From the NEWS24-680 Events Calendar we present this Heart of the Mission District street party, a favorite with Bay Area residents in need of a splash of color, non-stop dancing, and great food.
We’d tell you our favorite places to sit, have a cerveza and watch the dancers swing by – but then they wouldn’t be a secret any more and then infinitely less fun.
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Date(s) – 02/05/2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Valencia Street, San Francisco
The San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration transforms the heart of the Mission District as San Franciscans turn out Saturday to enjoy this alcohol-free, family friendly celebration.
The annual street festival showcases the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with an array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Approximately 7,000 to 10,000 attendees are expected.
Artists including the Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco, Berta Olivia and theMariachi Mexicanisimo, Conjunto Picante, Salsa Old School and German Contreas, an 8 year old Mariachi direct from Puebla, Mexico, will perform throughout the day on the main stage on the corner of Valencia & 24th Street. Additionally, on the corner of Valencia and 21st Street a “Community Entertainment Corner” will showcase local talented performers, such as, 80 members of 4 Mission older adult choirs, the Banda Regional Corazón Del Valle, presented by the Comité Mexicano and Adelante, a Mission-based band featuring salsa, Latin Jazz, and other Latin rhythms.