What is Gay8 (“Ocho”)?
Gay8 (“Gay Ocho”) is a Hispanic/Latino 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 for three 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 a festival…. you missed the boat 🙂
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, a Doggie Village with a dog obstacle course, dance parties, the Best Miami Sandwich Competition, fashion shows, this year COMPANY B, Lucy Grau 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 will also be aplenty 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 Sala Furniture 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 LGBTQ themed films -check out the schedule- all day long.
Spontaneous combustions of art and culture will be a keen component of Gay8.
Gay8 includes related activities like the 4Ward Gala at Bacardi Headquarters on WED 2/13, Disco Queen at Cuba Ocho on FRI 2/15 and 4WARD Americas LGBTI Symposium on the morning of 2/17 and all day 2/18.
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