5th Annual Brazilian Day San Diego | Sunday, September 9th

September 5, 2012

The Capoeira Institute, a non-profit organization that supports Brazilian Culture, is proud to announce that the Fifth Annual Brazilian Day San Diego will take place on Sunday September 9th from 11 am – 7 pm on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach between Everts St. and Mission Blvd.  Advertised as "the Largest Brazilian Festival on the West Coast," the Brazilian Day Festival brings the spirit of Brazil to the heart of San Diego and offers participants the best of Brazilian food, dance, music, and culture.  In addition to a food court and over 150 vendors, this year’s event features dance and musical performances from local artists, as well as popular entertainers directly from Brazil and from various cities around the U.S.

“If you want to experience being in Brazil or you simply love Brazilian culture, you can’t miss this amazing annual event,” says Paulo Batuta Lima, executive director at both Brazilian Day San Diego and Capoeira Institute Inc. “It is all about bringing the spirit of Brazil closer to those who love this country ”.

Founded in 2001 Capoeira Institute has a mission to educate the public about the Brazilian culture. The non-profit offers several activities such as capoeira demonstrations at schools, workshops in Brazilian Fine Arts, percussion classes for all ages and other community undertakings. It was only natural for Paulo Batuta Lima to produce the celebration of the Brazil’s independence here in San Diego; making it the largest Brazilian festival of the west coast with an estimated 50,000 attendees in 2011. This year’s attendance is expected to surpass 60,000.

As a free and family friendly celebration the festival always offers great activities, Brazilian food and entertainment for all ages. There are several artists, groups and DJ’s direct from Brazil and all over the U.S. performing at the “Aquarela do Brasil” and the “Latin Explosion” stages. The Brazilian Day parade will feature five amazing carnival floats entirely handmade from recycled material. Each one of them will have a cultural Brazilian theme. The parade starts at Dawes street and Garnet avenue in Pacific Beach at 3.30pm.

Those who want to get a head start at celebrating the Brazilian culture don't want to miss the Official Brasil Day Warm Up Party and Dinner at PB Bar & Grill on Saturday evening, September 8th.  Samba de Raiz will be playing at the outdoor area and Brazilian Day Band playying at Club Tremors.  In addition, DJ Potira from LA will be jamming out and there will be live performances featuring the Musa do Brazilian Day.  Cover for this event is $3 and any regular drink will be discounted to $3.

For more information, visit Brazilian Day San Diego online, and for up to the minute updates, visit Brazilian Day on Facebook and Twitter.