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Miami Soul: Carnival weekend party lineup - J'Ouvert, Soca Brainwash, Vale Vibe Breakfast Party, and more

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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

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 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

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

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

Soca Brainwash

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

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

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