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2023 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 27-28)

Carnaval San Francisco is back for 2023 with their 45th 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.

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.

45th Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade
– Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28, 2023 | 10 am to 6 pm
– Grand Parade: Sunday, May 28, 2023 | 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.


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