The Carnaval Spring Festival 2012, which is presented by the Afro-Brazilian drum and dance ensemble, Batucaxé, the Children’s Museum Tucson and 2nd Saturdays Downtown, is on Saturday, April 14, 2012, in downtown Tucson, Arizona!
This event is FREE and fun for the entire community. Wear your Carnaval costume, beads, glitter, feathers and dress in PURPLE, then join us in the afternoon and again in the evening for the best Carnaval-style parades in Tucson!
Children’s Museum Tucson Spring Arts Block Party, 600 S. 6th Avenue
The museum opens at 10:00am, and admission is FREE on April 14! From 10:00am – 2:00pm, enjoy activities including mask-making, workshops, mini-train rides, puppets, tile painting, and live performances!
10:30am Club Cub Samba
11:00am Percussion Workshop
11:30am Dance Workshop
12:30pm University of Arizona Pep Band
1:00pm Carnaval-style parade
2nd Saturdays Downtown, Scott Avenue Stage at Broadway Boulevard
5:00pm 7 Pipers parade from the Fox Theatre to Scott Stage
5:30pm Carnaval-style parade lead by Batucaxé starting at the Rialto Theatre
6:00pm Capoeira Brasil
7:45pm Flam Chen and Tucson Circus Arts with Batucaxé
8:00pm Poi-Zen Fire Troupe
8:15pm Key Ingredients of African Soul (Afro-Beat/Reggae)
9:15pm Poi-Zen Fire Troupe
9:30pm Latin Funk Project (Latin/Rock)