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Creating the Future of Carnaval San Francisco

Date and Time
Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:00 PM (PT)
Carnaval San Francisco is a multicultural celebration of music, dance, and artistry that since 1978 has showcased Latin American, Caribbean and African Diasporic cultures and the talents of Mission District residents in an atmosphere of harmony and revelry.
KQED en Español host Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli talks with new Executive Director Rodrigo Ehecatl Durán and current leadership Roberto Y. Hernandez, Martha Estrella, and Nancy Obregon about Carnaval's legacy of more than 40 years of uplifting diverse Latinx roots, this year's theme, "Colores de Amor," and the festival's vision for a future of inclusive family and community celebration.
Then celebrate this year's newly crowned festival King and Queen, as they perform their triumphal dance!
  • Rodrigo Ehecatl Durán, Executive Director, Carnaval San Francisco
  • Roberto Hernandez, CEO & Board of Directors Member, CANA
  • Martha Estrella, Former Executive Director, Carnaval San Francisco
  • Nancy Obregon, Retired SFUSD Teacher & Board of Directors Member, CANA


For the full experience, join us earlier in the day for our companion event, the Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen Competition, to meet this year’s fierce contestants as they dance to Latin rhythms while competing for their crowns and titles as King and Queen of this year’s Carnaval Festival!