SPECIAL EVENTS & TICKETS


 

CARNAVAL SF 2019: GRAND PARADE SEATING

 

SUNDAY, MAY 26TH, 2019

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 2019: 2-DAY FESTIVAL

 

SATURDAY, MAY 25TH & SUNDAY, MAY 26TH, 2019

 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets

 

FREE

 

Come celebrate with us at the 40th 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

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2019: ROYALTY COMPETITION

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 2019

 

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL

3750 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

 

12 PM - Children & Youth Competition – Buy Tickets

 

6 PM - King, Queen, and Drag Majesty Competition – Buy Tickets

 

Join us as we embark on a journey to select the 2019 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 41st Annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and Festival held on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 25th to May 26th, 2019. Contest winners will serve as the Official Ambassadors at the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and win cash prizes!

 

 

To learn about the contestants, please visit our Royalty Competition page.

 

Photo courtesy of John Tait

 


 

2019 CARNAVAL SF MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5th, 2019

6pm–10pm

 

Admission is FREE

 

Carnaval San Francisco is kicking off its season by hosting 21 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 Carnaval San Francisco.

 

RSVP for ticket(s) by clicking on this link: bit.ly/2RIY7GI 

 

For complete list of venues and entertainment please visit our Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/333788770571566/

Or visit our Google Map and begin planning your route: http://bit.ly/2HRcxFf

 

Photo courtesy of Jayasimha Nuggehalli

 


 

NEW YEAR'S EVE MISSION PARTY

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

Mission Armory

1800 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103 

 

7pm – 2am

 

$40

 

Purchase Tickets

 

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

Salsa Allstars

La Gente

Samba Sensation

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!

 

 

Featuring:

-Door Prize, Trip for 2 to México

-Latin & Caribbean Cuisine
-Exotic Drinks
-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

 

Acción Latina

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

 

Exhibiting photographers:
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

 

6pm–9pm

 

Museum of African Diaspora

685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 

$15 General Admission | $10 Student/Senior/MoAD

Member Door: $20/$15

 

Tickets and MOAD event page.

 

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

 

12pm

 

San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

FREE

 

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.

 

Rotunda Dance Series Event Page

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

FUNKQUARIA RISING: A Film Screening & Discussion with SambaFunk!

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2018

 

6:30pm–8:30pm

 

 

MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

685 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

 

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

 

$20

 

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

 

BRAVA THEATER

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.