Carnaval San Francisco is a vibrant multi-cultural festival that combines the best of Latin American and Caribbean cultures with an array of food, music, drumming, dancing, soccer, live music, and artistry from around the world, spanning seven blocks in San Francisco's Mission District.
The Carnaval Grand Parade has in past years included Brazilian-style "escola" samba contingents dancing in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African dancers and drummers, Polynesian dancers, and other performances from the traditions of many countries and cultures. Check the San Francisco Carnaval website for updates about this year's themes and floats, as well parade information.
Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets. The parade runs from 24th and Bryant streets, west to Mission Street, then up Mission Street to 17th Street.
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