The Calle 24 Latino Cultural District is reviving the Fiesta de las Américas! After being missed for almost two decades, it will now be known as the Calle 24 Fiesta de las Américas, celebrating the unique Latino diaspora experience which has cemented the Latino Cultural District as the center of Latino activism, arts, commerce, and culture in San Francisco since the 1940’s.
The one-day festival will take place on September 17, 2017, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. The festival will take place on 24th Street from Mission to Hampshire Streets with through traffic allowed at South Van Ness, Folsom, & Bryant. This is a family-friendly and alcohol-free event.
We’ll have four stages and one mini-stage featuring local talent as well as a Lucha Libre wrestling ring.
Please note that we do not allow food vendors. Food will be available from our Calle 24 businesses.
Las Fiesta de Las Américas celebrates the culture, arts and music found from Patagonia to the Arctic Circle.
Traditional dance, music, food and more. “Experience Latin America”.
INCLUDING, Dedication to the restoration of the flags of the Americas.
Richard Segovia’s House of Latin Rock mural unveiling and dedication 25th and York St by Latin Rock Inc. with All Star Legends of Latin Rock.
Street Performers! Puppet Master Gerardo Perez, Stilt Walkers, Navarro’s Martial Arts Academy, Animal Balloons and more!!!
Participating merchants: Zita’s Wine Bar, L’s Caffe, El Tomate, Espiga de Oro, Basa Seafood, La Gallinita, Temos Cafe, Pizza Shop, E l Taco Loco, Taqueria Guadalajara, La Reyna Panderia, D’Maize, La Victoria Panderia, Dagwood and Scoop, Punjab Restaurant and La Palma! Y Luz De Luna,
Friida’s Closet 2 and American Indian
Participating arts organization and business: MCCLA, DANCE MISSION, ALLEY CAT, ADOBE BOOKSTORE, ACCION LATINA, PRECITA EYES MURALS, CINEMAS AND CUICACALLI
Did we mention Mexican wrestling, Lucha Libre! and more to come……
Photo: Valverde Dance was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to the practice of traditional indigenous and mestizo dances from the Andes Mountains of South America including countries like Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. With Director Luis Valverde.