San Francisco’s Carnaval Parade and Festival will saturate the city’s Mission District over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 26, 2013). This is one of the Bay Area’s most popular festivals, drawing more than 400,000 people and covering eight city blocks in San Francisco.
This year’s festival theme is Carnaval Harlem Shake. The annual event, celebrating Latin American and Caribbean cultural traditions, is family friendly and features food food food, live music and fun activities, such as salsa dance classes and competitions, drumming, kid’s activities, and more.
WHAT: San Francisco Carnaval 2013 admission is free.
WHEN: May 25 – 26, 2013, 10am-6pm (Memorial Day Weekend). Parade Sunday, May 26, 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, proceeds west to Mission Street, then head north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, then turns East and flows into the Festival area.