Fiesta en la Plaza // Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

It’s a FIESTA at the beach! Sunday, September 11, 2022

Come celebrate the vibrant traditions of the Latino community with mariachi, folklorico dancers, and a free beach concert.

Enjoy Boardwalk rides and games plus fun food and beverage specials throughout the park.

¡Vamos a la playa!

Enjoy special food and beverages, mariachi performance, folklórico dancers, and a free beach concert by Sonora Santanera Tributo a Carlos Colorado.

Paper decorations on a string

Event Schedule:

  • 12pm-7pm: Rides Open & Special Food Offerings
  • 12pm: Mariachi
  • 2pm: Folklórico Dancers on the Main Stage
  • 3pm-4:30pm: SONORA SANTANERA Tributo a Carlos Colorado on the Main Stage.

Free Entertainment!

Mariachi Santa Cruz players

Mariachi Santa Cruz

Mariachi Santa Cruz was founded by Omar Naranjo in 2009 in Santa Cruz, California. Throughout the years, Mariachi Santa Cruz has participated in numerous music festivals, concerts, parades, private events, and more. The ensemble consists of two trumpeters- Javier and Roy, two violinists- Jesus and Jorge, a guitarist- Marcos, a guitarron player- Alfonso, and a vihuela player- Omar. All ensemble members come from families who have played mariachi music for generations. It is through their ancestors that they have learned to share their passion and love for traditional mariachi music.

Photo of Sonora Santanera

SONORA SANTANERA Tributo a Carlos Colorado

Sonora Santanera is an orchestra playing tropical music from Mexico with over 60 years of history. The band was founded in 1955 by Carlos Colorado in the state of Tabasco. In 1960, comic actor Jesús “Palillo” Martínez helped the band play in Mexico City and get a professional record deal under the name of Sonora Santanera. Colorado died in a bus accident in 1986, causing some members to split off and form various versions of the band. Sonora Santanera Tributo a Carlos Colorado consists of two members that used to perform with Colorado in the 80’s.

Aerial View of Giant Dipper

Ride & Play Ticket Options:

Season Passes, Ride Wristbands, and MyBoardwalk Cards.

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