San Diego Brazilian Day on September 10th, mixes South American sizzle with California cool for a day of fantastic fun. San Diego is sometimes called "the Rio de Janeiro of North America" and this is the largest Brazilian event on the West Coast. The festival fills Belmont Park with a carnaval parade, 2 stages with Brazilian music, and a street fair with vendors, a food court, and kids zone.
Admission is free, and you can enjoy a full day of Brazilian rhythms and flavors at the event from 11am to 7pm. There's plenty of time to experience all the styles of Brazilian dance, including samba, capoeira, and frevo. Watch the shows, explore the arts and crafts, and relax in the beer garden or under umbrella tables near the food vendors. You can watch the sun go down over the ocean after the festival ends.
If you don't want to spend a full day at the festival, there's plenty more to do on Mission Beach where the event takes place. There's the sandy beach and ocean, of course, and you can stroll the boardwalk, which stretches nearly 2 miles along the water. Stop in at the Belmont Park amusement park for rides and games.
You can also easily head back to The Dana on Mission Bay, which is just a three minute drive away from the festival site. You can even choose to walk as it is only a quarter of a mile from the event. Spend the afternoon by our pool or head out onto the bay for water sports; we have equipment rentals on site. Relax as sparks fly at the fire pit at Firefly Eatery, as you enjoy drinks and the memory of the day. Click here to make your reservation.