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|M29 SF Carnaval parade|
|Date||Sunday May 29|
|Time||9:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
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|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
The Grand Parade
When: Sunday, May 29th, 2005 @ 9:30am
Where: Starts at 24th & Bryant St., heading north to 17th and Mission St.
For public transportation we recommend taking BART to the 24th St. Station. If you are going to drive, you can park at 23rd and Utah Streets, or 21st & Barlett.
[ Click here to view Parade & Festival Map. ]
[ Click Here to View the Grand Parade Lineup ]
[ Click Here to View a Google Map of Festival Area ]
Carnaval’s Grand Parade is a unique multi-cultural event that celebrates the traditions of many countries and cultures around the world. The floats are spectacular, the music and costumes lavish and varied. Beautifully designed floats depict rich multi-cultural themes, and often feature performers that excite and entertain the crowds.
Brazilian-style “escola” samba contingents with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean artist perform the music and dance of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas. Other Parade artists include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African dancers and drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Chinese Lion Dancers, giant puppets and folkloric artists representing Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia & Perú, and special children’s contingents.
The Grand Parade dances through the Mission District streets of San Francisco, is viewed by hundreds of thousands of spectators. Sponsors of the Grand Parade receive a tremendous amount of visibility on the television Spanish & English broadcast audience and exposure on media outlets throughout the State of California.