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Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival Features Headliner Talent

| April 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The entire event, including the folklorico competition and the concert is free for the public to attend.

The Fiesta de Reyes Cinco De Mayo Folklorico Festival is set to celebrate 10 years of entertainment, culture and family-friendly fun in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park this coming Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

As they have every year for a decade, dancers from throughout Southern California and Baja will meet and compete during the festival on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Along with circus performers, crafts and other entertainers throughout the state park, the festival will feature a two-day folklórico competition that will light up an immense.

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. Local dance instructor, Luis Oceguera, is producing the event on behalf of Fiesta de Reyes.

Additionally, the early evening of Sunday, May 5, Pablo Montero will take the stage for a free concert. The free concert will take place on the Fiesta de Reyes main stage in the park plaza. A large crowd is expected and attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The Old Town MTS Transit station is just steps from the state park.

The entire event including the folklorico competition and the concert is free for the public to attend and will take place in the central plaza of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The folklorico competition runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5. Live bands will take the stage in the afternoon and entertain Cinco de Mayo revelers until the main concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition, the state park will showcase children’s activities on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., including historic games, crafts, displays and demonstrations.

For adults, a beer garden sponsored by Dos Equis is planned to run Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7:30 p.m.

The Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival and the Folklorico Competition are sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes, Univision, Dos Equis, Tequila Herradura and Frida Kahlo Tequila, as well as the businesses and museums in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

For additional information on Cinco de Mayo in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park or the Fiesta de Reyes Folklorico Competition, call (619) 297-3100 or visit http://www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/folklorico/.

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