Miami Broward Carnival will host 12 hours of feathered-and-jeweled costumes, parades, marching bands, and food from the island traditions that have made Miami what it is. While you dance and drink, bands from across South Florida will compete for the Band of the Year prize. The carnival will donate $5,000 to the Miami Foundation’s US Caribbean Strong Relief Fund, giving you all the more reason to party. 11 a.m. Sunday at the Fair Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way, Miami; 954-239-7980; miamibrowardcarnival.com. Tickets cost $30 to $100.
Why celebrate the colonizers of Caribbean nations when you can celebrate the rich and vibrant cultures themselves? The day before Columbus Day, the