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SF’s 2022 Kwanzaa Celebration (Day 4) w/ Free Blues Concerts Daily

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Thursday, December 29, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
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SF’s 18th Annual City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration (2023-2024)

The Village Project and our community partners will present our 18th annual Kwanzaa celebrations at various venues throughout San Francisco, with seven days of community events, starting on Dec. 26, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Striving to unite and strengthen our family, community and nation, we will celebrate each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba).

This year’s Kwanzaa Celebration starts on Dec. 26th at City Hall at 12 Noon. Each of our evening programs will end with a concert performance, featuring some of the rhythm & blues greats.

The entertainment line-up for 2023-2024 will include blues bands, dance performances, spoken word, and keynote speakers. Our concert headliners will include a myriad of rhythm & blues and jazz performers, featuring Vivian Green, Tia Carroll, The Mary Jane Girls, Michael Skinner Blues Band, Lakeside, Keith Washington and Niecey, Living Single. (Lineup subject to change)

18th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration
December 26, 2023 – January 1, 2024
All over San Francisco
FREESee the full schedule + RSVP

  • There will be 13 free events over 7 days in different neighborhoods all over San Francisco.

Tuesday, Dec. 26th – Day 1 – UMOJA (Unity)

  • 12 Noon @ City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl – RSVP
  • 6 pm @ Westbay Conference Center (UPDATED VENUE), 1290 Fillmore St., Performances by Vivian Green – RSVP 

Wednesday, Dec. 27th – Day 2 – KUJICHAGULIA (Self-Determination)

  • 2:00 pm – Rafiki Wellness/Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane St.; Western Addition Family Resource Center – RSVP
  • 6 pm @ Jones Methodist, 1975 Post; Performance by Tia Carroll – RSVP

Thursday, Dec. 28th – Day 3 – UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility)

  • 2 pm -The Origins Boutique Nightclub @1538 Fillmore St; The Success Centers – RSVP
  • 7 pm @ Bayview Opera House @ 4705 Third St; Performance by The Mary Jane Girls & RB Elite – RSVP

Friday, Dec. 29th – Day 4 – UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics)

  • 2 pm @ St. Andrews Church@ 2565 Post; – RSVP
  • 6 pm – Minnie & Lovie Rec Center @ 650 Capitol Ave; Performance by Michael Skinner Blues Band – RSVP

Saturday, Dec. 30th – Day 5 – NIA (Purpose)

  • 2 pm @ SF Public Library, 100 Larkin; – RSVP
  • 6 pm – AAACC/MoMagic @ AAACC @ 762 Fulton; Performance by Lakeside – RSVP

Sunday, Dec. 31st – Day 6 – KUUMBA (Creativity) 

  • 2 pm @ Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister; – RSVP
  • 6 pm @ Minna Nightclub, 111 Minna St.; Performance by Keith Washington – RSVP

Monday, January 1st – Day 7 – IMANI (Faith)

  • 6 pm @ St.Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street; Performances by Niecey Living Single & Michael Skinner – RSVP

Each hosting organization will present exciting and enriching cultural programs, intended to both entertain and engage the entire family. A spiritual ceremony – pouring of libations and honoring of ancestors will start each program and will be followed by a feast, live entertainment and the lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara.

There will also be spoken word artists and drumming, all followed by a feast of savory delights. Vendors, along with art, drumming and dance workshops will be available for both adults and children.  All Events Are Free & Open To The Community.

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.

Cost: FREE
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