The 44th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. The theme for the 2014 celebration is "La Tierra Es De Quien La Trabaja: The Land Belongs To Those Who Work It"
This year's poster was designed by Roberto Pozos. We want to thank all the other artists who submitted sketches, including Brenda Cruz, Armando Nunez and Carmelo Esquer, for taking the time to share your talent and beautiful art!. We truly appreciate all submissions and hope you will do so again in the future! There will be many more Chicano Park Days!
Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. This year's Chicano Park Day anniversary celebration is dedicated to Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Murals being added to the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. The event will also include a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors, ballet folklorico groups, numerous bands and speakers representing the Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Car Club, Via International, and the Chicano Park Steering Committee. In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, children's art workshop led by muralist Victor Ochoa and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.
No dogs, other than service dogs, are allowed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Bus route #11 or take the blue line trolley to the Barrio Logan station or the orange line to 25th and Commercial. For alternate routes, check out www.sdmts.com/Tripplanner.asp