CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2-DAY FESTIVAL

Photo courtesy of Trinibwoy Rog. 

 

 

THE 2-DAY FAMILY CELEBRATION IS MAY 26th AND MAY 27th, 2018

 

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.

 

View the 2017 Festival Lineup here.

 

 


 

2017 FEATURED PERFORMER: CHUCHITO VALDEZ PASTO SECO BAND

 

22nd AND HARRISON STREET STAGE

 

 Jesús "Chuchito" Valdés Cortés, Jr., son of Dionisio Jesús “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez and Mercedes Cortés Alfaro, niece of famous Cuban singer Xiomara Alfaro, was born on October 10, 1964 in Havana, Cuba. Chuchito was raised in Havana to be a pianist, composer, and arranger. He is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Ramón “Bebo” Valdés. Coincidentally, all three are the first born of their immediate family. Each has developed their own style as pianists. Chuchito is the oldest of six siblings, and was a child prodigy starting his music education at an early age. His formal music education started in Escuela Gerardo Guanche in Barrio Guanabacoa in Havana, Cuba later attending and graduating from La Escuela de Música Ignacio Cervantes.

 

His first professional debut as a pianist at the age of 16 was with Cuban singer and trumpeter Bobby Carcasses in La Casa de la Cultura from Municipio Plaza in Havana, Cuba. He also accompanied singer Pello El Afrokan, the creator of the Mozambique rhythm. In the mid-'80s Valdés was a member of the Cuban jazz combo Sonido Contemporáneo, a band where many Cuban musicians started to play standard American jazz. By the late '90s he had taken his father's spot in the internationally renowned Irakere band when the elder Valdés opted to go solo. Eventually Chuchito followed suit, leading his own band and touring behind his fiery brand of Afro-Cuban jazz. In 2002, he released on Town Crier Records his debut album Encantado, following it with La Timba also in 2002, and Herencia in 2004, both on J & N Records, and in 2007 Keys of Latin Jazz on Sony BMG International. In the last decade, he has been nominated for a Latin Grammy award seven times for best Latin jazz album and best Folkloric music. Chuchito has received many international awards. Chuchito Valdés continues to tour worldwide and record his original compositions, making his home in Cancun, Mexico.

 

 


 

2017 VENDOR APPLICATIONS

 

Carnaval San Francisco will offer global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner to the 400,000 visitors it will see during the Festival and Grand Parade. If you're interested in being an Exhibitor or Food Vendor at the Festival, please complete the applications listed below.

 

EXHIBITORS:

If you would like to pay using paypal, please fill out the online application HERE.

 

If you prefer paying by money order or cashier's check, please fill out the printable application HERE and mail it with your payment. To fill out the printable application in Spanish click HERE.

 

FOOD VENDORS:

If you would like to pay using paypal, please fill out the online application HERE.

 

If you prefer paying by money order or cashier's check, please fill out the printable application HERE and mail it with your payment. To fill out the printable application in Spanish click HERE.

 

REQUIRED forms for Food Vendors:

TFF CONCESSIONAIRE APPLICATION

TFF OPERATING REQUIREMENTS

SFFD VENDOR FORM

SFFD SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

SFFD PERMIT APPLICATION

 

Questions or comments, please contact:
Arturo Carrillo at (415) 715–7330 or vendor@carnavalsanfrancisco.org
For Spanish please call Pepe Jose Rodriguez (415) 971-6180

 

 


 

VIDEOS

 

Festival goers Ana and Erick dancing Street Style Salsa.