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San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
24th & Bryant | 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA



San Francisco Carnaval | 2016

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016Photo | Oliver Klink
The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world.

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016Photo | David Toshiyuki

38th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival
May 28-29, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: May 29, 2016 | 9:30 am
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted

Spanning eight blocks, this two-day annual street festival takes place on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets.

On Sunday, May 29th, the Grand Parade starts at 9:30am 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.

> 2016 Festival & Parade Lineup

Come and 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.

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016Photo | David Yu
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Grand Parade | San Francisco Carnaval | 2016

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs 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 Street down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the festival area.

Enjoy more than 50 colorful music and dance groups in colorful Carnaval costumes will dazzle the expected crowd of 400,000 spectators lining the streets.

About the Carnaval Grand Parade: 

2016 Grand Marshal: United Farm Workers Icon Dolores Huerta
Helping establish the nation’s best-known organization of farm workers and directing the first national boycott of California table grapes are just a few of civil rights leader Dolores Huerta’s many feats.

The San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade is an extraordinary, must-see event that is represented by and honors cultures from around the world. Alongside brilliant floats, lavishly dressed performers and musicians will entertain the crowd as the parade makes its way through the Mission District. A vast variety of cultures will be represented, featuring old and new traditions by way of music, dance and artistry.

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016Photo | David Yu
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016Photo | David Toshiyuki


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Cost: FREE

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Address: 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA

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