Carnival comes to a close

Miami Broward Carnival ended Sunday with the annual parade at the Miami Dade County Fairgrounds. Masquerade Bands filled the park with vibrant colors and themed costumes as thousands of revelers marched in procession with the music. Each section took center stage  to put on a show for the judges in order to win the title of “Band of the Year”. The event started at 11 a.m. and went on through the night with participants and patrons who all went to enjoy Soca music, reggae, rocksteady and Caribbean inspired foods from local and foreign restaurants.

Every year the event is attended by families and individuals young and old. Stacy Rose from HBO’s show ‘Ballers’ along with musical sensations Kes the Band and Alison Hinds took to the state to perform hits which brought all fans to their feet. Even with the impending threat of Hurricane Matthew, Thursday and Friday, the Miami Broward Carnival One Host Committee made scheduling changes to this events to ensure public safety.