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Senderos Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza Festival

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend the day in Oaxaca! Senderos invites you to the 14th Annual Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza on Sunday, May 19 from 9AM-5Pm in San Lorenzo Park near downtown Santa Cruz – an authentic food, music, dance, crafts cultural festival like those held annually in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Over 15 vendors will be selling delicious Oaxacan food and beverages – mole, tlayudas, tejate and more and artesenias will be selling colorful crafts and clothing from Oaxaca. The marketplace opens at 9AM.

The formal program begins with the convite/procession at 11AM. Folkloric dancing representing the eight regions of Oaxaca will be presented by Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile, accompanied by Senderos Ensamble Musical and visiting student musicians from CIS No 8 (Centro de Integración Social), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional banda de viento (wind band) music.

Bring a blanket, lawn chairs to enjoy this colorful, joyous festival.

$10 general admission at the entrance, free for children 5 and under.

This event is the major fundraiser for Senderos, a volunteer-based nonprofit in Santa Cruz providing free after-school dance and music classes, tutoring and scholarships for Latinx youth.

Guelaguetza is a Zapotec word meaning “a commitment to sharing and cooperation.”

Major sponsors include Arts Council Santa Cruz County, City of Santa Cruz, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, Kaiser Permanente, , Ocean Honda, Ow Family Properties, Santa Cruz City Schools, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, and many other businesses.

For more information: SCSenderos.org * (831) 854-7740 * info@scsenderos.org


May 19
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Lorenzo Park, CA
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