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Viva las Americas

DATE: Nov. 19 - 20
TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership


Viva Las Americas is a new Garden festival that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of North and South American countries. This two-day festival will feature music and dance from a variety of regions of the Americas. Experience the sway of bachata music, capoeira, samba and more. Savor a variety of culinary flavors that celebrates the cultural diversity of North and South American countries.

ENTERTAINMENT | Sunset Plaza | 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 

Nov. 19

  • 10 a.m. | Island Magic Music – Steel drum 
  • 10:30 a.m. | BossaNova 77 – Bossa nova jazz
  • 11:30 a.m. | Keith Johnson – Caribbean steel drum
  • 12 p.m. | Bailamos Peru – Traditional Peruvian dance 
  • 12:45 p.m. | Chilenos Sin Fronteras – Chilean folk music and dance
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m.| Grupo Axé Capoeira – Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dances
  • 3 p.m. | SambAZ – Bossa nova and samba dance
  • 4: 15 p.m. | Qué Candela Dance Company – Salsa and bachata instruction

Nov. 20 

  • 10 a.m. | Island Magic Music – Caribean steel drum
  • 11:30 a.m. | De Cajón – Latin and classic American tunes
  • 12:45 p.m. | Chilenos Sin Fronteras – Music and dance of Chile
  • 2 p.m. | Grupo Axé Capoeira – Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dances
  • 3 p.m. | Samba de Cavalo and SamAZ – Brazilian samba and folkloric
  • 4:15  | Qué Candela Dance Company– Salsa and bachata instruction

 

FOOD & DRINK | Sunset Plaza | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Savor a variety of culinary flavors that celebrates the cultural diversity of North and South American countries.

 

  • New this year! Pick up your plant passport from a Garden volunteer to explore the trails and discover some of the plants of the Americas. Once you’ve finished, stop by the Membership Kiosk or Cactus Clubhouse to collect a passport sticker!
  • Check back soon for more entertainment and programming updates!
  • Programming subject to change

 

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