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National City Mariachi Festival
Mariachi Festival @ Chula Vista
National City Mariachi Festival Bailet Folklorico
Mariachi Festival @ Bayside Park, Chula Vista

The National City Chamber of Commerce and The Unified Port of San Diego are hosting the 8th Annual Mariachi Festival & Competition. The event will highlight Mariachi Groups from all over the United States and Mexico. Student groups will compete for the opportunity to win cash prizes: First Place $1,000, Second Place $500, and Third Place $250, in both the High School and Middle School divisions. The Festival & Competition will take place at Bayside Park, Chula Vista from 11AM-7PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020. 


In addition to offering live entertainment the festival will have a family area with many attractions from face painting, extreme water sports, bungee, a wrestling exhibition and virtual reality games. The festival provides entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s heritage through Mariachi music and traditional Ballet Folklorico dancing.



To provide a rich cultural experience for the community by presenting quality entertainment by local and national Mariachi groups.



The Mariachi program supports today’s youth in their artistic, individual, and educational endeavors, in an effort to strengthen their abilities to grow as positive and constructive leaders for future generations.


Enjoy the festival with your family. The event features an active Family Arena including live entertainment on the kid’s stage, Attractions including Face Painting, caricatures, a large inflatable Rock Climbing Wall, Experience Virtual Reality, and arts and crafts for the whole family. Adults 21 years and older can enjoy the festival view from the beverage garden top deck.



Come and enjoy delicious food from Mexican street tacos to sushi burritos and so much more, 10 different food vendors to choose from.



The main stage will showcase a variety of mariachi groups from the United State and Mexico. Where you can enjoy the sounds from world renowned groups to award winning student groups. 

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