Carnaval 2015 San Francisco

I attended the 37th annual San Francisco Carnaval Parade on Sunday May 24, 2015. This was the third consecutive year that I have attended as part of the Fogo Na Roupa contingent. I am allowed to walk the parade route with my camera, because my eleven year old daughter dances. I took some photos again this year.

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There were more than sixty groups participating this year. We arrived about two hours before the parade started so that we could park and find our spot.

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I probably enjoy the parade preparation more than the actual parade. Photographers and groups mingle with each other. The dancers rehearse and complete their costumes.

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Some participants finalize their floats.

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Once the parade began this year, I still enjoyed myself. It’s Carnaval.

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Even the dogs are friendly.

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People of many different ages and appearances participate at Carnaval. Carnaval provides a positive experience for many body types and abilities. You can dance to your own drummer or you can dance with a bunch of different drummers. All drummers are welcome.

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My family also attended the 2014 Carnival. (You can see more of those images here.)

The 35th Annual San Francisco Carnaval was held Sunday May 26, 2013 in San Francisco's Mission District. My children danced with the local Fogo na Roupa. (bryan farley)

The 35th Annual San Francisco Carnaval was held Sunday May 26, 2013 in San Francisco’s Mission District. My children danced with the local Fogo na Roupa. (bryan Farley)

The 2013 Carnaval was my first. I will never forget it. Both my children participated. Here is the 2013 Carnaval blog post. You can see the images too. I took a few decent pictures.

 

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