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Mariachi Festival

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Mariachi Festival


Fairmount Park

Start Date/Time

9/23/2017 9:00 AM

End Date/Time

9/23/2017 8:30 PM

Type of Event

Special Events




This colorful festival celebrating Hispanic culture and genre of Mariachi music is returning to Riverside at Fairmount Park. The event features fabulous music, mariachi and ballet folklórico acts from all over Southern California. Enjoy delicious cultural foods, shop among the many vendors and view the community art displays. For information about how to become involved in the 2017 Mariachi Festival, please call 951.826.5303. 

Ballet Folklórico Dance Contest:
*$40 entry fee per division
*Registration deadline August 25 at 5 p.m. 

The competition will take place Saturday, September 23. Three age divisions will have the opportunity to compete against other Folklórico groups. Groups also have an opportunity to showcase their talent with 15 minutes of fame during the Mariachi Festival. Showcase time slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Only groups participating in the Ballet Folklórico Competition may showcase at the 2017 Mariachi Festival.

Galería de Artes and Art Contest: 
*$15 entry fee per at piece/$18 per entry if selling art work 
*Registration deadline September 8 at 5 p.m. | *Galeria de Artes * Saturday, September 23 
*Must have Mariachi Festival tickets to view exhibitions 

Calling all artist! Showcase your artwork at the 2017 Mariachi Festival. Artist of all ages are being recruited to compete in one of the following categories: drawing, photography and painting. The Mariachi Art Contest is open to all artist from middle school level and up. Artwork must communicate and interpret the artist's vision of the many facets of the rich Hispanic culture. Judging will take place prior to the Galería de Artes and artwork will be showcased during the Galería de Artes and the Mariachi Festival. Artist "meet and great" will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Marketing Coordinator, Gina Bonilla  at 951.826.2015 or

Cost: Varies

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