The 2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival
The San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration which is produced by Mission Neighborhood Centers will take place in the Mission District on Valencia Street on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This 14th annual Cinco de Mayo, a family friendly celebration, is being planned 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.
Talented artists will perform throughout the day featuring traditional Mexican songs as well as salsa, Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, Pop, and other Latin rhythms.
Last year, over 65 vendors participated in providing their delicious, diverse foods, showcasing their arts and crafts and empowering the multi-cultural community through greater awareness of their products and services. The festival is attended by an average of 6,000 people yearly.
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.