Gay8 Festival is a Hispanic LGBT art, music and food street festival celebrating our diverse communities in Miami. The festival focuses on connecting the diverse communities of Miami which rarely connect. The one day festival which will be on Sunday, January 15th 2016 (from 11 AM to 10 PM) and blends all of South Florida's delights into one gigantic party in the heart of Miami's historic, Little Havana. The festival is preceded that Friday with a community awards reception (Pa'Lante "Forward" Awards Reception) which focuses on honoring community members which have helped move the South Florida community forward. The LGBT community has long embraced its diversity and Gay8 Festival is an invitation to all Miamians and visitors to our city to come to Little Havana for the Fiesta of a lifetime. Miami's famed hub of everything Hispanic, Calle Ocho (8th Street) will be the epicenter of Gay8. The festival will stretch for three fun-packed, activity-filled blocks from 14th to 17th Avenues. Gay8 will feature live entertainment featuring some of Miami's most celebrated musical talent ---bands like Palo, Locos for Juana, Picadillo, Elastic Bond and Afro Beta will perform and delight on Gay8's main stage. Miami's richest flavors will fill the air with captivating aromas from local restaurants.