Calle Ocho Draws Over 1 Million People

by Miami Blog Staff

The annual Calle Ocho Festival, which takes place on S.W. 8th Street in the area of Miami known as Little Havana, drew over 1 million people this year.  The festival is a celebration that takes place each year on the street called “Calle Ocho,” and it’s Miami’s biggest party of the year.  There is dancing, food, golf, and even an event for those of you brave enough to take time off from partying and want to endure on a run of 8k.

In 1988, the festival was the scene of a Guinness World Record, as 119,986 people joined in the world’s longest conga line!

If that is not enough for you, here are some of the highlights of the 2010 Calle Ocho Festival that just wrapped yesterday….

  • Domino Tournament
  • Golf Classic
  • Cooking Contest
  • Miss Carnaval Miami

If you didn’t get there to enjoy this year’s Calle Ocho Festival, there is always next year.  This IS the largest Hispanic celebration party on earth, but anyone is welcome to attend the Calle Ocho Festival.  Many people come in from parts across the world to enjoy this annual celebration.

More Miami news for Monday, March 15, 2010…..

Ernie Els won the tournament at the Doral Country Club, beating a field that included last weeks’ Honda Classic Winner and Miami favorite, Camilo Villegas….

3 bodies were found stabbed in South Beach this morning….according to the Miami Herald.  More news on that report as it becomes available…..

Freshman Guard Durand Scott was named to the all tournament team for his efforts in Miami’s run at the ACC tournament. Center Reggie Johnson earned second team honors.  The “U” had an impressive run and lost eventually to powerhouse Duke, by 3 points.

More information to come later today, thanks for reading Miami Blog.