The 20th Annual Carnaval on the Mile in Coral Gables


Saturday and Sunday March 3rd and 4th, The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana presented the 20th Annual Carnaval on the Mile. People strolled along Miracle Mile enjoying the music and they took in the Fine Arts Village inspired by an eclectic mix, right in the heart of “City Beautiful” Coral Gables. The Fine Arts Village featured local artists and their unique jewelry, paintings, sculptures, photography and more. It included a world-class juried art fair recognized by the artists it features and the collectors it draws.

Artist Marta Echazarreta, on left, and Elizabeth Reyes, Founder and President of Blink Group Gallery.

Nicole Aguirre was at one of the festival booths which featured the BLUE Missions, which connects communities with access to clean water & sanitation while cultivating a generation of global citizens through service-driven travel.

Program Director Nicole Aguirre with Blue Missions and Pascual Soler.

BLUE Missions states that 100% of every dollar donated can go directly to covering the costs of our water and sanitation projects.

Nicole Aguirre and display

The many talented artists had booths East of Ponce and West of Ponce.

Artist Ariel Celestino Hernandez “El Pintor de las Cuevas”.
Well known personality and Artist Ninoska Perez Castellon
Artist Aracelis Ramos
One of the many booths throughout the Carnaval
Artisanal Stone & Beading offers one-of-a kind bead embroidered & wire weave jewelry using natural stones, crystals, ceramic & glass.
Artist Jorge Lazaro Barrios
Dania Sierra’s booth on right

They danced to the rhythm of more than 30 world-renowned musical acts, which packed three stages, keeping the rhythm of Jazz, Funk, Samba and more pulsing through the crowd all weekend long with world-class musicians like Ozomatly, Monty Alexander, Negroni’s Trio and Dr. Ed Calle.

The Cork and Fork, a Food and Wine tasting event featured the areas hottest chefs, local restaurants and international wines combined for two days of unrivaled culinary tastings, intimate cooking demonstrations, exclusive book signings and live entertainment.

The music went on as the sun set on the Mile
Pascual Soler, Dr. Francis Crespo of UM Hospital and Eugene Cabreja, Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
Ladies enjoying the Cork and Fork portion of Festival
Friends enjoying the Cork and Fork

The Annual Carnaval on the Mile was a huge success and everyone enjoyed two days of interactive games, craft making, product demonstrations and so much more.

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana’s Festival is sponsored by AT&T, Bacardi, Heineken, Doral Lincoln and Telemundo 51, benefitting the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation.