Commemorate & Celebrate the Life and Work of Labor & Civil Rights Leader

12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival San Francisco

Celebrating 50 Years of the Farm worker Movement

Sat Apr 21, 2012
Dolores Park
10am parade assembles, 11am parade begins, 12pm -6pm Festival
Children's Event, Cultural Festival, Family


Saturday, April 21, 11 AM PARADE
10 AM Assemble at 19th Street between Dolores & Guerrero
(10AM Registration/Info)
Route: Assemble @ 19th St between Dolores & Guerrero (10am)
11AM Parade begins @ 19th & Guerrero, proceeding to 24th St. Street Fair
between Treat and Bryant St.

12th Annual SF Cesar E. Chavez Holiday FESTIVAL 2012, 12pm-6pm
24th St Fair between Treat and Bryant Sts.: Entertainment 24th & Bryant St and 24th & Harrison St.; Children's Arts & Crafts area (24th between Treat & Harrison); Classic Car Show (24th & Harrison); food and merchandise by local vendors along 24th St.

Entertainment @ Bryant St Stage: headliner Salvador Santana, Blanca, Sistema Bomb-Electro Jarocho, Bang Data, Liliana Herrera y Los Chilaquiles, Cuatro con Tres: Music Tribute to 50 years of La Causa

Entertainment @ Harrison St Stage: Banda Los de Pueblo, Cuicacalli Youth Ballet Folklorico, Music National Service, Coro Hispano

San Francisco’ s Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival is a significant community event in the City’s Mission neighborhood that celebrates the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, an iconic American civic leader. Cesar E. Chavez advocated for the human rights of agricultural farm workers in California and throughout the United States, and co-founded the National Farm Workers Association now the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), the nation’s largest and robust farm workers’ labor union now celebrating 50 years.

Annually, thousands of Bay Area residents, families, schools, students, community organizations, labor unions, and community leaders join in to celebrate Cesar’s legacy. This is the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California.

The Parade will begin to assemble at 10 AM from Dolores Park on 19th Street to Guerrero. The parade will begin at 11 AM proceeding to 24th Street and will be joined by Los Vaqueros (dancing horses), Banda Los de Pueblo and Charros and Los Costenos de Brentwood.

The parade will end at the 24th Street Fair between Treat and Bryant with merchant/activity booths and live music. Banda Los de Pueblo will kick off the festival at the Harrison Street Stage along with the Aztec dance/ceremony by Danza Azteca Xitlalli at the Bryant St. Stage. The 2012 festival highlights include two entertainment stages (Bryant St & Harrison St), a classic car show; an educational achievement award ceremony recognizing Latino Honor Roll students in San Francisco’s public schools; Cesar Chavez children’s art contest winners; arts & crafts, community service, information booths and children’s activities. Merchants will have sidewalk sales and food will be provided by local restaurants.

The 12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival is proudly presented by the Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Committee in collaboration with the Lower 24th Street Merchants and Neighbors Association, Lower 24th Street Merchants & Neighbors Assoc., SFMTA, BART, Carpenters Local 22, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Latin American Teachers Assoc. (LATA) and media sponsors KPFA 94.1FM, Univision, El Tecolote and SF Bay Guardian.

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  1. Dolores Park
    Dolores at 19th Street, San Francisco, CA