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Friday, May 27, 2011

This Weekend: Carnaval Entertains with a Flurry of Feathers and a Food Pavilion

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM

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33rd Annual SF Carnaval Festival & Grand Parade

Where: Harrison between 23rd and 16th sts.

When: Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

The rundown: This wild two-day event takes place in the streets of the Mission and celebrates the rich cultural traditions of our local communities. Get ready to shake your hips to the rhythms of salsa, samba, reggae, tango, merengue, calypso, cha-cha-cha, cumbia, mambo, and even hip-hop. In addition to live music and dance performances, there is a pavilion providing dance instruction and musical instrument education. Eight blocks of fun for the entire family, including tons of great food, and wide variety of games for children including facepainting and breakdancing. Want to hear something really adorable? The kids' area is called Niñolandia. The cuteness, we cannot handle it.

And of course, don't miss the Grand Parade, truly an awesome spectacle and a rollicking good time. It starts on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., and you can check out the parade route here.

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