The 47th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00am to 5:00pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Logan Heights community, south of downtown San Diego under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. This family event is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2017 celebration is "Ramón Chunky Sánchez: El Corazón Del Pueblo". This year's poster was designed by Roberto R. Pozos. Gracias to all who submitted poster sketches. They were all fantastic!
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 Nanahuatzin, Ballet Folklórico Yaqui, Ballet Folklórico CalifAztlan, Grupo Folklórico Pasión a México, Mujeres en Resistencia, Los Chinelos de Morelos, La Rondalla Amerindia, Mariachi Familiar, Village of K.O.R.E., Ruby Clouds, Posse Café, Santana para Ti, Los Fabulocos, and Ricardo Sanchez & friends and speakers repre-senting the Chicano Park Steering Committee, Brown Berets de Aztlan, Amigos Car Club, and Via International.
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, on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 and designated a National Historic Landmark in January 2017.
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