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San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
24th & Bryant | 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA


San Francisco Carnaval | 2019

The 41st San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District.

41st Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade
– Festival: May 25-26, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 9:30 am
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted

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Experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy.

On Sunday, the 2019 Grand Parade will be held on May 26th at 9:30 am. 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. See the full parade lineup.

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Grand Parade | San Francisco Carnaval | 2019

On May 26th, 2019 at 9:30 am, the 2019 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street.

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

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 9:30 am
24th & Bryant, 24th and Bryant, SF
FREE

The 2019 theme, Culture Heals, often refers to the relief of physical pain. However, there are other forms of pain that also cause us distress — mental, emotional, and spiritual. All human beings share the common desire to avoid pain, to heal and live healthy lives. Carnaval San Francisco, following the traditions of the many countries represented in our celebration, believes that culture has the power to heal today as it has in the past.

Since 1978, Carnaval has been more than a celebration, it has been a space to reconnect with the African, indigenous, as well as the mestizo roots. The stories, dances, and colors of the forefathers come to life in the parade and festival to celebrate the triumphs and struggles. Although the roots are spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the cultures unite in the annual Carnaval tradition.


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Address: 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA

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