Calle Ocho Walk of Fame in Miami, FL, is a street dedicated to artists from the Latin community. Calle Ocho is located on SW 8th Street near Calle Ocho Drive and Calle Jueyes. It was created as part of an effort by City Commissioner Gloria Tristani to honor those who have contributed positively to the culture of Miami’s Hispanic community. Calle Ocho Walk of Fame in Miami, FL, is a tourist attraction, with Calle Ocho being the longest street in Downtown Miami. Learn information about Miami, FL.
The Calle Ocho Walk of Fame in Miami, FL, comprises bronze and granite stars embedded into portions of sidewalks on these streets, honoring notable people who have contributed positively to the culture of South Florida’s Hispanic community. The walk stretches from SW 13th Avenue going northbound until Calle Jueyes near US Route 41 (SR-41). Discover facts about Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, FL: American History, European Style.
Some Calle Ocho Walk of Fame stars honors important Latin Americans such as Cuban singer Celia Cruz, Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez and Venezuelan composer Alberto Arvelo Torrealba.
The idea for Calle Ocho was conceived by Milly Quezada as a tribute to her father and all Cuban musicians who have made contributions toward preserving the music and culture of Cuba in exile communities throughout the world. In addition, an organization called “Friends of Calle Ocho” sponsors free events on this street every year during Miami’s month-long Carnaval celebration that includes live performances by popular Latin entertainers such as Marc Anthony or Ricky Martin.