Miami's biggest street fair, Calle Ocho, takes over Little Havana

Latin singers Willy Chirino, Aymee Nuviola among the music headliners

By Tim Swift - Digital Editor

MIAMI - Calle Ocho, Miami's biggest street festival, is expected brought thousands to the city's Little Havana section Sunday.

The 41st annual event took over more than 20 blocks with plenty of Latin musical acts, street food and even a croquette eating contest and a Cuban sandwich smackdown. Things kicked off at 10 a.m. and wind down around 7 p.m. between Southwest 12th and 27th avenues.

Local 10 News team personalities including Neki Mohan, Todd Tongen, Luke Dorris were on hand meeting fans. 

The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and supports the local community with programs for children such as soccer leagues and college scholarships. This year, an '80s-themed concert at Calle Ocho will benefit the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The "I Love the '80s" event starts at 6 p.m. at the 13th Court south stage. Tickets are $5.

Music headliners included Cuban musician Willy Chirino and Grammy winner Aymee  Nuviola.

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