The 45th annual Chicano Park Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego, under the San Diego-Coronado bridge. The theme will be “El Movimiento Continues: 45 years of Protesta, Cultura, y 40 years of Danza Azteca.”
Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. Chicano Park has been listed on the California Register of Historical Resources since 1997 and on the National Register of Historic Place on January 2013.
Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, coordinated by Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca. In addition, there will be other dance groups including ballet folklorico troupes, live bands, and speakers. In addition, the celebration will include a display of classic lowrider cars organized by the Amigos Car Club, kids (all ages) art workshop led by Victor Ochoa and his volunteers, and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will sell their specialties throughout Chicano Park. The family event is always free and open to the public.