Young People of South Florida are set to celebrate the roots of their culture at the Miami Broward Caribbean Jr. Carnival on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Central Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Pl Lauderhill, FL 33311) from 1pm-8pm. The Junior Carnival is an annual parade and Caribbean inspired family event that gives young people the opportunity to celebrate their place within the Caribbean culture. Young masqueraders will compete based on their creativity, presentation and craftsmanship in their vibrant and colorful masquerade costumes. Miami Broward Jr. Carnival is also one of the symbols of diversity and inclusion as there are non-Caribbean children of various backgrounds that also participate in the parade and festivities. The Jr. Carnival gives young people an opportunity to shine while taking part in an event that is important within the fabric of the Caribbean heritage.
Yuriah Watson, who has been playing mas for 6 years, says “it is his happiest time besides playing sports because he is with a lot of children his age just having lots of fun, and looks forward to it every year. He gets excited at the start of the year asking about his costume.”
What: Miami Broward Junior Caribbean Carnival 2013
When: Sunday October 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311
Admission: $1.50 Park Admission fee
$5.00 Event fee
Competition: King, Queen Male and Female Competition; followed by Band Competition
Nine bands registered so far. Break Awae Kru; China Mas; Community Vibes; Fun Generation; Heritage TNT; Major Players; Mas Dynasty; Royalty Kids; Wassi Babes.
Other Attractions: Face Painting; Bounce house; Slide; Steel orchestra; junior entertainers
Food, Drinks, Arts/Crafts on sale