Ninth Annual Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Hosts Competition

Highly talented, adult folklorico dancers will perform during the festival.

Dancers from throughout Southern California and Baja California will meet and compete during
the ninth-annual Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklórico Festival in Old Town San Diego
State Historic Park, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May
6. In addition to the Folklorico Competition, live entertainment, circus performers and crafts are
part of the two-day event. The Dance competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
Saturday, May 5, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 6. The event will take place in the
center of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, near the intersection of Wallace and
Calhoun streets.

The Fiesta de Reyes Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Festival is family friendly, entertainment-focused
alternative to the typical street-fair style Cinco de Mayo celebrations around San Diego.
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.

Thousands of San Diegans of all ages are expected to gather in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for this two-day event. Renowned folklorico dance judges from Mexico include Humberto Olivera Caballero, Jorge Luis Miramontes and Cecilio Cordero Loaiza. In addition, Grammy winner, Lupillo Rivera will be performing a free concert with his father, Don Pedro Rivera, in the state park on Saturday evening.

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