A Celebration Of All Things Miami

Once upon a fun 70s summer, a group of crazy 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 Festival, which soon became the largest Hispanic festival in the country. Soon after, all-time partner Miami Herald suggested to scale the party to the whole town 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. 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 Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and its proceeds benefit the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation.

Our Mission

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

 

THE KIWANIS VISION

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.

 

KIWANIS OF LITTLE HAVANA FOUNDATION

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 it’s 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.

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