Join the fun and celebrate the 40th Annual CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO showcasing music, dance and artistry from all of the Latin America & the Caribbean culture taking place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 & 27, 2018 . With 400,000+ attendees, the Carnaval San Francisco outdoor cultural festival and Grand Parade is the largest multicultural celebration on the West Coast.
San Francisco’s Mission District will be bursting with music, dance and exotic food from the many countries that celebrate Carnaval traditions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
FREE 2-Day Festival:
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Come to the 2-day Festival and experience global cuisine, international music, dance, arts & crafts, and other fun activities and entertainment on every street corner for everyone to enjoy.
Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m.
The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m. with a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and performers who engage and entertain the crowds. Brazilian-style escola samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.
Don’t want to stand up and watch the parade? Purchase Grandstand seating tickets at: www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/parade