43rd Annual Chicano Park Day Celebration
Saturday April 20, 2013
Organized by the Chicano Park Steering Committee
The 43rd celebration of Chicano Park will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 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. This family event is always free and open to the public. The theme for the the 43rd celebration is "Chicano Park: Aztlan's Jewel & A National Chicano Treasure." This year's poster was designed by Roberto R. Pozos.
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. This year’s Chicano Park Day anniversary celebration is dedicated to Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Murals being added to the National Register of Historic Places. 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. The event will also include a blessing by Tim Red Bird and the Red Warriors, ballet folklorico groups, numerous bands and speakers representing the Brown Berets de Aztlán, Amigos Car Club, Via International, and the Chicano Park Steering Committee. In addition, there will be a display of classic lowrider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, children’s art workshop led by muralist Victor Ochoa and various informational booths. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.
PLEASE NOTE: No dogs, other than service dogs, are allowed at the event. Thank you for your cooperation.
Public transportation: Bus route #11 or take the blue line trolley to the Barrio Logan station or the orange line to 25th and Commercial. For alternate routes, check out www.sdmts.com/Tripplanner.asp