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2017 SF Carnaval Grand Parade

A free Sunday festival in Mission District over Memorial Day weekend
By - posted 5/26/2017 No Comment

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

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.