Indulge in an evening of Mardi Gras revelry to support Grace Cathedral.

Carnivale Gala Dinner (SOLD OUT) + The Late Night Revelry


Join us for San Francisco’s Mardi Gras party of the year! While the gala dinner is sold out, it’s not too late to get tickets for our glittering new after party – The Late Night Revelry – and to join us online for the benefit auction. Excitement for the auction is building and will be live next Tuesday, February 18 at 10 a.m.

Now in its tenth year, Carnivale returns to benefit Grace Cathedral’s inclusive mission on February 25, 2020 with a Gala Dinner and The Late Night Revelry. This elegant New Orleans garden party begins with a cocktail reception and dinner by McCalls Catering & Events, with entertainment by North Beach Brass Band and Jazz Mafia. Together with San Francisco’s dreamers and doers, Carnivale is a way to give back, be seen and be connected through values of bold social change and a celebration of the human spirit. We’re growing Carnivale to become where everyone in San Francisco celebrates Mardi Gras!


Cocktails at 6 p.m. Gala dinner at 7:30 p.m. with live and silent auctions and entertainment

The Late Night Revelry from 9:30 p.m. to midnight

Black Tie


I am unable to attend Carnivale 2020, but wish to make a contribution in support of the event.


Use these links to become a sponsor, to share invitees or to donate auction items!

I’d like to learn about Carnivale sponsorship

Please send me (or a friend) an invitation to the Mardi Gras party of the year

I’d like to donate something to the fabulous Carnivale auction

Email our Carnivale event specialist

Carnivale Chair
Lily M. Bowles Leo

Carnivale Committee
Dan Bayless
Christine Bensen
Stephanie Carpenter
Don Derheim
Peter Drake
John Gnuse
Greg Kerr
Stephen Mattoon
Tricia Weaver Moss
Heather Rice
Mike Scheu
Sean Sullivan
Susan von Herrmann
David Walker
Scott Elaine Wright-Case
Clement Xue

Thank You for Supporting Carnivale 2019

The sold-out celebration on March 5 was a great success, thanks to the event Chair, Lily M. Bowles Leo, our Bishop and Dean and our generous, inspired and inspiring community.

Watch this video to learn about all that Carnivale supports and see festive photos from last year’s gala.


Connect with Us