean cuisine, and a sunrise party with sounds by DJ Alicia D Duchess, DJ Back 2 Basics, The Hypeman Patrick Anthony, and Mr. Panks of Nuphoric. Tickets are $60 and available at ValeVibe.com.