2-Day Carnaval in Mission District Blasts Off This Weekend

San Francisco has its own Carnaval street celebration—not quite the size of New Orleans, but still a cultural/social/cuisine blast. Our Carnaval has been dancing and eating and music-playing its way through the Mission District for 40 years now, and it’s set to take off this upcoming weekend. Make plans to zip over to Harrison Street from 16th to 24th Street, between 10am and 6pm. Great music, costumes, dancing, food and cultural extravaganza stuff including appreciation of the Mission District’s glorious history.

Our SF Carnaval started in 1979 by an inspired group of artists and was first held in Precita Park, then moved to Dolores Park and now occupies the hub of Mission, spanning eight blocks between 16th and 24th.

The culminating grand parade starts of 9:30am on Sunday at 24th and Bryant Streets, snakes down to 24th and Mission Street, the heads north to 17th Street and South Van Ness.