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San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
24th & Bryant | 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA



San Francisco Carnaval | 2017

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend.

On May 27th and 28th, the Mission District will transform into an enormous celebration pulsating with dancing, drumming, live music, brilliant costumes and delicious food. Traditions from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Haiti, and West Africa will be presented. The annual event attracts more than 400,000 people who come to enjoy the revelry and soak up the pageant of color and culture.

39th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival
May 27-28, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: May 28, 2017 | 9:30 am
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted

On Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets, experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi–cultural celebration on the West Coast.

On Sunday, May 28th, the Grand Parade starts at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the festival area.

2017 Festival & Parade Lineup

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Grand Parade | San Francisco Carnaval | 2017

On May 28th, 2017 at 9:30 am the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets.

The theme, El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of San Francisco refers to the very essence of what it means to identify with the enriching love that this city has to offer. It’s about belonging, community-building, diversity and celebrating multicultural arts. It means passion, strength, and empathy. It recognizes a common struggle while promoting solidarity and compassion. It’s an acknowledgement that culture cures what’s ailing us, or “la cultura cura.”

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 9:30 am
24th & Bryant, 24th and Bryant, SF
FREE.

About the Carnaval Grand Parade: 

Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which will feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and featuring performers who engage and entertain the crowds.

Brazilian-style “escola” samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.

Other parade groups include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese drummers, giant puppets and folkloric groups representing Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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