MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

The 4th annual Miami Broward Carnival will take place Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.

This event celebrates the pulsating steel pan and soca music, dazzling costumes, sumptuous foods and lively spirit of South Florida's Caribbean and international community with an action packed schedule of festivities, including the Parade of the Bands.

Miami Broward Carnival is expected to attract over 50,000 revelers and spectators from across the world.

”The Pageantry of Mas Costumes, Steel Bands and the Host of Caribbean artist performing on Columbus Day weekend will only add to the excitement and enjoyment by all who attend this spectacular celebration .This year, as we commemorate the golden jubilee of both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago's Independence, we welcome all to South Florida for Miami Broward Carnival 2012? said Executive Director, Ruthven Williams.

Tickets for the concert and stage show are $20. Children under 12 are free.

The Parade of the Bands will take place at Noon.

For more information visit www.MiamiBrowardCarnival.com.