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San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted

Harrison Street | Harrison Street and 24th Street, San Francisco, CA



San Francisco Carnaval | 2018

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 pageant 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


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, KFOG, Live Music, Memorial Weekend, Monthly Top 10 Preview - May, San Francisco, Top Annual Events
Address: Harrison Street and 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 26, 2018

8:00 am   RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays  FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
10:00 am   San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission  FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
10:00 am   Season Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am   Bay Area KidFest | Concord  $6*
*Admission is $6 with donation of canned food to Food Bank; $7 without donation. Babies under 24 months and seniors 65+ are FREE.
All Day   Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center  FREE
All Day   TreasureFest  $5
10:00 am   Win Tix: TreasureFest 7th Birthday Bash: VIP Package | May 26-27  WIN*
*Win a 4 pack entry + 4 drinks at the bar + $60 shopping credits good at most vendors.
11:00 am   2018 Burger & Brew Fest | Fremont  FREE*
*This event is free and open to the public; Purchase a la carte, or buy a tasting package
11:00 am   Win Tix: 4th Annual Fremont “Burger & Brew” Fest | East Bay  WIN
11:00 am   “Ritch St. Block Party” Street Festival & Summer Jam | SF  FREE*
*RSVP on Eventbrite to enter raffle
11:00 am   Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF  FREE*
*Please check with your local store for the time of the event. Valid at Peet’s retail locations only. Excludes Capital One, airport, supermarket, BART and other licensed locations. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only on specific coffees, teas, and merchandise featured in the tasting event. No cash value and no rain checks. Valid Saturday from 11:00AM–12:00pm only.
1:00 pm   “Live in the Castro” Free Outdoor Concert: Alpha Rhythm Kings | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   Tom Rigney & Flambeau: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF  FREE
7:30 pm   Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm   “Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF  FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pm   Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
9:00 pm   Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s Uptown Cabaret | The Uptown Nightclub  WIN
10:00 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10
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