2011 El Dia De San Juan Festivals & Boricua Festivals

It’s about that time again! Spring is almost over and Summer is approaching which can only mean one thing – Puerto Rican Festival season!

Here is the information on all of the festivals going on from Northern to Southern California! There will be festivals in San Jose, Vacaville, San Dimas, Long Beach and San Diego!

* Page will be updated as new information arrives

El Dia De San Juan Festival: San Dimas, CA

El Dia De San Juan Festival San Dimas 2011 El Dia De San Juan Festival San Dimas 2011

WHEN?
Sunday, June 12, 2011
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

WHERE?
Frank G. Bonelli Park
120 Via Verde
San Dimas CA 91773

HOW MUCH?
Advanced Ticket Price (before June 11): $25
Adult: $30
Senior 62 & Up: $25
Children 11-14: $15
Children 10 & Under: FREE
Parking: $10
* Buy tickets at www.fiestalegre.net

WHO?
Special Guests:
Frankie Vazquez
Michael Stuart
Ray de la Paz
Johnny Polanco
La Plena
MC Javier Suazo
DJ Willie
y mas!

The Unofficial Puerto Rican Facebook Fam & Friends Picnic: San Diego, CA

San Diego Puerto Rican Day Facebook Family Friends Picnic in the Park

WHEN?
Sunday, June 12, 2011
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

WHERE?
Dusty Rhodes Park
Nimitz Blvd. and Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego CA 92107

HOW MUCH?
Free!

This will be a bring your stuff kinda BBQ. Everyone will be responsible for themselves. We are however going to have a potluck of dishes for those that got that golden touch on some authentic P.R. food. inbox Ian or I with what you want to bring to the table.

Here is a list of things you should bring to make the day easy and problem free:
tent
BBQ grill
tables
coolers
charcoal
cooking utensils
trash bags for trash and recycling
blankets
change of clothing in case of weather change
food storage containers
ICE!!!!!
disposable plates, utensils, and cups.
I’m sure there will be a no open container rule along with the permit so please …. put it in a cup.

More info: Official Puerto Rican Day FB Friends Picnic in the Park

El Dia De San Juan Festival: San Jose, CA

WHEN?
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

WHERE?
History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose CA 95112

HOW MUCH?
Advanced Ticket: $20.00
At The Door: $25.00

WHO?
Mylena Vega
Las Bomberas de la Bahia
Latin Rhythm Boys
Pa’L Bailador
Angel Lebron
Tabaco Y Ron
DJ Santos Lopez

More info: www.wrprc.org

El Dia de San Juan Salsa Festival: San Diego, CA

El Dia De San Juan Festival San Diego 2011 El Dia De San Juan Festival San Diego 2011
WHEN?
Saturday, June 25, 2011
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

WHERE?
N.T.C. Liberty Station, Point Loma
2640 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego CA 92106

HOW MUCH?
Advanced Tickets: $20.00
At The Door: $30.00
Kids 12 & Under: FREE

WHO?
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Conjunto Costazul
J.D. All Stars
Areito Borincano Bomba & Plena Group
Family Fun Zone & Drum Circle

* Buy tickets at www.ticketweb.com

Festival de la Isla: Vacaville, CA

WHEN?
Saturday, August 27, 2011
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

WHERE?
Pena Adobe Park
1 Pena Adobe Road
Vacaville CA 95687

HOW MUCH?
In Advance: $20.00
At the Front Gate: $25.00
*Buy Tickets Online at www.festivaldelaisla.com

WHO?
Direct from Puerto Rico, Jerry Rivera!
Orquestra America
La Fuerza Gigante
Orquesta Avance

*More information at www.festivaldelaisla.com

Boricua Festival: Long Beach, CA

WHEN?
To Be Determined

WHERE?
Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach CA 90802

Victoria Sanabria LIVE at Stevens Steak House!

Victoria Sanabria performing Live

I am VERY to happy announce that the talented Victoria Sanabria will be performing in the City of Commerce next week on Thursday, February 24th! Being one of the most respected trovadoras direct from Puerto Rico, this is one show you do not want to miss!

Coming to Los Angeles on her first West Coast tour and CD release party
on Thursday February 24th at Steven’s Steak House
Salsa diva and Trova queen VICTORIA SANABRIA and su orquesta con Decima
with special guest DJ Pedro El Sabroso
and with MC Host and actor Ismeal Carlo!

For information contact: JC Ospina (818) 736-7748
Pre-sale tickets are only $15.00 for this cultural experience
bringing you the best de nuestro isla mi gente Boricua vamos pa’encima y a goZARRRRRR!

Borinquen Post’s Annual Valentines Salsa Dance

Borinquen Post Valentines Flyer 2011

Nothing to do on the weekend right before Valentine’s Day? Check this out mi gente! The American Legion Borinquen Post 508 is hosting their annual Valentines Salsa Dance on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in West Covina! Support this non-profit organization for Hispanic Veterans. Details below..

Borinquen Post 508
Annual Valentines Salsa Dance

Featuring
El Sonero Phil Robinson y
La Sonora Borinqueña

Saturday, February 12th
7:00 PM to about ~12:30 AM
American Legion Post 790
330 N Azusa
West Covina, CA

Tickets: $25 (Dinner NOT Included)

For More Information and to Purchase Tickets:
Steve Lopez (626) 919-5553
John Garcia (909) 633-9812
Benny Garcia (714) 357-3864

The Conga Room Presents: El Gran Combo!

*Update 01/25/2011 – The concert has been postponed to Thursday March 10, 2011. Read official statement below

To our valued customers, the January 27th concert for El Gran Combo has been postponed. Due to an unanticipated matter involving a key member of the band preventing travel from being timely confirmed, we will be bringing you this wonderful and iconic band from Puerto Rico on March 10th. All tickets sold will be honored on March 10th. Additional information may be obtained tomorrow on the Conga Room website (www.congaroom.com) or by calling the Box Office. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the show on March 10th.

El Gran Combo will be performing LIVE in concert at The Conga Room in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, January 27th! If you purchase your tickets ONLINE you can get $5 off thanks to JC, here is the info!

COMING TO THE CONGA ROOM L.A LIVE AND ON THEIR LAST WEST COAST TOUR AFTER 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY…
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALSA
EL GRAN COMBO DE PUERTO RICO
ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011

FOR INFO AND TICKET PURCHASE CONTACT:
JC (818) 736-7748
OR EMAIL JC@CONGAROOM.COM

* AND USE MY SPECIAL PROMO CODE ( JC ) IN CAP LETTERS WHEN YOU PURCHASE ON LINE WWW.CONGAROOM.COM AND GET OFF $5.00 DOLLARS ON EVERY TICKET YOU BUY

Big thanks to JC for the info and discount!

Festival de la Isla in Vacaville, CA-2010

Thank you to S. Cortez for the heads up on this great event! Attention Northern Cali Boricuas! The Festival de la Isla will be this SATURDAY, August 21st at PEÑA ADOBE PARK in Vacaville, California! Check it out for great music, food, and fun! There will also be a childrens play area so bring the kids! Details below..

Festival de la Isla, Vacaville California


Festival de la Isla 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Peña Adobe Regional Park
1 Pena Adobe Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Tributo A La Salsa De Ayer
FEATURING:
Van Lester
Tommy Olivencia
Paquito Acosta
Frankie Ruiz
Mel Martinez
Salsa Caliente
DJ Bosco
Rica Salsa Dance Troupe


TICKET PRICE:
In advance: $20
At the door: $25
Children 12 and Under: FREE!


For More Information & to Purchase Tickets Online:
www.festivaldelaisla.com

BoricuaFest in Long Beach, CA- 2010

Boricua Festival in Long Beach

This is one event that I am definitely excited for! The 4th annual BoricuaFest will be Sunday, August 8th at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, California! Be ready for great performances, Puerto Rican food, cultural artwork, souvenirs, and even an El Coqui Kidz Zone to keep your kids entertained! More info below:

Long Beach Boricua Festival


4th Annual California Boricua Festival – BoricuaFest 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802


FEATURING:
Johnny Rivera

HOSTED BY
Raq-C
Nautica de la Cruz

MUSIC BY
La Maquinaria Musical
DJ Willie & DJ Nicky

ALSO PERFORMING
Areito Borincano
Freddie Munoz
Quique Cruz (El Terrible)
Salsalicious
Alerta 3
The Echo Park Project
The Janeen Puente Orchestra
Ray Montana
Las Muñecas

TICKET PRICES:
At tickets locations (before festival): $20
Adults 17+ years: $25
Teenagers 13-16 years: $15
Senior citizens 55+: $15
Children under 12 years: FREE!

MORE INFO:
www.fiestabuena.com

View the flyer and check out more photos from last years festival below!

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Festival Puertoriqueño in San Dimas CA – 2010!

Festival Puertoriqueno in San Dimas CA

Great news! August 1st, 2010 will be the first annual Festival Puertoriqueño in San Dimas, California! You can purchase your tickets for a discounted price of $20 online before July 20th so if you’re going, get your tickets NOW! More info below:

1st Annual Festival Puertoriqueño
Sunday, August 1, 2010
10:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.
Frank G. Bonelli Park

1662 Via Verde
San Dimas, CA 91773

FEATURING:
Ray de la Paz
Puerto Rican Power
Johnny Polanco
Tabaco y Ron
La Plena
Phil Robinson y su Orquesta Borinqueña
Sexo Sudor y Risa
Don Van
MC Paloma
DJ Javier Suazo
DJ Pedro Sabroso
Joey Medina (The Original Latin Kings of Comedy)

y mas …


TICKET PRICES:
Online Only
Advance before July 20, 2010: $20
Advance before July 31, 2010: $25

At the door
Adult (15 and up): $30
Senior (62 and up): $25
Children (11-14): $15
Children 10 & Under: FREE!
Parking: $10

MORE INFO:
www.fiestalegre.net

Click on the flyers below for more info!

2010 Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas Photos!

We had a great time at the El Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas, California! Puerto Ricans from all over took over the city of San Dimas on that festive Sunday as you could see Puerto Rican flags proudly displayed on people’s cars, trucks, clothing and accessories. Before heading to the festival we even stopped by a nearby gas station and two cars pulled up filled with Boricuas heading to the festival as well. They weren’t sure which way to go since they weren’t locals and drove all the way from Bakersfield to make it to this great event!

A sunny summer day, Puerto Ricans flocked to the shade while enjoying music hosted by MC David Love and DJ Luis Pachanga. Throughout the day people browsed the booths that sold Puerto Rican clothing, accessories, music and of course Puerto Rican food! Live music was played and the finishing touch was that of the legendary El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico who took the stage at the end of the festival.

You can view ALL of the photos of the 2010 El Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas in our NEW photo gallery at photos.caliricans.com! CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR PHOTO GALLERY!

Video coming soon.

Dia De San Juan Festival in San Jose – 2010

The upcoming Puerto Rican Dia De San Juan Festival in San Jose will be Saturday, June 19th this year! Details below.

Dia De San Juan Festival in San Jose CA 2008

Dia De San Juan Festival 2010 –
Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, June 19th, 2010
History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA

FEATURING:
Pedro Conga Y Su Orquesta
Avance
Orquesta Bakan
Conjunto Alegre
Aguacero (Bomba y Plena)
DJ La Coqui

TICKET PRICE:
Adults: $25
Kids 12 and Under: FREE (*need to confirm this)

For More Information & to Purchase Tickets Online:
www.wrprc.org

Dia De San Juan Festival San Jose CA 2008

Dia De San Juan Festival in San Jose CA 2008
Dia De San Juan Festival in San Jose CA 2008

El Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas – 2010

El Dia De San Juan Festival 2010

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The first California Puerto Rican Festival this summer will be Sunday, June 6th in San Dimas, CA!

Here is the information!


El Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas CA - 2009

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Dia De San Juan Festival – 15th Anniversary
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Frank G. Bonelli Park
1662 Via Verde
San Dimas, CA 91773

FEATURING:
Direct from Puerto Rico … El Gran Combo
La Bomba Mix
Estrellas de Son
Orquesta Borinquen
MC David Love
DJ Luis Pachanga
y mas …

TICKET PRICES:
Advance (Adult Only): $25
At The Door 15 & Up: $30
Senior (62 & Up): $25
Children (11-14): $15
Parking: $10
Children 10 & Under: FREE

For more information:
(714) 522-6207
fiestalegre@aol.com
www.fiestalegre.net

MORE PICTURES FROM LAST YEARS FESTIVAL!
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Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas, CA - 2009

Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas, CA - 2009

Dia De San Juan Festival in San Dimas, CA 2009

Dia De San Juan Festival - San Dimas CA 2009