The 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco – Heart

Carnaval San Francisco

 (bryan farley)

On May 28th, 2017, I photographed the 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade in the Mission District. The parade lineup included about 70 groups. I took about 1600 pictures. My final edited photo gallery has fewer pictures, but you should check for yourself.

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)


In 2013, 2014 and (again in 2015), I photographed the parade route; my children were with the Fogo Na Roupa contingent.

 (bryan farley)

This year I photographed the entire parade… or as much of the parade as I could. Because I spent the previous parades with one crew, I did not realize that groups lined up on both sides of 24th.

 (bryan farley)

Before the parade started, groups line up for several blocks in each direction fixing their costumes and practicing their routines.

 (bryan farley)

This year’s theme is “El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of San Francisco.” The theme underscores how the city welcomes people. While photographing this year, I remembered 1999, my first year in San Francisco. I worked in the Mission District the summer I moved to the Bay Area. When the school year started, I began teaching at Lincoln High School. This year, the ALHS Latino Marching Band marched.

 (bryan farley)

My children did not participate this year; my daughter had a ballet conflict. Instead of staying for the party, I ran towards the end of the route and rushed across the Bay to something I loved more than a parade.



One Response to “The 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco – Heart”

  1. Kassandra Johanson says:

    It’s fantastic to see such a useful post. I also can share my experience in files merging. Merging files is super easy with AltoMerge. Try it on your own here and you’ll make sure how it’s simple.

Leave a Reply