Get ready for 2011's CARNAVAL!

West Coast’s Largest Annual Multi-Cultural Celebration takes over the Mission District with a Festival and Grand Parade over Memorial Day Weekend.
One of the city's most spectacular traditions, San Francisco Carnaval showcases the very best of Latin American, Caribbean, African and fusion cultures and traditions with a diverse array of food, music, dance and artistry, including works created by the talented community of Mission District residents and Bay Area artists.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, the San Francisco Carnaval Festival will offer food, music, dance, art, crafts and other fun activities and events on several stages for the entire family to enjoy. Spanning seven blocks, the San Francisco Carnaval Festival will take place on Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd streets (10 am-6 pm). Some highlights include: Niñolandia (children area); Zona Verde (eco Green Zone), and the popular Health Pavilion. Three main stages will feature live music.


On Sunday, May 29th, the San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 a.m. 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. A total of 70 contingents in vivid Carnaval costumes will dazzle the crowd of 400,000 spectators lining the streets.