San Francisco Carnaval Festival and Grand Parade, May 28-29, 2011

Festival Location: Harrison Street between 23rd Street & 16th Street in the Mission District, accessible by BARTand Muni.

The Festival draws hundreds of thousands of people for two days of dancing Salsa, Samba, Reggae, Tango, Hip- Hop, Merengue, Calypso, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, and Mambo into the evening. Food vendors offer traditional delicacies, while others sell crafts native to the Carnaval countries of their heritage. Giant stages sparkle with continuous entertainment. The 2011 Festival will take place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Festival will feature the following:

  • Dance Pavilion – musicians & dancers teach salsa, samba & much more
  • Health Pavilion – providing extensive information, referrals & health screening
  • Drum Grove – learn to play from professional drummers
  • Niñolandia – games, break dancing, scholarships to face painting
  • Food Pavilion
  • Stages of Live Entertainment – non stop entertainment
  • Soccer Pavilion
  • Zona Verde (Green Zone) – eco friendly products and exhibits

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