24th Street and Mission Street
San Francisco, California

Starts at 24th & Harrison to Mission then Mission & 24th to Mission & 17th

Carnaval’s Grand Parade is a unique multi-cultural event that celebrates the traditions of many countries and cultures around the world. The floats are spectacular, the music and costumes lavish and varied. Beautifully designed floats depict rich multi-cultural themes, and often feature performers that excite and entertain the crowds.

Brazilian-style “escola” samba contingents with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean artist perform the music and dance of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas. Other Parade artists include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African dancers and drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Chinese Lion Dancers, giant puppets and folkloric artists representing Guatemala,

Official Website: http://www.carnavalsf.com/

Added by sagemane on March 28, 2009





I don't know what "willwjl" means by "brrrr" but it certainly was not a cold day one year ago. Overcast, not cold. Clearly not from San Francisco! In 2010, the parade was better, lots to see and do. Was fun! And warm!