April 12, 2002

Chicano Park Day Celebration

“Reclaiming What’s Our’s” will be the theme of the 32nd annual Chicano Park Day on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Historic Chicano Park. This family celebration is free and open to the public.

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.

Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the largest performances of Aztec indigenous dance, coordinated by Colectiva Azteca de San Diego. There will also be contemporary Latin jazz, rock en español, and poetry. In addition there will be a display of classic low rider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, and a children’s activity area. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialities throughout the Park.

Chicano Park is located off Interstate 5 (César Chávez exit), under the San Diego - Coronado Bay Bridge.

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