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53rd Chicano Park Day
From the organizers:
The 53th Chicano Park Day commemoration will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m.--5 p.m. This family event is free and open to the public. The theme for the 53rd Chicano Park Day commemoration is "Chicano Park Day 53: Kindling the New Fire". This year's poster artwork was created by CPSC Secretary, Jessica Petrikowski. There were so many fantastic sketches. Thank you to all who submitted sketches for consideration!
Visitors to Chicano Park Day will enjoy music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec indigenous dance. The event will include performances and speakers on three stages. Performers for this year include La Rondalla Amerindia de Aztlán, Aztlán Underground, Ballet Folklórico Xochipilli, Bill Caballero & friends, Carnalismo, Sleepwalkers, DJ Moniloca, DJ Bucky, DJ Yoli La Vaga, DJ Chata, DJ Shorty 45, Ruby Clouds, DJ Betty Bangs, Chicano Duke, Quetzalcoatl Band, Indigenous Cats, Kosmik Force, Cuban MeMee, Grupo Folklórico Herencia Mexicana, La Diabla, Tall Can, Poison Control, Chicano de Oro, Davianna, Cumbia Machin, Celina ‘Yaya’ Heredia, Grupo Folklórico Herencia Mexicana Youth, and Jah Ollin as well as DJs Moniloca, Bucky, Yoli La Vaga, Chata, Shorty 45, and Betty Bangs. There will also be a display of 400 classic lowrider cars, kids art workshops, food booths, arts and crafts vendors, and information booths.
Every year the community of Logan Heights, the greater community of San Diego and gente throughout the Southwest and across the U.S., gather to commemorate the takeover of Chicano Park on the Saturday closest to April 22nd. Chicano Park has been listed on the Historical Landmarks Registry, (San Diego Historical Resources Board) since 1980, California Register of Historical Resources since 1997, officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 23, 2013, and designated a National Historic Landmark on December 23, 2016.
**NO ALCOHOL AND NO PETS are allowed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.**
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