Carnaval San Francisco
Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24, 10:00AM-6:00PM
along Harrison Street between 16th Street and 24th Street,
Carnaval San Francisco is a beloved two-day event featuring a Grand Parade and two-day Festival, celebrating music and cultural elements from Latin American and Caribbean traditions. Now in its third decade of celebration, Carnaval San Francisco has been an event for many cultures to come together in one spirit to share their creative expression.
Come celebrate with us at the 37th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a Free two-day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend, May 23 and 24, 10:00AM-6:00PM, where we will showcase the very best Latin American and Caribbean cultural arts and traditions. Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi-cultural celebration on the West Coast. This year, Carnaval San Francisco is happening due to the 500 volunteers coming together to preserve this San Francisco tradition.
This year's theme of the 37th Annual Carnaval is Agua Sagrada: Sacred Water. It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element of life.
On Sunday, May 24, the Grand Parade starts at 9:30AM at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed West to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads North on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn East and flow into the Festival area.