Among the host of events this year that will take a virtual staging due to COVID-19 is the annual Miami Carnival.
A release from the Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee said that for the first time in 35 years, Miami Carnival would be produced as a virtual experience from Thursday, October 8-Sunday, October 11.
“Miami Carnival is one of the most anticipated Caribbean Carnivals held annually, draws over 75,000 attendees, and contributes to the South Florida area’s economic impact during Columbus Day weekend. The Miami Carnival online edition will welcome people from across the globe as they continue the tradition of a top-notch cultural event that celebrates Miami, the Caribbean, music, pageantry, and Caribbean culture over this multi-day experience,” the committee said.
The Miami Broward Host Committee said for the first time it is making all the elements of Miami Carnival free to access. The virtual experience is expected to draw audiences across the country and the world.
The event will be hosted at MiamiCarnival.org.
Miami Carnival Virtual 2020 Lineup:
Welcome to Miami Virtual Weekend
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Junior Carnival Virtual Weekend
Friday, October 9th, 2020
Panorama Virtual Weekend
Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Theme: Virtual Steel
Carnival Sunday Virtual Weekend
Sunday, October 11th, 2020