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. In addition to the Folklorico Competition, live entertainment, circus performers and crafts are part of the two-day event.
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.
Saturday, May 5: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Dance competition: 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m)
Sunday, May 6:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(Dance competition: 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m)
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.
Dozens of dancers in vibrant traditional performing traditional ballet Folklorico dance. Families and kids watching the competition, captivating circus performers and doing craft projects.