Move over, South Beach. Little Havana drag queens are coming through and closing down the street. Get ready for a free street festival with a gay Latino flair.
Gay8 (GayOcho!) runs from 11 am to 10 pm on Sunday, Jan. 15, on Calle Ocho and features some of Miami’s most celebrated bands including Locos por Juana, Spam Allstars, Lucy Grau, Sonlokos, and Electric Piquete.
It also will include dance parties, food tastings, a mini-film festival, cigar tastings and pop-up art performances. Local restaurants will host booths featuring some of the best cuisine and artists will display unique, authentic works of art.
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater and the Miami International Film Festival will showcase LGBT themed films throughout the day.
There will be bursts of art and culture with spontaneous performances throughout the festival in varying locations. A cigar lounge, free historic walking tours of the area and much more are among the experiences to enjoy. For more information, visit www.gay8festival.com
The street festival will be on Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) from 14th to 17th avenues. The street will be closed beginning at 6 am.