2016 Puerto Rican Festival De La Isla – Vacaville CA

Four Salsa Headliners for 2016 FDLI
Northern California’s Largest Salsa Music & Dance Festival

Vacaville, CA – The Annual Festival de la Isla will bring some of today’s most exciting salsa performers to Northern California on Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The festival site is the historic Pena Adobe Park located at 1 Pena Adobe Road, just outside of Vacaville, California.

Also, every year, FDLI picks a Solano County-based charity to assist those in need of assistance. This year’s theme is “One Strong Family” in which attendees can help support the non-profit “The Father’s House” by bringing a can of food to assist those that are struggling in this tumultuous economy.

Thousands of Latin music enthusiasts from throughout California annually gather to share their love for the sights, sounds, taste and aromas of Puerto Rican music, dance, food and drink. The event runs from 10:00 am through 7:00 pm. It has become an annual tradition in which the Solano County Puerto Rican community comes together to celebrate culture, family and make new friends.

Four Salsa Music Legends Headline 2016 FDLI!

Ray Sepulveda – Born in Puerto Rico, Sepulveda ‘s family settled in New York. Sepulveda was inspired by Latin artists at a very young age, especially tropical performers. In addition, he was influenced by his father, who was a bolero singer. While a teenager, the artist joined a band called La Justicia, later participating in La Dictadura, singing along with Frankie Ruiz. In the mid-’70s Sepulveda got involved in the New York scene as part of La Sociedad, joining Adalberto Santiago in 1983. It was the Salsa Con Clase album that consolidated his career, yielding the hit single “Mascarada,” composed by Joan Sebastian, which climbed up the Latin charts; it was successfully followed by a second hit called “Bandolera.”

Johnny Rivera – his family settled in New York’s Bronx, and Rivera studied at Manhattan’s Benjamin Franklin High School. After a temporary visit to Puerto Rico, the artist returned to New York, getting involved in the tropical music scene. Rivera’s debut came in a compilation called Noche Caliente, singing “Terciopelo y Piedra,” soon after he joined Grupo Fascinación and later Conjunto Clásico. After signing up to RMM Records, his debut album, called Y Ahora de Verdad was released.

Nino Segura – was born in Puerto Rico. He was always surrounded by many musical instruments and as a child learned how to play the drums, guitar and cuatro. When he was 16 years old, Segura auditioned for the role of guitar player and was hired by a band called “The Monarc”, however a year later he joined another band “Mundo de Ponce” with whom he made his first recording and musical arrangement. He enrolled at the Inter-American University in San Germán, Puerto Rico, to study composition, musical arrangements and voice. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in music.

Segura began making musical arrangements for theater productions and symphony orchestras. By 1988, he had made arrangements for Andy Montañez, Marvin Santiago, Eddie Santiago, Oscar de Leon and many other salsa singers. Segarra also produced and made the musical arrangements for his own songs. Among them Con la Musica por dentro (With Music Inside), El Maestro (The Teacher), Solo por Tí (Only for you), Loco de Amor (Crazy for Love) and Porque te Amo (Because I Love You), which became a number one “hit” in the Hispanic community of the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin-America.

Hector Tricoche – Carrying the title of one of the Original Salsa Kings, Tricoche is an international musician of Puerto Rican descent who sings in the genre of Latin pop and salsa. With an impressively high and melodic voice for his physical stature and height, Hector Tricoche has stood out in the sleepy decade of the 1990s salsa scene through his richly textured and versatile musical compilations. Critics have praised him for combining a harmonious voice with the creative snappiness of an improvisation artist. Tricoche performed alongside the renowned Tommy Olivencia Orchestra for several years before embarking on a solo career. A highlight of Trichoce’s albums are the intricate and sophisticated horn arrangements. He has released no less than nine albums in the United States, and much more internationally.

2016 Entertainment Line-up:

The rest of the music line-up make up a who’s who of the Bay Area and Puerto Rico’s hottest and most charismatic salsa musicians, including: Orquesta De La Isla, Advance, and Julio Bravo. Latin bands performing here demonstrate music ranging from salsa, merengue to Plena (Puerto Rican traditional rhythms). In addition, DJ Bosco will spin popular salsa tunes, and Puerto Rican cultural dancers will showcase traditional Puerto Rican dances.

Early Bird Ticket Special & Additional Festival Information:

Once again, festival attendees have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets in advance. Tickets bought in advance are $25.00. Tickets bought at the door are $30.00. Children 12 and under are free. Children between 13-16 are only $12.00. On-line ticket orders will cease at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 19th. On the day of the event, tickets will have to be purchased at the front gate. Parking to the event is free.

For more information on the Festival, and how to become a 2016 sponsor or how to get to the Pena Adobe Park, go to www.festivaldelaisla.com, e-mail at festivaldelaisla@comcast.net, or call Café or Linda August at (707) 426-5591.

2013 California Puerto Rican Festivals!

I don’t know what you’re thinking but the San Diego festival looks like it’s the place to be this year!

It’s about that time again! Here is the information for all of the Puerto Rican El Dia De San Juan Festivals that are going on this year in Long Beach, San Jose, San Diego, and Vacaville! WEPA WEPA WEPAAA!

Sunday June 16, 2013
18th Annual Dia De San Juan Festival
Long Beach, California

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18th Annual Dia De San Juan Festival
Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Featuring Tito Nieves
And Special Guests:
Lucky Seven
Son Mayor
Super DJ Robby
y mas …

4 VIP Cabanas available
10×10 private cabana
Overlooking the bay
21 and older (for safety reasons)
Fully furnished access to VIP area (private bathroom)
Bottle service (includes server, bottle size of alcohol 750mil and mixer of your choice)
MAXIMUM 10 people (no additional guests allowed)
For details on Cabana pricing only please contact: 714-357-3864 or 714-337-9419

At the Door (15 and older): $32
Advance Online*: $27 (before June 14th, 2013)
Senior (62 and older): $25
Children (11-14): $15

More info/buy tickets: fiestalegre.net

Saturday June 22, 2013
35th Annual El Dia De San Juan Festival
San Jose, California


35th Annual El Dia De San Juan Festival
History Park
1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Featuring Tito Rojas
And Special Guests:
Taino Salsero Orquesta
La Mixta Criolla
DJ Danny G and Carlitos Way
and more!

$25 at the door
$20 (plus $3 fee) online (purchase here)

Sunday June 30, 2013
Dia De San Juan Salsa and Bachata Festival
San Diego, California


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Dia De San Juan Salsa and Bachata Festival
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Dive, San Diego CA 92123
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

MC Ismael “East” Carlo
*Grammy winning Ray De La Paz
*Johnny Polanco Y Conjunto Amistad
*Charlie Chavez Y su AfroTruko
*Bomba Liberte
*DJ Rick “La Voz” Chris
*Dj Tumbao
*DJ Lobel

*Pily Y Bachata Real
*Alex Y Mambo Salvaje
*Diego Duval Y Su Orquesta
*A Time to Dance
*Majesty in Motion

And Surprise Guest Appearances!

Exclusive VIP Area Full Bar, Bottle Service, Private Rest Room’s
(NOT A PORTABLE ONE) Back Stage Access, Food Vendor,
Cabana’s & Canopy’s…
Bar, Bottle Service and Food Vendor

Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican And Traditional American Food Vendors, Kids Activities Merchandise Vendors…



In Advance:
16 and Up: $20
VIP: $30
Kids Ages 11 to 15: $10
Kids ages 10 and under: FREE*
*Proof of Age Required

Day Of Event:
16 and up: $25
VIP: $35
Kids Ages 11 to 15: $10
Kids ages 10 and under: FREE

Purchase tickets at:
Caribe Night Club 619-472-2400
Andres Patio 619-275-4114

Sunday June 30, 2013
La Organización de Boricuas Unidos Puerto Rican Festival
Dia De San Juan
Bakersfield, California


Puerto Rican festival Bakersfield 2013

Stramler Park
3805 Chester Ave., Bakersfield CA 93301
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

LIVE band Los Hermanos Hernández
Salsa Solucion
DJ Mike

For Tickets and Information: (661) 304-3566

Saturday August 24, 2013
12th Annual Festival De La Isla Puerto Rican Cultural and Unity Event
Vacaville, California

Pena Adobe Park
1 Pena Adobe Road, Vacaville CA
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Direct from Puerto Rico.. Tony Vega
Direct from New York… Ray de la Paz
And Special Guests
Orquesta Bomba Mix
DJ Bosco
Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena Dancers (Loiza)

$20.00 (IN ADVANCE) & $25.00 (AT THE FRONT GATE)
**Children 12 and under are FREE**

Purchase Tickets Online Here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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:
BBQ grill
cooking utensils
trash bags for trash and recycling
change of clothing in case of weather change
food storage containers
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

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

History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose CA 95112

Advanced Ticket: $20.00
At The Door: $25.00

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

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Saturday, June 25, 2011
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Pena Adobe Park
1 Pena Adobe Road
Vacaville CA 95687

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

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

*More information at www.festivaldelaisla.com

Boricua Festival: Long Beach, CA

To Be Determined

Queen Mary Events Park
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach CA 90802

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
Van Lester
Tommy Olivencia
Paquito Acosta
Frankie Ruiz
Mel Martinez
Salsa Caliente
DJ Bosco
Rica Salsa Dance Troupe

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

For More Information & to Purchase Tickets Online: