Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join the fun celebrating Fat Tuesday at over 30 venues in true Carnaval San Francisco style with a salute of the Afro-Diasporic Music & Black History Month!
Tuesday, February 13th, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mission District, San Francisco, CA.
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends in several venues. Come enjoy live samba drummers, dance performances, and lively music from soca to cumbia and rumba, so don’t miss out on the fun! Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval San Francisco style!
Carnaval “Honor Indigenous Roots” 46th Anniversary Mardi Gras Kickoff Party
Free On Fat Tuesday, February 13th In Historic Mission District
It’s a lively Carnaval-style Party Crawl in the Mission!
Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join the fun celebrating Fat Tuesday at over 20 Venues in true Carnaval San Francisco style with a salute also ofthe Afro-Diasporic Music & Black History Month!
WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Multiple Venues in the Mission District including:
Bissap Baobab SF; Arcana; Kimbara Ritmo y Sabor; Cha Cha Cha; 24th Street BART Plaza with music, dance, and Carnaval festivities.
WHO: Rodrigo Ehecatl Durán, MPA, Executive Director Carnaval San Francisco; Roberto Hernandez, Founder & President of San Francisco Low Rider Council; All Neighbors and Friends of Carnaval San Francisco; Sponsors and Collaborators: Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas (CANA); Grants for the Arts; Calle 24 Latino Cultural District; Mission Merchants Association; SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development; San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Yelp Bay Area; Potrero Neighborhood Collective; De Alba Communications
WHAT: Free Mardi Gras Party kicking off the world-wide call for San Francisco’s Two-Day Carnaval Festival themed “Honoring Indigenous Roots.” The Mardi Gras event includes lively music from Cumbia, Rumba, and Soca; Samba drummers and dance performances. The public is invited to Wear Mardi Gras/Covid Protection Masks, Costumes, & Beads at over 20 Party Hot Spots.
Why: The Arts heal and bring people together for good. Events such as Carnaval San Francisco that gathers over 500,000 people in the Bay Area also stimulate the economy. Artists in San Francisco’s beloved Mission District gave birth to Carnaval in 1978 with the belief that their passion for Latin, Caribbean and Afro-Diasporic music would unite people across ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientation, gender identification or religious beliefs.
For 46 years Carnaval has featured world-class artists such as Santana; Tower of Power; Celia Cruz; Oscar de Leon; Los Lonely Boys; Tito Puente; John Santos; Olodum; Los Tigres del Norte; La Sonora Dinamita con Vilma Diaz; Los Van Van and more. Carnaval is proud that such high caliber performances are provided to the community, free-of-charge and open to all ages.
Fat Tuesday’s event encapsulates the kickoff to the Carnaval legacy as generations of grandparents have brought their grandchildren to enjoy life as they spark a dream for future generations at Carnaval brought together by the power of music and culture in San Francisco’s historic Mission District, the intersection to the world of fun. Visit: https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/.
For more information on venues, artist schedule and map visit our website: carnavalsanfrancisco.org
Thank you to our partners for making this celebration possible:
* Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas (CANA)
* Grants for the Arts
* Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
* Mission Merchants Association
* SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development
* San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
* YELP Bay Area
*Potrero Neighborhood Collective
*De Alba Communications