The 2018 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 40th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend.
On May 26th and 27th, the Mission District will transform into an enormous celebration pulsating with dancing, drumming, live music, brilliant costumes and delicious food. Traditions from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Haiti, and West Africa will be presented. The annual event attracts more than 400,000 people who come to enjoy the revelry and soak up the pageantry of color and culture.
40th Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade
May 26-27, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: May 27, 2018 | 9:30 am
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted
On Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets, experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for the entire family to enjoy. Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multi–cultural celebration on the West Coast.
On Sunday, May 28th, the Grand Parade starts at 9:30 am 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.
2018 Festival & Parade Lineup