Papel picado decorations for Carnaval

Couples, families and volunteers filled Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets Saturday morning for this year’s Carnaval, which returned in full scale after two years of a smaller, three-block fair.

The annual festival began at 10:30 a.m. with clothing vendors, Covid-19 vaccine stations and a cannabis garden.

There was also asado, lowrider bikes and dancing on every block. The party continues tomorrow and the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Mission and 24th streets.

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  1. It was very entertaining, just wish they skipped throwing glitter, which is inevitably going to get into our waterways. Similar problem with the beads, which get manufactured year after year.

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