Admission to all parade activities including the Ferrari sports car display in Washington Square Park and a variety of hands-on activities for children and families – is FREE!

The Route

The Parade action begins at 12:30 pm at the foot of Jefferson and Stockton Streets in Fisherman’s Wharf, proceeds south through North Beach on Columbus Avenue, and ends in Washington Square in front of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Parade viewing is available throughout the entire route.


Public Transit Information

San Francisco’s Italian Heritage Parade organizers strongly encourage the use of public transportation.  For comprehensive planning, maps, and tools, please visit: http://www.511.org/

SF MUNI offers convenient bus service connections from all BART stations and throughout the City, and the Powell-Mason/Hyde Cable Car line from Powell Street to Fisherman’s Wharf drops you off just a few blocks away from the Parade action.  To check MUNI and Cable Car schedules, please visit: http://www.sfmta.com/

For BART service from the East Bay to San Francisco, please visit: http://www.bart.gov/

Coming from Marin? Golden Gate Transit offers convenient weekend ferry service from both Larkspur and Sausalito.  For a trip planner, please visit: http://goldengate.org/


Parking Information

Finding parking can be difficult in San Francisco, there are several parking garages in the North Beach and Chinatown area. You can also try using a service like Spot Hero to reserve a parking spot.

Check Spot Hero

For more information, please e-mail parade@sfitalianheritage.org