California Festivals


Mariachi Festivals in California

NEWARK: Mariachi Festival July 21, 2019, 1-5 p.m. at Shirley Sisk Grove. Acts include Mariachi San Francisco | Mariachi Halcones | Mariachi Estelar | Newark Children's Ballet Folklorico.  Cedar Blvd. at NewPark Mall, Newark, CA Free,

LOS ANGELES: Mariachi Plaza Festival Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
A full day of LIVE MUSIC at the 30th Anniversary of the Mariachi Plaza Festival and Fiesta Annual de Santa Cecilia on at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.  It's a FREE FAMILY event!

BAKERSFIELD: Mariachi Festival February 11, 2018, 6 p.m. Featuring Nuevo Tecalitlan Garibaldi De Jaime Cuellar Ballet Folklorico De Los Angeles  Rabobank Theater 1001 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301. $20-100,

NATIONAL CITY: National City International Mariachi Festival March 12, 2017, 11 a.m.
Pepper Park
3299 Tidelands Ave.
National City CA
Master of Ceremony Ceremonial Opening Danza Mexi'cayotl de Mexi'cayotl opens event which include Jr. High School and High School Mariachi Competitions, as well as college level.  Mariachi Showcase: Mariachi Garibaldi Southwestern College with Javier Rodriguez Y Los Aventureros | Utrgv Mariachi Aztlan| Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan | Grand Finale. Families of Mex'cayotl have dedicated themselves to teaching and preserving the Native American heritage of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. as well as focusing on the education of community youth. Art exhibits showcase work of community artists and Arts For Vets program.

PICO RIVERA: L Festival March 18-19, 2017
Pico Rivera Sports Arena
11003 Sports Arena Drive
Pico Rivera, CA 90601
$105/day - $170 for 2 days approx.,
Day 1, Saturday, March 18: Juanes, Alejandro Fernandez, Daddy Yankee, Intocable, Banda El Recodo, Luis Fonsi Alex Sensation, Cali Y El Dandee, Cynthia Silva  La Grande De La Banda, Lafame, Jose Manuel Figueroa, Lupita Infante Day 2, Sunday, March 19: Marco Antonio Solis, J Balvin, Tigres Del Norte, Jenni Rivera (Hologram), Jesse & Joy La Septima Banda, Jesus Mendoza Sebastian Yatra, Cheyo Carrillo, Alvaro Diaz, Feid, El Conjunto Nueva Ola
This is not a mariachi festival per se. It features the latest in top Latin acts.

SAN GABRIEL: Mariachi Women's Festival - Viva Veracruz! Mar 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA
4th Annual Mariachi Women's Festival - Viva Veracruz! takes you on a musical journey from jarocho fandango to mariachi fiesta. Grammy winning Mariachi Divas (nominated for 9th Grammy,) Mariachi Las Alteñas from San Antonio, Texas and Mexico's female jarocho ensemble Caña Dulce y Caña Brava!    San Gabriel, CA 91776 United States

LOS ANGELES: Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar, concert - at En La Fonda de los Camperos Friday, March 31, 2017, 7 p.m., 11:30pm
La Fonda de Los Camperos de Nati Cano
3 dinner shows at the World Famous La Fonda de Los Camperos de Nati Cano in Los Angeles, California.

ESCONDIDO: Mariachi Festival April 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
$25-85 approx.
The 4th Annual Mariachi Festival begins with an outdoor Pre-concert VIP Tacos & Tequila Reception 1-2:30 p.m. The Mariachi Concert follows from 3- 6 p.m. Special guest: The First Ladies of Mariachi, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles— an international, Grammy-nominated musical ensemble returning by popular demand. Also performing are popular Mariachi Garibaldi (Southwester College), Mariachi Toreros (USD and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente.

PITTSBURG: Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles May 5, 2017 Venue California Theater 351 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg, CA

ARTESIA: Mariachi Festival November 22, 2019, 5-10 p.m.
Towne Center, Pioneer Blvd. between 183 & 188 Sts.
Artesia, CA
Mariachi Bands competing for title of "Best of Show." Bands will include youth, teen, and adult musicians. The Festival will also include food, crafts, games, rides, a beer garden, and vendor booths. Full day of Live MUSIC and Ballet Folklorico.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Mission San Juan Capistrano Battle of the Mariachis Battle of the Mariachis San Juan Capistrano May 13, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost is approx. $16 for adult. Tickets
Extremely popular event tends to sell out seats so you need to buy early as space is limited.

ESCONDIDO: Mariachi Divas at Center for the Performing Arts May 14, 2017
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, 92025
Tickets at
Past event was a mariachi festival featuring Grammy-nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, an all female musical ensemble, Mariachi Garibaldi, and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente. 

CALEXICO: Calexico Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras May 15-20, 2017

HOLLYWOOD: Mariachi USA at Hollywood Bowl July 1, 2017, 6-10:30 p.m.
$45-up, 800-MARIACHI
Fireworks Show
The premier mariachi music festival in the world and the only annual Latino themed event at the Hollywood Bowl for 28 consecutive years, top Mariachi bands from the US and Mexico, traditional folkloric dances and the legendary Fireworks in one exciting day!

NEWARK: Mariachi Festival July 16, 2017, 2-5 p.m. Shirley Sisk Grove, Cedar Blvd. at NewPark Mall, Newark, CA

SOUTH EL MONTE: 2017 Jose Hernandez Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute August 1-5, 2017
This unique event will provide you and/or your student mariachi ensemble with an exceptional opportunity to study with and perform for some of the very best professional mariachis and educators in the country--Mariachi Sol de Mexico!

SANTA BARBARA: Mariachi Festival August 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
1122 N. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA |
Line up: 2017 TBA

Last year's line up: Aida Cueva, Lila Downs, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan

SANTA CRUZ: Mole & Mariachi Festival September 9, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friends of Santa Cruz events/mole-and-mariachi/

Highlight The fourth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park, 144 School St., Downtown Santa Cruz, CA
Event is fundraiser for Castro Adobe project in Watsonville. The effort to open the adobe requires extraordinary funding through special events, festivals and donations.

HAYWARD: Mariachi Festival September 2017 TBA
Hayward City Hall Plaza
777 B St.
Hayward, CA
When: 4-9 p.m.

RIVERSIDE: City of Riverside Mariachi Festival September 2017 TBA
Fairmount Park
2601 Fairmount Blvd.
Riverside, CA
$15-25 approx.,

SAN JOSE: Viva Fest January 13-15, 2017

ANAHEIM: Mariachi Festival October 15, 2016 -- 2017 TBA
Pearson Park Amphitheatre
Anaheim, CA

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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