The 2023 San Francisco Carnaval is over. Please check back here in spring 2024 for news of the 2024 San Francisco Carnaval.

Ginga Brasil SF Carnaval 2023 Parade Fundraiser and Participation!

Ginga Brasil carnival poster - woman in costume with fan

Bloco Ginga Brasil Benefit

A fundraiser with Dance & Music by Ginga Brasil
featuring special guests Bloco do Sol

Silent Auction
Brazilian Food and Drink for Sale

Sunday, May 7th

5 – 9pm

$22 in advance, $26 at the door

Please Note: No physical ticket will be sent. Your name will be on the pre-sale list at the entrance.

Parade in SF Carnaval 2023
with Ginga Brasil!

Join us for a very special parade honoring our late Founder and Director Conceicao Damasceno — recreating past looks from her carnaval career as well as telling stories from her personal life.

​ Parade Day ~ Sunday, May 28

 Ginga Brasil is one of the earliest SF Carnaval Comparsas and has been parading consistently for 32 years! Bloco Ginga Brasil began as a vision from our founder Conceicao Damasceno to bring the Carnaval rhythms and dances of her native Bahia, Brasil to the Bay Area. From bringing over 10 members of the original bloco afro Ile Aiye in the year 2000 to adding with responsibility and love the traditions of Rio as well in later years, Ginga Brasil is committed to an authentic Brazilian experience- including the warmth and welcoming embrace of our community members and leadership!

 Four Alas (sections) to choose from:

Youth Ala
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 6-12

Get ’em started with fun rhythms, expression and confidence boosting improvisation in our youth oriented ala

Passista Ala
Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm

Rio style Samba no pé with heels, sensual choreography and fun footwork. Lead Instructor: Nadia Q

Afro Ala
Saturdays, 3:30-5:30pm

Bahia Afro bloco style ala, accessible choreography and easygoing vibes. Lead instructor: Elisita Castanon-Hill

Pipoca Ala
No Rehearsals- Freestyle!

Costume Fees Separate

San Francisco Carnaval  2023 ~ Registration at BrasArte


Freestyle with Us in SF Carnaval!
($100 Includes Registration, T-Shirt & Wristband (available at Casa de Cultura)

Past SF Carnival Parade Activities and Events

Ginga Brasil poster 2019 San Francisco Carnival
Ginga Brasil poster for the 2019 San Francisco Carnival
Ginga Brasil poster for the 2019 San Francisco Carnival

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