May marks the start of San Francisco’s street festival season and we don’t want you to miss all the fun! Here you’ll find all the cool things going on in town starting with the best of this month’s events.
5 DE MAYO, The day of Mexican and Latin American Culture
With its first race held in 1912, the annual Bay to Breakers in San Francisco is one of the largest and oldest footraces in the world. The race, about 7,5 miles or 12 kilometers long, starts a few blocks away from the Embarcadero (next to the bay), and runs west through the city to finish at the Great Highway (next to the Pacific Ocean, where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach). Every third Sunday of May, thousands of people come out to see or be part of this diverse mix of world-class athletes and fun-loving participants wearing costumes who flood the streets of San Francisco. Everything from outrageous costumes to people in birthday suits can be seen this day, earning Bay to Breakers a reputation as the Mardi Gras of the West. This year, May 19th will be the day it all happens.