The popular Latin American Music Festival has been canceled…Again.
We bring you a bit of not-so-great news today Miamians: The Calle Ocho Music Festival has been canceled again for 2021. The popular festival was canceled by Miami officials last March due to the onset of the pandemic, and organizers have been forced to cancel yet again this year due to the persistence of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, February 9, the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, which organizes the festival, announced it would be postponing the event until March 2022.
“The pandemic has affected the ability to carry out our largest special event fundraising initiatives,” said Jorge Fernandez, president of Kiwanis Club of Little Havana,” said Jorge Fernandez, president of the organization.
Little Havana’s Calle Ocho Festival is the largest celebration of Latin culture, music and food in the U.S., is also one of the Kiwanis Club’s largest fundraising event. But despite the cancelations, the club has continued to help out its community. “The pandemic has affected the ability to carry out our largest special event fundraising initiatives,” continued Fernández. “But we have made a promise to the community.”
Along with the Calle Ocho Festival, organizers also announced they would be canceling their other flagship event, Coral Gables’ Carnaval on the Mile. Thankfully, they have already set up a tentative date for their return, which means we will likely get to enjoy ourselves at these two wonderful festivals come March 13, 2022.
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[Featured image: Carnaval Miami]