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2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Valencia St. (21st to 24th) | Valencia St. and 24th St., San Francisco, CA

2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.

2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party on Valencia Street with live music, cultural performances, and more.

12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm
Valencia between 21st and 24th, Mission Dist., SF

The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance, and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on retaining cultural traditions in its community.

2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.2016 Entertainment
Main stage on the corner of Valencia & 24th Street

  • Zumbathon
  • Alvarado Ballet Folklorico Union City
  • Welcome: MNC ED, Sam Ruiz and Dr. Andres Roemer Slomianski, Consul General of Mexico
  • Ms. Berta Olivia y El Mariachi Mexicanisimo
  • Aracely Zamora
  • Mission District Young Musicians
  • Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco
  • Main Stage Headliner: Conjunto Picante

Additionally, on the corner of Valencia and 21st Street a Community Entertainment Corner will showcase local talented performers. Attendees can expect to hear Mariachi, Salsa, Latin Hip Hop, and the melodic voices of Coro Solera, wafting through Valencia St.

The Kid’s Zone will include a large variety of activities for children including balloon fun, art activities, a musical petting zoo, special guests, magic tricks and lots of laughs with Pipi the Clown.

Over 65 vendors are expected to participate providing their delicious, diverse foods, showcasing their arts and crafts and empowering the multi-cultural community through greater awareness of their products and services.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Cinco de Mayo, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Live Music, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: Valencia St. and 24th St., San Francisco, CA

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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