Home » Event Series

2024 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 25-26)

Carnaval San Francisco is back for 2024 with their 46th annual celebration.

The free, two–day Festival covers 17 blocks in the Mission District, with five main stages, 50 local performing artists, and 400 vendors. The festival includes international food, dancing, sampling sites and entertainment for families, couples and friends of all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. In the 46–year history of our Festival, we have welcomed luminaries like Celia Cruz, Santana, the Neville Brothers, Tito Puentes, Luis Enrique, Poncho Sanchez, Los Lonely Boys, Oscar D’León, La India, and Los Tigres del Norte. The two-day celebration is a cultural explosion with free admission for the community. With an attendance rate of over 400,000 people every year, Carnaval San Francisco is the largest multicultural celebration in California.

The Grand Parade boasts a 60-contingent lineup, with over 3,000 artists representing the cultural heritages of Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, and more to participate, televised by CBS. The Grand Parade covers 20 blocks in San Francisco’s historic Latino Cultural District in the Mission.

46th Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade
– Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 25-26, 2024 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: Sunday, May 26, 2024 | 9:30 am to 2:30pm – starts at 24th & Bryant
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets
FREE, but donations accepted

Exact start times and locations are subject to change. Check carnavalsanfrancisco.org for full schedules closer to the event date.

Free / Learn More