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