Chicano Heritage Festival

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Stay tuned for 2024 event information.

August 11, 2024

2 - 7 p.m.

Centennial Park

Join us on Saturday, August 11th at Centennial Park or a full day of culture as the City of Santa Ana's hosts its third annual Chicano Heritage Festival!

We invite everyone to come together as we celebrate the City's rich Mexican American history. Guests can look forward to emerging themselves in festivities for the Chicano community including food, carnival rides, arts, a kids zone, cultural exhibits, and much more. This celebration will be free, family-friendly, and open to all. There will be special components across the event such as, live musical performances, a car cruise and show, carnival rides, and guest speakers.

Thank you for joining us! Last year's event information below.

August 27, 2023

11 a.m - 7 p.m.

El Salvador Park

Live performances by:


Chicano heritage festival entertainment lineup with branded image
click on image to download entertainment lineup flyer Live performances by:
  • Malo

    • 5:35 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

  • Tierra Legacy

    • 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  • The Altons

    • 2:55 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

  • Thee Sinseers

    • 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    • 1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

  • Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat

    • 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

  • Zackey Force Funk

    • 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Funk Freaks

    • Rotating performances throughout the day

*Event day timeline is subject to change

Car cruise

The 2023 car cruise is an exciting new element that will kick off the day and drive right in this year's Chicano Heritage Festival.  Car cruise will begin at 10:30 a.m., departing from Santa Ana College’s Parking Lot 7, 1530 W. 17th St.

The car cruise is now full. No additional cars can be accepted at this time.

Parking information

All road closures will begin promptly at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday , August 27.

Street parking will be limited due to street closures accommodating the event footprint. Additional parking will be available at Santa Ana College in the parking lot located on Washington Avenue and Bristol Street. El Salvador Park is located at 1825 W. Civic Center Drive in Santa Ana.

Shuttle services

Services will be available from the designated parking lot in Santa Ana College to the event at El Salvador Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttles will have limited capacities and cannot accommodate large items like tents, chairs, or coolers.

Site map

New Chicano Festival Site Plan 2023



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