From: Sunday, Mar 13th, 2022
To: Monday, Mar 14th, 2022
Calle Ocho Music Festival 2022
For more than 40 years, crowds have flocked to Little Havana’s Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in March to celebrate the Calle Ocho Music Festival.
Calle Ocho Music Festival is an annual tradition that brings people together to celebrate Miami’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures on the streets of Little Havana. The festivities brim with non-stop music, food and activities for an energetic and festive explosion of culture.
No trip to Miami would be complete without spending time in Little Havana if you want to see the city’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean culture cranked all the way up to diez.
The Calle Ocho Music Festival is the largest Hispanic street festival and block party in the southeastern United States. This annual event attracts more than a million attendees and celebrates the diversity of Hispanic culture every year in March. From street performers and eight stages with live Latin acts, to salsa, conga lines and Latin street food. This festival is just one more reason to celebrate in Little Havana.
The event spans Little Havana’s 20 blocks on multiple stages. You may even catch the next big thing. Artists such as Pitbull made their debut at Calle Ocho.
The Calle Ocho Music Festival is made possible by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, which was founded in 1975 and has grown into a major service organization in Miami that reaches the lives of many undeserved children each year. Carnaval and its Calle Ocho Music Festival is a party for a good cause.
Where to Stay?
- Stay at the Life House Little Havana, set in Miami’s Hispanic heart. The hotel dwells within a historic 1920s tropical mansion and showcases paintings and photography from local artists—including hyperlocal works by Cuban artist Leandro Feal. Here, one finds monochrome floors inspired by typical Havana mansions and colors that reflect the texture of the neighborhood, from guava pink and plum purple to the distinctive magenta of nearby market boards.
Gay8 Street Festival
- The Calle Ocho music festival is inclusive and open to all. The event has grown so popular it has even created an LGTB specific day, known as Gay8 street festival takes place in February. Both events should definitely be on your list of things to do!
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Miami
The gay scene in Miami is centred around South Beach. The gay beach is located at 12th Street and Ocean Drive. It is not too difficult to find, with the rainbow flags marking the territory between two chair rental spots.
Recommended Apartments in Miami Beach
W South Beach
This air-conditioned apartment comes with 1 bedroom, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette. Private parking is available at the apartment. an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and free WiFi.
There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. A flat-screen TV is provided. Other facilities include a hot tub, fitness centre, a balcony and an outdoor pool.
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath or shower. complimentary WiFi
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, each unit also comes with a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with shower in all units
Recommended Hotels in Miami
Hotel rates in Miami and South Beach are high during this event, so book early! Try and get a seafront room! Here are our top recommendations.
The Setai, Miami Beach
5 Star Chic & Stylish
Miami Beach Setai features 3 infinity swimming pools & a business centre
The Marlin Hotel, 4 Star
Perfect Location & Views
The white sands ofare steps away from this boutique hotel
South Beach, 4 Star
Oceanfront hotel offers the perfect balance between history and modern
Relaxed 3 Star Hotel
This casual Art Deco hotel is located on Collins Avenue in South Beach