What is Gay8 (“Ocho”)?
Gay8 (“Gay Ocho”) is a Hispanic/Latino/Latinx hosted LGBTQ art, music, dance, food and cultural street festival in Miami.
Miami’s famed hub of everything Hispanic, Calle Ocho (8th Street) will be the historic epicenter of Gay8. The festival will stretch several fun-packed, activity-filled blocks from SW14th to SW17th Avenues. The famed “Calle Ocho” becomes a pedestrian walkway so all can peruse the day long offerings.
But if you think Gay8 is just the street festival, you’re missing out! 🙂
Gay8 (“Ocho”) Festival is a platform, an opportunity to connect with parts of South Florida you never knew were there… an amazing sticky mess of fun, diversity, history, culture, passion and South Florida realness meant to engage the community in ways no one knew were possible.
The LGBTQ community has long embraced its diversity – after all, LGBTQ people are in all slices of South Florida life, and Gay8 is an invitation to all South Floridians and International Visitors to come to Little Havana for the “Fiesta” of a lifetime.
Gay8 features free movies at the Tower, cultural programming, dance parties, the Best Miami Sandwich Competition, fashion shows, this year the festival headliner is ALBITA, Lucy Grau, Pepper Mashay, DJ Abel, and many other acts and talent on our 4 different stages.
South Florida’s richest flavors will fill the air with captivating aromas as noted local restaurants compete for Gay8’s best miami sandwich.
Art and crafts will also be plentiful at Gay8 as some of South Florida’s best painters and sculptors will punctuate the festival with booths displaying distinguished, authentic Miami works of art. Walk over to CubaOcho and have owner Roberto Ramos give you one of his docent-like tours of Cuban art.
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, a renovated jewel on Calle Ocho and 15th Avenue will showcase films on this year’s festival community theme GENTRIFICATION (check out the schedule) all day long.
Roaming performers be a keen component of Gay8.
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