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
Gray Area Theatre
2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
[Postponed] Children & Youth Competition
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!
Photo courtesy of John Tait
CARNAVAL SF 2020: GRAND PARADE
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
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
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.
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