San Francisco’s 2012 Carnaval Parade and Festival will saturate the city’s Mission District over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26 – 27, 2012). This is one of the Bay Area’s most popular festivals. The theme this year is “Spanning Borders; Bridging Cultures.” The event is family friendly and features live music, a diversity of food and activities, such as salsa dance classes and competitions, kid’s activities, drumming, and more.
“Revelers are invited to lose themselves among a multitude of booths offering everything from handmade jewelry and international bites to colorful face painting. Additionally, beer gardens will be available for those who wish to indulge, as well as an exciting lineup of live entertainment to be presented on three different stages.”
WHAT: San Francisco Carnaval 2012 free admission.
WHEN: May 26 – 27, 2012, 10am-6pm (Memorial Day Weekend). Parade Sunday, May 27, kicks off at 9:30am.
WHERE: San Francisco’s Mission District.
- Carnaval Festival – Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd streets (spanning seven blocks).
- Carnaval Parade – Starts at 24th & Bryant Streets, SF.