Old Town San Diego State Historic Park - Main Stage
Saturday: Competition from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Live Music On Stage Until 9 p.m.
Sunday: Competition from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Live Music On Stage Until 6 p.m.
Dancers from throughout Southern California and some from as far away as Sacramento will meet and compete during the seventh-annual Fiesta de Reyes Folklórico Competition in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The two-day event will light up the main stage during the Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 7 and 8.
What is it?
Folklórico is a traditional Latin American dance that emphasizes local folk culture with ballet characteristics. Children, teen-agers and adults will compete in three categories for the competition title and cash prizes. Renowned judges from Mexico include Humberto Caballero, Jorge Luis Miramontes Plantillas and Cecilio Cordero. Dance instructor Luis Oceguera is producing the event on behalf of Fiesta de Reyes.
What You Need to Know:
The competition is free for the public to attend and will take place in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Children and adult performances alternate throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Live bands will take the stage in the afternoon until 9 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, the state park will showcase children’s activities all weekend, including games, rides, crafts and much more as it takes place in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo.
More Reasons to Come:
Celebrating 33 years of fiery fun, Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the entire historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This free family-friendly festival will take place on Friday, May 6, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors will be able to experience Old Town like no other day of the year with three outdoor stages with live entertainment, more than 40 vibrant bands, traditional mariachi performances, interactive children’s activities, a lively beer garden and a Low Rider Lane. More than 15 restaurants will provide the flavors of the celebration with food and beverages for purchase.
Need more information?
For more on Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo call (619) 291-4903 or visit www.oldtowncincodemayo.com
For more information on the Fiesta de Reyes Folklórico Competition call (619) 297-3100.