Here’s everything you need to know about weekend’s San Francisco Carnaval!
“Carnaval San Francisco is the only multicultural parade from around the world that has all the various traditions unified in the streets on one day,” Carnaval executive producer Roberto Hernández. “It’s a reflection of the unique diversity of San Francisco”.
The 39th Carnaval San Francisco Festival, a FREE 2–day multicultural celebration in SF Mission District on Memorial Day weekend May 27th & 28th— on Harrison St. between 16th & 24th Streets.
Enjoy global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, health & wellness, children’s activities, entertainment on every street corner for the entire family. For more information, visit www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org
3 biggest points!
- The festival is both days (Saturday and Sunday), but the Parade is only Sunday morning.
- The Parade grand marshal is Seven-time Grammy nominated percussionist John Santos.
- The festival artist is Chuchito Valdez performing on Sunday, 4:30pm at the 22nd stage.
May 28-29, 10am-6pm. Harrison street between 16th and 24th St., SF.
4 stages of line-up of all artists:
May 29, starts at 9:30am at 24th St. and Bryant, SF. (link below).
Photos parade: http://www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/#2016
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In 1979, Adela Chu, a Panamanian dance teacher in the Mission, decided that the city was missing an important opportunity for a party.
“I told my students that we had to have one or I wasn’t staying and they agreed to help me,” wrote Chu, a Colón-born world dance instructor, in her account of how SF’s yearly Carnaval festival and parade was started.
She formed a planning committee, and organized a celebration that sent hundreds of performers down the streets of the Mission.