The 2016 Cinco de Mayo Festival


Mission Neighborhood Centers’ twelfth annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo, an alcohol-free, family friendly celebration will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 on one of the Mission’s new trendy, main thoroughfares, occupying Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets. The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance, and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on retaining cultural traditions in its community.


The Kid’s Zone will include a large variety of activities for children including balloon fun, art activities, a musical petting zoo, special guests, magic tricks and lots of laughs with Pipi the Clown.

Talented artists 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. Attendees can expect to hear Mariachi, Salsa, Latin Hip Hop, and the melodic voices of Coro Solera, wafting through Valencia St.

Over 65 vendors are expected to participate providing their delicious, diverse foods, showcasing their arts and crafts and empowering the multi-cultural community through greater awareness of their products and services. Vendors and sponsors include, Preschool for All, San Francisco Barbeque, and Sutter Health-CPMC.

The festive, life enriching family event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is within walking distance from the 24th Street BART station and easily accessible via MUNI.