¡VivaFest!/El Grito (FREE!)

September 14, 2014

Join us on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in downtown San Jose as we extend our “hands across the border” and celebrate Mexico’s ¡VivaFest!/El Grito and the American Dream Latino style with a full day and evening of music, food, community events and cultural celebrations!

Before the Festival, stop by Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph (80 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA) for a special Mariachi Mass at 10:00 am.

VivaFest welcomes this year a very special guest of honor: Consul General Carlos Ponce Martinez, of the San Jose Mexican Consulate, who will lead the community in celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day on the Main Stage at 9:00PM.


180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Program Schedule

Artists for the 2014 Fiestas Patrias/El grito will be announced in August


Mariachi Mass

Mariachi Nuevo Luz de San Marco

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
(80 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA)

Program schedule and artist roster will be announced later this summer.

¡VivaFest!/El Grito (FREE!)


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