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Festival May 28th & 29th 2005
A Saturday & Sunday event in the San Francisco Mission district on Harrison between 16th & 24th Streets.
The festival grounds will offer exciting events planned for the whole family, from children activities, to local visual artists displaying their art, to contingent artists performing at several stages, and many local businesses given an opportunity to participate as well. There will be music on three stages and through the 5 block long 2-day festival, ethnic food, art and lots of fun to be had by all.
Music on 3 Stages: 2004 Schedule

Carnaval-San Francisco Parade is Sunday May 30th 2004 Map by yahoo Festival is both Saturday & Sunday
Parade is always the 4th Sunday of May or Memorial Weekend

and begins at Bryant & 24th at 10am and heads down the Mission Street to 17th... 

 The 2 mile route has few gaps at the start on 24th and some big ones toward the end of the parade on the end of the parade route. Makes for good opportunities to support the local merchants.  CLICK TO ENLARGE

Grandstand Seating  
Event Ticket: $25.00
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Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 415.920.0125 ext. 4, and at the following locations:

KRON TV Channel 4 broadcasts SF carnaval live on Sunday May 29th and will rebroadcast the entire parade at 6:30pm
Telemundo (KSTS, Channel 48) will also be doing a live broadcast in Spanish
You can also find lots of special coverage of the unique Carnaval San Francisco season locally on  Azteca
KTNC-TV42 and both locally & internationally on Univison Channel 14 KDTV as well as bringing major talent for its stage.
COMCAST the Bay Area's cable broadcaster become Carnaval SF's first banner sponsor for 2005 and also was made possible the excellent October event concert honoring Cachao, the father of the mambo!

Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts 2868 Mission Street
Oakland carnival 2005 has been cancelled is 404? of Santa Cruz skipped 2003 and will return June 12, 2004 Still trying to confirm a 2005 date of

Don't miss the 30 sec DVD promo clip or the hot 2004 DVD


Founding father of our Carnaval, Emperor Ron  Gallegos has joined the party in theDownload next world where he'll have to share space with the most illustrious emperors in San Francisco history whose been enjoying a resurgence in popularity


King & Queen


2005 King Paulo Silva &
Queen Vanessa Mosqueda 

Click to View  CARNAVAL! Just put your hand on your chest and feel your heartbeat," Hernandez says, beating the drum of his torso. "That's el ritmo!"
05/16/2004 - SFGate & Chronicle Pink section

Artist Stipends are an important part of the Carnaval. Over $70,000 has been awarded in grants of $500 to $2000 to 2/3 of the 60 groups scheduled to appear in the 2005 Grand Parade

Caribbean Carnival on Parade 2005
Jan McDermott

Carnaval San Francisco Concentration Game
Test your memory skills against the clock and the spectacular beauty of our 17 '98 Queens & Kings. Press reload or refresh if you start playing to soon and experience difficulty.

May in the Mission
Cinco de Mayo
The Merry month of May kicks off throughout the Mission. 

May 4 – Carnaval Rehearsal / Precita Park Founders Parade
Start Time 12 Noon at Alabama & Precita Streets, San Francisco, CA
May 4 – "An Evening in Cuba" featuring Grammy Award Nominee Orquesta Aragon
direct from Cuba, at Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  and May is Mural Month

The New Mission News distributes 18,000 copies every month though out the Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Bernal Heights, SOMA and Potrero Hill. This is the heart of Bay Area Carnaval country and one of the best known ethnic and arts neighborhoods in the world.



2005 TOP

  1. King Paulo Silva
  2. Queen Vanessa Mosqueda
  3. Sambao Para o Povo
  4. Mara Reggae
  5. Dance Kaiso
  6. Loco Bloco, Leonard Flynn Elementary School & Mission Girls
  7. Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble does Boi Bumba
  8. Ginga Brasil
  9. Energia do Samba
  10. Fogo Na Roupa
  11. Mas Makers Massive
  12. All Ah We
  13. Islands of Fire
  14. Socaribbean International




Fotos what's new SF   
Top level in aforum but go direct to the image server to check for the freshest stuff. top level || SF Bay Area 

Queens & Muses
Starring the Google image search engine and inspired by the popularity of our similar Rio de Janeiro page.

Egdar Lee's  Carnaval 2002 & more event photos at his site
Googled resuts from photos.html for RAYMOND HOLBERT PHOTOGRAPHS

Jim Garza wins google search for "Carnaval San Francisco" Images 
Also visit our growing Link Galleries for
 [F] 2003 Carnaval
 Carnaval SF including
 [F] 2002 Carnaval
 [F]   Carnaval 2001
 [F] Carnaval 2000
 [F] Before 1990 including Santana 1986

Winner of most popular C'SF foto. Click pic to enlarge. Check today's ranking here  


Mark Rapoza's  went 404 in "04

A Fogalistic Photo Gallery  ||  2000
Click pic for some nice ones. 

Grand Champions


 Cinco de Mayo & Cesar Chavez Parades 

PRIDE Parade 4th sunday in June

Day of the Dead

Halloween San Francisco

  IMAGE SEARCH "Carnaval San Francisco"











  Google is not able to index our image server or aforum pages but we're working on getting more Carnaval SF images indexed using tables with an image & name plus  text links to single photo pages & suggest other Carnavelesco webmasters do the same. We'll keep track of our progress on this page takes a special interest in Brazilian , Latin and Caribbean and Cajun music but we subscribe to the description of Carnaval music as sounds that make you want to jump for joy with others.

Brazil on the SF Bay

Mexico on the SF Bay

The trendy Latin Explosion has been happening on the streets of the Mission since well before Carnaval's birth in 1979 but here's the two web guides which can will bring out the best for you.


MPB - Brazilian Popular Music - the essence of our music. Bossa Nova, created in bars of Rio during the 50's. Axé Music, a style born in the state of Bahia with great influence of African rhythms. Samba was the first Brazilian style to become popular globally and has never lost its popularity with the youth.  

 DownloadSince 1998 Eric Crawford's url   has been worthy of a bookmark as the best source on local Brazilian Music

Music of the world Links by

S  by KPFA DJ  Jose Ruiz
A Latino music potpourri: Son, Rumba, Guajira, Bomba, Vallenato, Samba, Batucada, Soca, Calypso, Flamenco, Rancheras, Norteñas, Tangos, Boleros, Nueva Canción y mucho mas!


SF CARNAVAL BAY AREA-Events Board || Latin Events || Dance Events
Our system gives you the most information and options for optimizing your evening.

 [F] Carnaval Related Annual Events in Northern California 

Bay Area Annual Events starring the month of May which begins with May Day and Cinco de Mayo.

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France in the SF Bay Area
Let's keep an eye on the French who have embraced Brazilian Carnaval more than any other country in the West.  In 2004 Andrea moved from San Francisco to  Southwest Louisiana,

Events of Special Note  the Bay Area Brazilian Club holds the biggest pre-Lenten Carnaval at the Galleria every year. 

PRIDE Parade 4th sunday in June
Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead
Expanded & updated for 2004
Life's greatest fundamental repeat themselves annually and Carnaval invites you to celebrate life or more accurately the rebirth of life in the cycle of life -death & rebirth.

Myth & Magic 
We got sidetracked on this year's myth and magic section featuring the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta whose Island of Gozo is hosting the 25th Anniversary of the Carnival Cities. Gozo hosts the oldest  intact structures, 7000 year old temples honoring rebirth in the cycle of life (much like Carnaval does) This is more important to us than we realize since in order for us to move forward we must first recapture our past. Which is why we need to know why Carnaval's Bull  is the path we must follow to reach the Age of Aquarius

King & Queen of Your Rhythm
from Jay Kinney for C'SF 2004


Golden Gate International Exposition
Let's bring the GGIE's poignant vision of Pacific unity back to the public, uniting the region with the Bay Area's only annual TV parade is a great place to begin.

Carnaval Versus the Klingons
from Tomas Paine for C'SF 2003
A special 2002 expanded edition to open 10 year countdown to 2012

Trickster at the Crossroads
  by Erik Davis originally published in  Gnosis Magazine 

12 stepping with the Orixas in Brazil 
Brazilian Jungian analyst John Burns updates the most successful model of drug treatment with spectacular orisha illustrations by  Francisco Santos. The similarity between these deities and those of early Greece and the relationship to Egypt is a new topic in academia

The Black Queen Califa |
Learn the fascinating story about the Goddess the state of California was named after. Throughout history, Black Madonnas have often inspired heroism by historic figures.

Dance & Percussion Classes Top
SF-Bay Area Dance Directories at
San Francisco 
East Bay

South Bay
North Bay Classes

The Bay Area is one of the world's most important dance centers. We have linked to the link directories and highlighted the dance instructors and studios who inform their work with the joy of the Carnaval spirit.


Capoeira Directory for the West Coast
You may be one of the many becoming more interested in how your rhythm is affected by other rhythms. Begin your journey here.


History Section in
Carnaval San Francisco: the early years
by Richard Reniceros
KING 1998: Shimon van Collie
Escola Nova=s 15 Years of Carnaval History
By Escola member
Rick Telesforo.
History of Carnival by
Carnaval-San Francisco 1997 ||  1999 
2000 ||
King Jim & Queen Elisa: Carnaval 2000
King Theolonius I & Queen Elizabeth in 2002.
2002 || King Norberto & Queen Maisa 
2003 ||
Queen Iya & King Antonio
2004 || Queen Micaela || King Victor || Malonga ||
awards  || events || festival || groups || parade_order || rhythm_magic


Multicultural & Carnaval Arts || Jesse Hamlin reviews the plans for sfgate Can San Francisco go world class in Festival Arts. Former Carnaval Advisory Board member Andrew Wood sets his sites high for Fall 2005
Karen Lusebrink/ costume designer for All Ah We, children's book illustrator and Carnaval artist

Ron Seawright
larger than life cartoonist brings his art form to the streets
Community Festival Arts & The Arts on

The New Age of Carnival

The past in the future what can be more certain.

Carnaval of Cultures on the web
In 2003's we explored the nation of explorers who triggered the collision of the hemispheres which has made us who we are today.

For 2004 we journey to the land of the two most well known Carnaval deities Orpheus and Dionysus
For 2005, we will be visiting the site of the earliest sacred shrine on the island of Gozo, Malta 

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Chalo Eduardo, C'SF founder and REMO drum spokesperson is looking forward to the Drum Circles at the 2004 festival and invites you to bring your drum to the festival Drum Grove  or the REMO booth for a lesson

Click pic for 15 seconds of Chalo performing with his pandeiro in the 2002 parade with Samba do Coracao. the most played movie in our image server in 2003 & 2004


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