San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
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2023 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 27-28)
Carnaval San Francisco is back for 2023 with their 45th Annual celebration.
The free, two–day Festival covers 17 blocks in the Mission District, with five main stages, 50 local performing artists, and 400 vendors. The festival includes international food, dancing, sampling sites and entertainment for families, couples and friends of all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds.
The Grand Parade boasts a 60–contingent lineup, with over 3,000 artists representing the cultural heritages of Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, and more to participate, televised by CBS. The Grand Parade covers 20 blocks in San Francisco’s historic Latino Cultural District in the Mission.
45th Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade
– Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 2023 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: Sunday, May 28, 2023 | 9:30 am to 2:30pm– starts at 24th & Bryant
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted
Exact start times and locations are subject to change. Check carnavalsanfrancisco.org for full schedules closer to the event date.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Grand Parade | 2023 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 27-28)
On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 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.
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020 | 9:30 am
24th & Bryant, 24th and Bryant, SF
Please note that the details below were from 2019. We expect that the activities will be the same this year.
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.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.
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