San Francisco’s Carnaval Parade and Festival will saturate the city’s Mission District over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 25, 2014). 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 La Rumba de la Copa Mundial – Celebration of the World Cup. 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 admission is free.
- 36th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival — May 24 – 25, 2014, 10am-6 pm. Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets. FREE.
- Carnaval Grand Parade: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 9:30am. Starts at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, travels west to Mission Streets, proceeds north on Mission to 17th Street, then goes East to the Festival area. FREE.