Carnaval Grand Parade at Mission District, San Francisco, CA, USA – Pictures

Carnaval Grand Parade at Mission District, San Francisco, CA, USA - Pictures

Carnaval Grand Parade at Mission District, San Francisco, CA, USA – Pictures

Sunday, May 29 at 9:30 am. 24th and Bryant, San Francisco, CA – Mission District.

The San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is – Viva La Madre Tierra, which is Spanish for Mother Earth, celebrates Mother Earths prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world.

Spanning eight blocks, this two-day annual street festival takes place on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets.

On Sunday, the Grand Parade starts at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the festival area.

Enjoy more than 50 colorful music and dance groups in colorful Carnaval costumes will dazzle the expected crowd of 400,000 spectators lining the streets.

Grand Marshal: United Farm Workers Icon Dolores Huerta
Helping establish the nations best-known organization of farm workers and directing the first national boycott of California table grapes are just a few of civil rights leader Dolores Huertas many feats.

The Parade is an extraordinary, must-see event that is represented by and honors cultures from around the world. Alongside brilliant floats, lavishly dressed performers and musicians will entertain the crowd as the parade makes its way through the Mission District. A vast variety of cultures will be represented, featuring old and new traditions by way of music, dance and artistry.

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