Sun, May 28|
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
Carnaval San Francisco 2023
Carnaval San Francisco will be celebrating 45 Years of Music and Movement! Grand Parade: May 28, 2023 Festival: May 27 - 28, 2023 FREE
Time & Location
May 28, 10:00 AM PDT – May 29, 6:00 PM PDT
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, 3250 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
About the event
Carnaval San Francisco is a brilliant kaleidoscope of color, costumes and community spirit, but in its heart and soul stir the captivating rhythms of music and dance.
Artists in our beloved Mission District gave birth to Carnaval in 1978 with the belief that their passion for Latin, Caribbean and Afro-Diasporic music would unite people across ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientation, gender identification or religious beliefs.
From the beginning, the sounds of salsa, samba, soca, mariachi, merengue, cumbia, and reggae music paved the way for Carnaval to thrive. Now modern sounds such as funk, bachata, dancehall, hip-hop, Afro-beats and reggaeton have joined the mix, resonating with the younger generation of revelers.
For 45 years Carnaval has featured world-class artists such as Santana, Tower of Power, Celia Cruz, Oscar de Leon, Los Lonely Boys, Tito Puente, John Santos, Olodum, and Los Tigres del Norte. We are proud that these high caliber performances are provided to our community, free-of-charge and open to all ages.
Older adults who have participated in Carnaval’s Grand Parade and Festival for decades now bring their grandchildren to experience the sights and sounds of the event, ensuring that the traditions get passed on. Their 45-year commitment to these traditions is a testament to the power of music and its multi-generational appeal.
As we gear up for our 45th anniversary, we pay homage to the artists that have shaped our multicultural and multigenerational celebration by remembering their music through the classic 45 vinyl records. Like those 45s, we want to ring in our 45th anniversary in a fashion that is vibrant, powerful and timeless.
Here’s to celebrating Carnaval San Francisco: 45 Years of Music and Movement!
Organized by: Carnaval San Francisco