A New Year means it’s the start of a new pageant season. Starting later this month and going through the end of March there are 4 pageants here in South Florida that we wanted to tell you about. Please support the arts!

The 14th annual Miss and Mr. Noche Latina Pageant (an official preliminary to Miss Florida F.I.) will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at Bailo Nightclub (7020 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33166). Doors open at 9 p.m. with the pageant starting at 10 p.m., and starring the reigning court: Mia Patricyk, and Efrain Reyes along with Miss Florida F.I. 2016 Shantell D’Marco and Miss Florida F.I. at large 2016 Nicole T Phillips and the formers that are confirmed to attend are: Erika, Champagne, Kalah, Missy, Taina, Amanda, Athena, Viva, Sasha, Alyson, Lady Charise, Vegas, Rolly, Jose V, Raul, and Lewis. The categories include: Talent, Q&A, Evening Gown/Wear and Swimwear. The theme for the pageant is Carnival. General admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Table seating is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call (954) 478-4587.

Alyson Thomas Productions Presents the 18th annual Carolinas Continental Pageant (the pageant was moved to South Florida many years ago), featuring Plus, Elite, Mister & Miss. Let’s welcome the National court to South Florida. Natasha Douglas – Miss Continental Plus,  Teryl Lynn Fox- Miss Continental Elite, Antwaun Steele, Mr. Continental and Jazelle Barbie Royale, Miss Continental.  The tentative date is Monday, February 20th, but that is not set in stone yet. For more information call Alyson at 954-290-7474.

Kevin Broady & Nicole T Phillips present Miss Boardwalk and Miss Boardwalk at Large (Official Preliminaries to Miss Florida F.I. and Miss Florida F.I. At Large) taking place on Monday, February 27 at 9pm at the Boardwalk. They are giving away thousands of dollars in cash and prizes and the night will star Shantell D’Marco (Miss Florida F.I. 2016), Nicole T Phillips (Miss Florida F.I. at Large 2016), Kelly Anderson (Miss Boardwalk 2016), and special guests Alyson Thomas, Deja Devonier, Jennifer Grant, Champagne Bordeaux, Franchesque Richards, Antonio Edwards, and many more. Admission is only $5. For more information call Nicole at 754-235-5124 or Kelly at 813-900-6419.

Latrice Royale Inc. presents Mr. & Miss Pride South Florida 2017 takes place on Monday, March 20th at 8pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th Street). The night honors Jeffrey Kelly and Elishaly D’Witshes (Mr and Miss Pride South Florida 2016). The night will also star Latrice Royale (Miss Pride South Florida 2004), Wendy Williams (Miss Pride South Florida 2003) in her first time back in South Florida in 10 years, Tanisha Cassidine, Missy Meyakie Le Paige, Porsha Chambers and Tayanna Love. To Purchase tickets, go to AventuraCenter.org or call Ticketmaster at 877-311-7469.