San Francisco Mardi Gras
Batalá Mundo members! Batalá San Francisco invites you to join us for ENCONTRO SF 2016.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. GO TO OUR SPECIAL ENCONTRO 2016 WEBSITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL SCHEDULE AND FAQs.
Encontro 2016 will center around San Francisco Carnaval, which takes place in the Mission District and is the city’s largest multi-cultural event. SF Carnaval celebrates global traditions with music and dancing from Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico, and more. We will participate in two days of outdoor Carnaval festivities, including stage performances and marching in the parade on Sunday morning.
Please visit our Encontro 2016 Facebook group HERE.
Tuesday, May 24
Napa Valley Wine Tour (all day; additional cost)
Earlybird hangout, Oakland (evening)
Wednesday, May 25
Pop-up performance, Lake Merritt, Oakland (afternoon)
Welcome Boat Party, leaving Jack London Square, Oakland (evening)
Thursday, May 26
Brazilian Dance Class, Oakland (afternoon)
Giba Workshop #1, Oakland (evening)
Bar Crawl, Oakland to San Francisco (night)
Friday, May 27
Group Activity, Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (midday)
Giba Workshop #2, San Francisco (evening)
Saturday, May 28
Giba Workshop #3, San Francisco (morning)
SF Carnaval Festival performance, San Francisco (afternoon)
Sunday, May 29
SF Carnaval Parade (morning)
SF Carnaval Festival performance (afternoon)
Monday, May 30
Encontro Farewell Party, San Francisco (afternoon)
The Black Joy Parade exists to provide the Black community and allies a live experience that celebrates our influence on cultures past, present and future. The event unites a diverse community by creating a space to express each of our unique contributions to the Black experience.