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The Greater Miami Festivals & Events Association (GMFEA) is a not-for-profit corporation representing the broad spectrum of South Florida’s multi-ethnic community. Its member organizations maintain a commitment to producing excellent public celebrations and to expressing and championing this community’s cultural diversity.

Incorporated in December 1985, the Greater Miami Festivals & Events Association is comprised of South Florida’s major annual festivals with the central purpose of promoting the year-round schedule of special events to residents and visitors. Currently, the Association’s membership totals more than 50 festivals and special events groups, public agencies, institutions, and area businesses, with an aggregate annual attendance to their events in excess of 3.5 million participants. These members represent and are involved in producing an incredibly diverse range of community celebrations including major arts, film, literary and culinary events to parades, street festivals and fairs, youth sporting competitions, and historic, environmental, national and ethnic awareness events.

The Greater Miami Festivals & Events Association, Inc. (GMFEA) is 501c(3) organization that supports the professional development, enhances the success and sustains year-round promotion of festivals and events in South Florida. GMFEA is proud of the role it plays in providing valuable resources and support to its member organizations.

Board of Directors

President Amanda Bush MacMaster
(MacManda Media)
Vice President  Andrea Ramos
(City of North Miami)
Secretary Lanie Shapiro
(Touchpoll South Florida)
Treasurer Arelis Ferro
(Dr. Gena Chiropractic)
At-Large  Lori Bakkum
(Miami Design Preservation League)
  David Fernandez
(City of Hialeah)
  Corey Lewis
(Miami Book Fair International)
  Retta Logan
(AAA Flag and Banner)
  Phillip Marro
(B Lilley Productions/Ft. Lauderdale Air Show)
  Bill Peters
(Redland Orchid Festival)
  Monty Trainer
(Coconut Grove Arts Festival)
  Bryan Thompson
(Miami Web Fest)
Immediate Past President Pati Vargas Manrique
(Viernes Culturales)
Executive Director Roberta DiPietro

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AAA Flag & Banner Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Council Miami Herald

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