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June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
Free Community Festival in Sahuarita Highlights Mexican Culture, Cuisine and Art on June 5, 2021
The Celebración Sahuarita event will bring together the community through dance, art activities, traditional food, and culture
SAHUARITA, AZ—Join the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the Town of Sahuarita to present a much-anticipated all-ages opportunity to engage in art and culture as a community.
On Saturday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Celebración Sahuarita will highlight the diversity of Mexican culture, cuisine, and entertainment in the region.
The event is set to take place in the open-air grass soccer field of the Quail Creek – Veterans Municipal Park. Guests will enjoy a safe and socially distanced atmosphere throughout the evening. Attendees are invited to bring their picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy the event in the large outdoor space with their family and friends.
Celebración Sahuarita will feature live painting with local artists Victor Navarro and Eli Farias, who will display individual works for sale. Additionally, featured artisans will be onsite selling and displaying Mexican crafts and artwork for sale.
A live headlining musical performance by Rafael Moreno and Friends will keep guests dancing the night away with classic Latin sounds, performing a variety of Salsa, Bolero, Samba, Latin and American Jazz, and Ranchero standards. Guests can also enjoy mariachi and ballet Folklorico dance performances, and a live DJ to keep the experience memorable and festive.
Attendees of all ages will enjoy their time at the event, including grab-and-go art activities with onsite demonstrations. Some of the activity highlights include sugar skull salt ornament painting kits, paper flowers, and Picado flags, and Frida Kahlo flower headbands.
Participating food vendors include
· Blondie Bar (Variety of handcrafted gourmet blondie brownies. Featured event flavor: Horchata Blondie)
· Tropical Shavings (Tropical Shaved Ice. Featured event flavors include: Mango or Strawberry Shaved Ice with a Chamoy topping, Takis and Hot chips with Chamoy)
· Parritas Mexican Food (Authentic Mexican Food entrees)
· Kettlelicious (Handcrafted Kettle corn. Featured event flavor includes Spicy and Sweet Kettle Corn such as the Jalapeño Cheddar and Pepper Hot and Caramel Apple Dippers w/Tajin and Jalapeño Lemonade!)
· Quesadillas and More (Authentic Mexican Food entrees)
The Celebración Sahuarita event is the true essence of Creative Placemaking, cultivating the arts as an essential part of Sahuarita’s identity.
There is no cost to attend the event, but attendees are encouraged to make reservations in advance at no cost online at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=99bhiscab&oeidk=a07eht2ar6k9d738490
Sahuarita is located in the historic Santa Cruz Valley, surrounded by early Spanish missions, frontier outposts, and historic mines. Located just 15 miles south of Tucson, Sahuarita is south of the Tohono O’odham Nation towards the north end of Green Valley.
When: Saturday, June 5, 2021; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Quail Creek – Veterans Municipal Park, 1905 N. Old Nogales Hwy, Sahuarita, AZ 85614
Cost: Free admission, Online RSVP requested at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eht2ar6k9d738490&oseq=&c=&ch=
Phone: (520) 797-3959
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, preserving, and advancing the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place, and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and impact while working to strengthen the bonds between people, place, and purpose.
Town of Sahuarita
The Town of Sahuarita is the 6th youngest incorporated town in the State of Arizona, and celebrated its 25th birthday on September 20, 2019. Sahuarita is a regional partner with other municipalities, educational institutions, nonprofits, and business leaders in Southern Arizona, and recognizes the importance of arts and culture in creating and sustaining well-rounded communities. For more information on the public art partnership between the Town of Sahuarita and SAACA, please visit www.sahuaritaaz.gov/parks.
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