A Celebration Of All Things Miami

Once upon a fun 70s summer, a group of Miami kids decided to start an affiliate of Kiwanis International. They wanted to be heard. They wanted to be different. They wanted to change the world.

Armed with a vision and hard work, they started Calle Ocho Music Festival, which soon became the largest Hispanic festival in the country. Soon after, all-time partner The Miami Herald suggested to expand the party to a larger audience and Carnaval Miami was born as the platform for all shapes of art, music, fashion, cuisine, and sports.

Today, the economic impact of Carnaval Miami extends to $40M, ever year. Its community impact is priceless! Carnaval Miami funds projects that change children’s lives, from sports leagues to summer camps, the distribution of school supplies, college scholarships and help in unforeseeable family situations.

Carnaval Miami is powered by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and its proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation.


Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children.


Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide—so that one day, all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive.


The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana established the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation in 1987 with the mission to further assist the financially underserved Hispanic youth of Miami-Dade County. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided thousands of children each year with the opportunity to learn, dream, grow, succeed and thrive through education, technology, health and overall goodwill programs.


Ana Maria Reyes

Communications Manager


Lidia Sanchez

KLH Foundation Administrator


Felipe Aviles

Office Manager


Carnaval Miami is powered by Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation