For people who love Hispanic culture, there is one thing on the 2008 roster of Miami events you cannot miss: Calle Ocho Festival. The Florida festival will be in town on March 16th from 11AM until 7PM. It is a free event unlike any other in the city.
Calle Ocho takes place on 8th Street, encompassing over 20 blocks. A good thing is that there is so much room, and there are 30 stages filled with various entertainment. From the biggest names in Latin Music to stilt walkers and magic acts, there is something for everyone. There is even a mini-festival for the kids among you taking place over 4 blocks that includes rides, face painters and much more. While the acts for 2008 have not been confirmed yet, you can get up-to-date information as it becomes available at www.carnavalmiami.com/calle8. There will also be many vendors on hand to provide visitors with the best in Latin food. This is a very high profile Miami event that gets televised for much of the day, so who knows? You just might get your 15 minutes of fame there.
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