The west coast city of San Francisco will be hopping on May 28th and 29th as the colorful and fun Carnaval San Francisco takes over the Mission District. The annual festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend when the Mission District is transformed into a celebration of life.


It’s known as the biggest multi-cultural event in San Francisco and climaxes with the Grand Carnaval Parade.

The festival celebrates cultures from all over the world with its dancing and music from nations such as Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Puerto Rico. You’ll also be entertained by traditional African and Japanese drummers, Mexican Aztec performers, and a host of Polynesian dancers.

There are giant puppets on hand to join in the fun and local artists from the Bay area and the Mission District will showcase their artistic works.

The Grand Carnaval Parade takes place on the Sunday morning and it’s one of the most colorful and entertaining in America. The parade features dancers, fantastic costumes, amazing floats, stilt walkers, roller skaters, drummers, and thousands of other people who are out for a good time.

Music is also a highlight of the event and you’ll hear the newest and most popular hip-hop reggae, salsa, soca, and samba tunes while everybody joins in the wild street parties. The festival takes place between 16th and 24th Streets on Harrison Street, which means it stretches for eight blocks.

There are many exciting events for the whole family, including numerous activities for children. The musical entertainers perform on three separate stages during the two-day event.

You’ll also be able to try out some ethnic delicacies from many different cultures and there is plenty of excellent food to sample. Carnaval San Francisco is a wonderful way to celebrate one of America’s most popular holiday weekends.


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