Little Havana Festival- Last Friday Night of Each Month

Photography Miami had a photo shoot at the Little Havana Festival, which is held the last Friday night of each month.  I thought, well we will go for about an hour and then go to dinner somewhere, a good excuse to go into Miami.  We arrived at 5:30 PM and left at 10:30 PM and probably would have stayed longer if it were not for an hour ride home.

Little Havana Festival

Typical of the Latin culture, it was electric with music and dancing in the streets. As we have found in the past on our excursions to Little Havana the people are great and ambassadors for their neighborhood. Take time to talk to the locals, artists and vendors displaying their work on the streets and visit the galleries.

Little Havana Festival

 

Around 8PM 1,000 bikers came rolling down Calle Ocho some wearing costumes, music blasting from their bikes, hooting and waving all the way.  It was an amazing site and for a minute I thought I was in Beijing again.

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We went to a Cuban restaurant with our group who helped us select a typical Cuban dish, with the waiter chiming in to help us make our selection.  Later we were back out on the street listening to the Latin beat and watching people dancing.

Little Havana Festival

The crowds got larger towards the evening, so I suggest getting the full flavor, go about 7PM and be sure to visit one of the many restaurants and galleries for a memorable evening in Little Havana

Little Havana Festival

 

Some Street Photography

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~ by Patricia Turo on April 28, 2013.

One Response to “Little Havana Festival- Last Friday Night of Each Month”

  1. I haven’t been there on Friday night in ages. It really comes alive! I love your photo of the Tower Theater – very cool.

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