the annual parade in the mission For longer than I've lived in San Francisco the Carnaval parade has taken place in the Mission, just around the corner from my house. This year I decided to venture out into the party and see what the scene is like. It was pretty hot this year - not unseasonable for a late May day, but this year was especially hot. I spent a few hours wandering around, taking photos and enjoying the music. Despite what may look like some racy outfits, it really is a family affair, with plenty of kids participating in the parade and dancing along from the sidelines.