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Costumed Girls Dance Troupe in Carnaval San Francisco Parade

Make Your Memorial Day Weekend at Carnaval San Francisco

May 07, 2018

Be sure to reserve the dates of May 26-27 for the 40th anniversary of Carnaval San Francisco, and join us in the Mission District for a festive, two-day celebration of the Caribbean and Latin American arts, culture, and history. This event is always one of the most popular, and one of the largest San Francisco festivals in May. One of its main attractions is an eight-city-block-long street fair that features arts, crafts, music, dance, and a vast array of tempting international food selections. Carnaval San Francisco’s Grand Parade is the climax of the weekend, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until 1:30-2:30 p.m. The parade’s highlights include dozens of dance and music groups and beautifully-decorated floats with multicultural themes.

Saturday entertainers for the event include Adriana Marrero y Cha Ching, La Chamba, Squeezebox Sabroso, La Mestiza, Hip Hop For Change, Inc., the Feline Finesse Dance Company, the Rising Rhythm Project SF, and the Paixão Dance Ensemble. Saturday will also feature the San Francisco Lowrider Council Car Show. Sunday’s entertainment includes Cardinal Calypso, Samba Extravaganza, Jose A. Najera and The Bernal Beat, Carnaval Salsa Legends, and the Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble. For more information, click here.