On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc., we would like to inform you of a change of date of the 30th Annual Miami Broward Carnival this year from our traditional day of the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend (October 12th) to the following Sunday of October 19th, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. For the last four years, as a result of a specific request to the NFL, the Dolphins have been scheduled for a bye week on Columbus Day Weekend to accommodate the production of Miami Broward Carnival on that respective Sunday. This year, the NFL was unable to accommodate this request.
In order to preserve the stability and familiarity of a home for the Carnival, the Committee made the challenging decision to utilize the availability of the date for the Stadium rather than to move to other venues unable to accommodate the unique cultural elements of the Carnival, especially amenities for the participating masquerade bands. We will also confirm shortly the dates for our other official Carnival events to be held prior to October 19, including our Junior Carnival Parade, Panorama, Kings & Queens Competition and J’Ouvert.
We welcome the continued support of your institution in our plans for a successful Carnival for the South Florida community. In this regard, we will need the platform of your office to communicate this important news to your constituents and stakeholders with your network. Likewise, we look forward to working with you and these same stakeholders to explore business opportunities with this important cultural tourism event in South Florida.
Should you have any questions or concerns about this announcement, please contact me directly at 305-987-8292. Please continue to follow developments and announcements about Miami Broward Carnival at miamibrowardcarnival.com. Thank you for your consideration and unyielding support.