SPECIAL EVENTS & TICKETS
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
CARNAVAL SF 2020: ROYALTY COMPETITIONS
King, Queen, and Drag Majesty Competition
SATURDAY, APRIL 25th, 2020
Gray Area Theatre
2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
[Postponed] Children & Youth Competition
May - Date TBA
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 on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd to May 24th, 2020. 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
SUNDAY, MAY 24TH, 2020
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
SATURDAY, MAY 23RD & SUNDAY, MAY 24TH, 2020
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.
NEW YEAR'S EVE MISSION PARTY
Monday, December 31, 2018
1800 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
7pm – 2am
Celebrate The Official San Francisco New Year's Eve Mission Party in the historic SF Armory on Monday, December 31! The San Francisco Armory is the place to ring in 2019! Jump start the New Year with an exotic party in the Heart of the Mission District. There's nowhere else you want to be when the clock strikes midnight than The New Year Eve's Mission Party! Enjoy the night with samba dancers winding through the party, live performances, and the hottest salsa, soca, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop, and Top 40s hits.
Party Performance Lineup:
DJ Fama from Panamá
DJ Bobby A
Hip Spanic Allstars
Fogo Na Roupa
Latin Dance Grooves
Bring your dancing shoes, masks, costumes, cameras and celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime New Year's Eve party with Carnaval San Francisco!
-Door Prize, Trip for 2 to México
-Latin & Caribbean Cuisine
-Midnight Champagne Toast
-Fun-Filled Photo Booth
Answers to FAQ:
-ID is Required, 21+ to enter
-Coat Check is available
-Dress Code - Extravagant Cocktail Attire, Costume Preferred
-Limited Number of Tickets will be available at the door
*All Sales are FINAL--no refunds
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
Featuring a Special Coco Screening and Community Celebration
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 7:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 12:00 PM
You are invited to Celebrate DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Mission District-style!
CANA, New Mission Theater, Mission Merchants Association & Carnaval San Francisco are proud to announce a special two day screening and exhibit of Disney's Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning movie "COCO"! Bring the family!
Arrive early to get your face painted, view all the altars on Mission Street and inside the New Mission Theater, take photos and selfies, get food, pan de muerto and enjoy the entertainment prior to the film showing.
You are invited to bring a photo of a loved one that passed on to the spirit world and place it on the altar.
A fundraiser to support Cultural Arts & Health Education Program at Public Schools in San Francisco's Mission District.
RAÍCES DEL CARNAVAL – 40 YEARS OF CULTURA IN THE MISSION
EXHIBIT OPENS SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2018 – JUNE 1ST, 2018
5:00 PM– 8:00 PM
Juan R. Fuentes Gallery
2958 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Since 1978, Carnaval has been more than a celebration, it's been a space to reconnect with our African, Indigenous, and Mestizo roots. The stories, dances, and colors of our forefathers come to life in the parade and festival to celebrate our triumphs and struggles. Although our roots are spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, our cultures unite in our annual Carnaval tradition.
For the 40th anniversary of Carnaval, Acción Latina and Carnaval SF are joining forces to bring you a very special group photo exhibition, featuring iconic images from four–decades of history of the Mission District's biggest annual party.
Curators: Roberto Hernandez, Robert Werner and Rodrigo Duran
Lou Dematteis, Albins Peke Von Mayate, Amanda Nelson, David L. Gregory, David Yu, Doug Kaye, Jane Postiglione, Jayasimha Nuggehalli, Gordon Mak, Ken Osborn, Kyle Adler, Marco Sanchez, Michael Kirschner, Pankaj Bhargava, Raven Sky, Robert Werner, Swee Oh, and Terry Scussel.
Museum of African Diaspora Performance & Celebration
Otra Mas’: 40 Years of Carnaval in San Francisco
FEBRUARY 9th, 2018
Museum of African Diaspora
685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
$15 General Admission | $10 Student/Senior/MoAD
Member Door: $20/$15
Join us for a multi-performance celebration with Carnaval San Francisco for Mardi Gras! Presented in conjunction with *Otra Mas’: 40 Years of Carnaval in San Francisco*
Photo courtesy of MarcoSanchez.net
Ethnic Dance Festival Rotunda Series
Carnaval SF with Fogo Na Roupa Performing Company
FEBRUARY 9th, 2018
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall.
FUNKQUARIA RISING: A Film Screening & Discussion with SambaFunk!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2018
MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
685 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Filmmaker and Samba Funk member, Iwalane Venerable
Samba Funk founder, Theo Aytchan Williams
Funkquarian, Monica Hastings-Smith
DOLORES HUERTA FILM BENEFIT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2017
2pm, 5pm & 7:30pm
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
On Sunday, November 26th we will be showing the film "DOLORES" at the BRAVA Theater! After each film showing we will host a panel that will address the crisis in our community & country. Proceeds will benefit Mexico, Puerto Rico, Farm Worker fire victims in Napa & Santa Rosa & the Mission.