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San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2015
The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element of life.. Photo credits: Oliver Klink & David Tashiyuki
37th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival
May 23-24, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: May 24, 2015 | 9:30 am
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted
Spanning eight blocks, this two-day annual street festival takes place on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets.
On Sunday, May 24th, the Grand Parade starts at 9:30am 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.
> 2015 Entertainment Lineup
Details are yet to be announced, but entertainment typically includes:
- Music and performance on every street corner of the festival including:
- Brazilian and Latin American music and dance
- Afro-Cuban, reggae, rock and funk bands including Chelle, Bayonics, Sambaxe, Funknauts, Big Mountain Reggae and more
- Dance from Sistas–Wit–Style, Ruedo Con Ritmo, Latin Dance Grooves and more
- Carnaval DJ Block Party
- Arte Expo featuring works from the Mexican Museum, Mission Cultural Center, Galleria de la Raza, Acion Latina, BRAVA, and Precita Eyes
- Low Rider Art Car Show
- Niñolandia, a pint-sized party for the little ones offering children’s activities
- Zona Verde, presenting green services for our planet
Photo credit: David Yu
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs 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 Street down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the festival area.
Performers in colorful Carnaval costumes will dazzle the expected crowd of 400,000 spectators lining the streets.
About the Carnaval Grand Parade: San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade is an extraordinary, must-see event that is represented by and honors cultures from around the world. Alongside brilliant floats, lavishly dressed performers and musicians will entertain the crowd as the parade makes its way through the Mission District. A vast variety of cultures will be represented, featuring old and new traditions by way of music, dance and artistry.
Photo Credit: David Yu
Photo Credit: David Toshiyuki
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