• Gay8 Festival Rescheduled After Talks with City

    Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 LGBTQ street festival in Miami are declaring victory after meeting with city of Miami officials late last week.

  • Gay8 This Weekend in Miami: Gay Latin art, music and food festival is back

    The Gay8 Festival is back for another year! Gay8 is a free Latin LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami.  The second annual one-day festival will take place on Jan. 15 where “Calle Ocho” (8th Street) in Miami’s “Little Havana” district is transformed into a grand street party where people from all backgrounds are welcome to participate with opportunities for connection.

  • Kickoff Event for Gay8 Festival Draws Supporters, Donations

    Think of the Gay8 Festival on Miami's Calle Ocho as a "Pride [celebration] on steroids." That's how organizer Damian Pardo describes the event, "which is really about bringing all parts of the community together for one day of fun in Little Havana," he said.

  • Organizers Cancel Gay8 Festival Over Scheduling Controversy

    Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 celebration on Miami’s Calle Ocho on Tuesday cancelled the 2018 festival after city officials granted a permit to a competing event planned for the same date in January.

    The festival, founded by a group of community volunteers led by Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona, had been held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in 2016 and 2017. In its first year, Gay8 attracted 17,000 people and this January drew more than 30,000 attendees to Little Havana.