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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Opening Event

  • San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
opening event on Friday, June 5
Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, and each weekend through June
see website for detailed schedule

An unparalleled series of inspiring performances is in store at the 37th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, highlighting the rich cultural and artistic diversity of the Bay Area. This year’s Festival includes 10 world premieres, 16 Festival debuts, and features dances from Bali, Bolivia, China, Congo, Hawai'i, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Okinawa, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Syria, Tahiti, the continental United States, and West Africa. Each weekend’s program is a different lineup and includes nine to ten performances in a show, with numerous cross-cultural, collaborative, and transitional pieces.

Opening Event: Friday, June 5, 12:00PM
San Francisco City Hall,
1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco


Rotunda Dance Series performance by Hālau ʻo Keikialiʽi and Hālau ʻo Kuʻulei commemorating one of the first-ever mainland US performance featuring the ʽukulele, which took place at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The Rotunda Dance Series is presented with Dancers’ Group, in partnership with San Francisco Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

We are unable to provide chairs, if you require a chair, please bring your own portable chair to this event.

Later Event: June 5
Ondine at Sutro