SPECIAL EVENTS & TICKETS


 

CARNAVAL SF LIVESTREAM 2020!
SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. PST

 

Dave Martinez Ventures brings talent, tech & community together along with Mission District’s Calle 24 Latino Cultural District for Carnaval San Francisco's 42nd annual celebration. The purpose of this year’s celebration is to help raise funds to help feed 6,000 families in the Mission District where COVID19 has disproportionately affected Latinos.

 

The live streaming event, powered by LATINLIVE™, HOWLiVE, Jaffe Events & Earshot Entertainment will include today’s top Latino artists including heritage artists, and Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday festivities including music, dance, and brilliant costumes from Latin America and the Caribbean. Proceeds will go to help feed 6,000 families.

 

Check out the Live Stream and donate HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2020 GOES ONLINE!

 

Carnaval San Francisco is going Online for the month of May leading up to our Memorial Day Weekend! Stay tuned for interviews, videos, interactive flyers, and special virtual performances! Platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, and Youtube.

 

Our decision for going online in May comes from understanding that this is historically the month when we come together and heal. Carnaval San Francisco believes in the power of holistic health to strengthen both the individual and the community. Through our online celebration, we aim to raise awareness of health under our theme "Salud es Poder / Health is Wealth."

 

For more information, please go to our Facebook Event Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2020: ROYALTY COMPETITIONS

 

[Postponed] King, Queen, and Drag Majesty Competition

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Date TBA

6–9 PM

Gray Area Theatre
2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

[Postponed] Children & Youth Competition

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Date TBA

4–6 PM

Dance Mission Theatre
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Join us as we embark on a journey to select the 2020 Carnaval Royalty. Be a part of the excitement as contestants vie for the Carnaval San Francisco Prince, Princess, King, Queen, and Drag Majesty crown with electrifying performances in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians.

 

The winners of the competition will be crowned as Royalty of the 42nd Annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and Festival held. Contest winners will serve as the Official Ambassadors at the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and win cash prizes!

 

Interested in competing? Fill out an application!

Adult Royalty Competition Application

Youth Royalty Competition Application

 

Photo courtesy of John Tait

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2020: GRAND PARADE

 

TBA

9:30 AM

 

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Grandstand seating is in front of:

2565 Mission Street(Between 21st and 22nd)

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Enjoy more than 50 colorful music and dance groups from your own reserved seats. 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. 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.

 

 

 

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2020: 2-DAY FESTIVAL

 

TBA

 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets

 

FREE

 

Come celebrate with us at the 42nd annual Carnaval San Francisco, a FREE 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend — on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets — and experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi–cultural celebration on the West Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PAST EVENTS

 


 

2020 CARNAVAL SF MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2020, 6pm–10pm

 

Admission is FREE

 

Carnaval San Francisco is kicking off its season by hosting 20 FREE Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in various venues across San Francisco's Mission District!

 

All are welcome to meet friends, family, and neighbors in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District to enjoy live samba drummers, dancers winding through the party, and lively music from salsa and soca to cumbia and rumba. Guests are invited to wear costumes, masks and beads in celebration of the holiday.

 

A percentage of sales in all venues will go to support CANA-Carnaval San Francisco, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization. Donations are welcome and can be made on our website or on the day of event! www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/donate

 

For complete list of venues and entertainment please visit our Facebook event page.

 

Photo courtesy of Terry Scussel

Graphic Design by Amie Valle

Comparsa in photo: Muito Quente