Carnivale at Orleans Place Select Days July 19 - Aug 6 California’s Great America has always been at the forefront of bringing amazing new traditions to the San Francisco Bay Area! Guests can see, hear and experience how the Big Easy kicks up its heels during Carnivale at Orleans Place—a larger-than-life New Orleans festival with something for everyone. Celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Mardi Gras. Immerse yourself in the electrifying vibe of the daily Spectacle of Color parade, a fanciful fusion of extravagantly decorated floats, mesmerizing street performers and pulsing rhythms, this parade promises to enchant and delight—especially as the day slips into night and the sky radiates with a dazzling array of lights that takes on a life of its own as we celebrate the Big Easy. You have never experienced California’s Great America like this. Carnivale at Orleans Place is the must-see event!