The 46th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. The theme will be "Empowering Our Youth, Ensuring Our Traditions Live On."
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. Chicano Park has been listed on the California Register of Historical Resources since 1997 and on the National Register of Historic Place on January 2013.
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 include performances by Ballet Folklórico Libertad, Ballet Folklórico Yaqui, Mujeres en Resistencia, FAMA: Folklórico & Mariachi Association, USD, Mariachi Imperial de San Diego, La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlan, Steeltoe, Pleazure Band, Grupo Tierra Chicano, 2MX2, Goma Sound, Generations Blvd Band, Chocolate Revolution, Almas Fronterizas, and Maiz. There will also be speakers representing the Chicano Park Steering Committee, Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Car Club, and Via International.
No alcohol, and no pets, 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
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