Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and The Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Visit Sedona, Arizona this Saturday for a day of family fun at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village during the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and the Great Sedona Chili Cook-off! The day will be filled with vibrant expressions of Mexican culture including folklorico dancers in dazzling costumes, phenomenal flamenco dancing from South of the Border that brings thunderous applause every time, hot Latin vibes, and the ever-popular roaming Mariachis. Mouth-watering Mexican fare from Tlaquepaque’s El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano, will be on hand as well as a special beer garden offered by Oak Creek Brewery and Grill featuring its award-winning brews. This is one of our favorite events at Tlaquepaque and if you are a guest at the Inn of Sedona you will be able to hop on our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle and catch a ride to and from the event!
Cinco de Mayo Entertainment Schedule and the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off
- Gaetano Mosaico Flamenco
11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Patio Del Norte
These high-energy flamenco dancers give it all with passion and devotion to the art, exciting their audiences to the point of happy exhaustion just watching them perform! Backed by high-spirited musical accompaniment, you’ll want to be sure to catch one of their performances.
- Ballet Folklorico de Colores
11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm in Plaza de la La Fuente
Beautiful costumes in swirls of color and charming choreography will delight audiences as these multi-aged, talented dancers express their traditional stories and folklore in dance. Look for the youngest dancers. They are beyond adorable!
- Mariachi La Familia Rojas
11:00 am to 3:00 pm performing throughout Tlaquepaque
Enjoy the classic sounds and favorites by the Mariachi La Familia Rojas who will roam the streets of Tlaquepaque. This troupe clearly enjoys performing and they quickly gather crowds as they meander the property.
- Ritmo Latino
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Patio de Las Camapanas
Tlaquepaque favorite, Ritmo Latino will be on hand with the sensuous sounds of acoustic guitar and saxophone, the sultry rhythms of Latin percussion, and the vocals of Andres Martinez. Don’t be surprised if you feel compelled to bust a move or two!
- Maestro Drew Bennett and the Vino Rico Quartet
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Patio del Norte
The Spanish Flamenco Guitarist who is a two time Grammy Nomination Entry Artist (in 2007) in categories ‘Best New World Artist’, and ‘Best World Contemporary Album.’ Drew Bennett’s original style has roots from Spain in Andalucía with the ancient Flamenco art forms; Jaleo, Rumba’s, and the mystical Duende. As a live entertainer Maestro Bennett has a class act Quartet band ‘Vino Rico’ which combine the Spanish guitar elements with Salsa and Caribbean dance original.
Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off
11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Calle Independencia
For the fifth straight year Tlaquepaque is also proud to sponsor the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off as part of the day. Last year hundreds of folks attended and it just gets more popular every year! Prep your buds and vote for the tastiest chili! Admission is $15, children under ten are free. Presented by the Rotary Club of Sedona, funds from the event support a variety of international and local service projects including Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign and the Rotary Club of Sedona’s Imagination Library.
For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
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