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Guelaguetza

DATE: Oct. 1 - 2
TIME: 12 - 6 p.m.
PRICE: Included with membership or Garden admission


Enjoy the colorful celebration of Guelaguetza at the Garden. Guelaguetza is an annual indigenous cultural event in Mexico that takes place in the city of Oaxaca. Immerse yourself in art, music, dance and enjoy the flavors of Oaxaca’s eight regions. Join a colorful Oaxacan Calenda (parade), try some spicy and sweet mole, visit the mercado and don’t forget to sample some mezcal.

Opening Calenda | 12:30 p.m. 
Afternoon Calenda | 3:30 p.m.
A festive and colorful parade through the Garden

RECEPTION
Dorrance Hall/Boppart Courtyard | 12 p.m.

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
Boppart Courtyard

  • Chinas Oaxaqueñas | 1 p.m.
  • Huautla de Jiménez | 1:25 p.m.
  • Betaza | 1:50 p.m
  • Jarabe Ejuteco | 2:15 p.m.
  • Danza de la Pluma | 2:40 p.m.
  • Sones Itsmeños | 3:05 p.m.
  • BREAK | 3:30 p.m.
  • Jarabe Mixteco | 4 p.m.
  • Pinotepa | 4:20 p.m.
  • Fandango Miahuateco | 4:40 p.m.
  • Sones de Putla | 5 p.m.
  • Flor de Piña|  5:20 p.m.
  • Jarabe del Valle | 5:40 p.m.
FOOD AND DRINK
Dorrance Hall
  • Food & beverage available for purchase from Las 15 Salsas
  • Mezcal Tasting
    Must be 21+ to sample
  • Patio Café at Ullman Terrace
  • Gertrude’s Restaurant
BAR SERVICE
  • Signature Drink: Spicy Pineapple Mezcal
    Beer, wine, soda and water available for purchase
    Credit card payment only at bars.
SHOP 
Dorrance Hall
  • Handcrafted textiles
    Érica Guadalupe Santiago Méndez
    Virginia Pérez Reyes
    Ricarda García Merino
    María Révilla Tizo
  • Pottery
    Rosario Cruz Martínez
  • Jewelry
    Máyela Fuentes Muruaga
All artists from Oaxaca, México
Cash only. ATM located near admissions.

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