Excited to kick off the 9th year of MBKF! The Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF) aims to bridge the gap between Africa and the African diaspora by sharing the music, dance and culture of various African countries and encouraging cross-cultural understanding.
Bringing over 1000+ people together from across the globe, MBKF continuously creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. This vibe and connection is a central part of the festival and a major reason why so many people show up each year!
From music concerts and pool parties with famed DJs to beach, fun and sun, join us in celebrating Africa and the African diaspora at MBKF 2023!
We’re a small, friendly and talented team. Our backgrounds are diverse, our focus is committed. We put our passion into developing a memorable MBKF each year!
Accommodations: The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
This year, MBKF has a new home at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort invites you to experience oceanfront tranquility and unparalleled service. Our hotel offers everything you need to feel renewed and enriched. Settle into one of our redesigned rooms and suites, many of which offer ocean views; satisfy cravings with the healthful options from our 24-hour in-room dining menu, and sleep well on the iconic Westin Heavenly® Bed.
Additional amenities at our resort include the peaceful Heavenly Spa by Westin™, as well as Mexican fare at Pablo Salas’ Lona Cocina Tequileria, a hearty breakfast at Tinta and poolside dining at Waves Bar & Grill.
Stroll across our skywalk to the beach and shop on Las Olas Boulevard while you’re with us. An empowering experience awaits you at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.
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We have secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $199 per night + $10 daily resort fee.
To reserve your hotel room under the MBKF group code, visit the online link below or please call 1-888-627-7108.
Since MBKF 2021, we changed our format to focus on our parties – from nighttime dancing and epic pool parties to unforgettable sunrises. We will not offer workshops as we have done in the past. Therefore, we are only selling Party Passes.
When you click to purchase your pass, please fill out the full name for each pass purchased. Passes with incomplete or abbreviated first or last name will be canceled. Valid ID check will be performed upon registration onsite and must match the name on the purchased pass. Please note this event is 21 and older.
Passes are non-refundable, unused tickets have no monetary value and cannot be transferable to future events. However, you can transfer to another party by following the directions listed here. Thursday, August 3rd is the final date you are allowed to transfer your pass. No transfers after the deadline of Thursday, August 3rd will be honored.
Since MBKF 2021, we changed our format to focus on our parties – from nighttime dancing and epic pool parties to unforgettable sunrises. We will not be offering workshops as we have done in the past.
All events will be held within the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. You do not need to stay at the hotel to attend the festival. Below is the general schedule as of March 15, 2023. We will provide a detailed program as the event approaches.
MBKF 2023 will take place Thursday, August 17 through Monday, August 22 at:
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 33304
The Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF) aims to bridge the gap between Africa and the African diaspora by sharing the music, dance and culture of various African countries and encouraging cross-cultural understanding. Attracting over 1000+ attendees, MBKF is able to bring this to life by educating our attendees through dance workshops and music concerts.
The hotel has ADA compliant access to the lobby, check-in desk, to multiple rooms, bedrooms and meeting rooms. If further assistance is required, please contact The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 954-245-3069.
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers lots of dining options which you can find here.
As soon as your register, you will receive an email confirmation from our ticketing partner. That email confirmation serves as your ticket. Please save it and show it to us, along with your ID, at the registration table on the day of the event. Our check-in staff will also have a registration guest list for verification.
Our list of DJ’s and singer(s) will be announced as the event approaches. Continue to visit our website for updates.
No refunds under any circumstances. Any and all payments made are non-refundable.
Unused passes has no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events.
Event Participants are expected to behave responsibly and to treat each other – and treat the community – with respect, kindness, and compassion. MBKF reserves the right, without refund, to revoke the passes of Participants whose conduct is deemed inappropriate, disorderly or offensive by MBKF, affiliated third parties or the local authorities.
MBKF is a private event and has a weapons-free policy. Participants are not permitted to bring weapons onto the premises of any official MBKF events.
Under no circumstances are tripods, lights or elaborate set ups permitted in any MBKF event, workshops or concerts.
MBKF participants are permitted to use hand-held cameras and/or smartphones to take photographs and capture digital images for personal, non-commercial use, provided the photography is not disruptive.
Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
Event Participants grant MBKF, its parent company and affiliates the right, but not the obligation, to photograph and film you and use your name, likeness, voice and other sound effects in the production, exhibition, distribution, promotion, publicity and advertising of this event in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity.
Each Participant understands that participating in the Events is voluntary and may involve certain risks of physical injury, damage to property, and other damages or losses that may be sustained by a Participant. Each Participant assumes all risk of damages, property loss, and personal injury, which may occur by participating in the Events.
MBKF reserves the right to makes changes to the Terms at any time. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay updated on any changes.
Thank you for your interest in the Miami Beach Kizomba Festival. We would love to hear from you. Please let us know how we may be of service.