Only $5! 5th Annual Chile, Mole, Pozole Festival [photos/video] // San Jose

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with “Chile, Mole Pozole” – a festival full of food, arts, dance, and more!

Sun, September 11, 2022
1:00 PM – 5:00
Location:
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116.

Buy $5 tickets here!

This year’s festival will showcase performances from!

Aztec dance group Calpulli Tonalehqueh,

Folklórico dance from Los Lupeños de San José and

Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí, a theatrical performance from Teatro Alebrijes, and

Music from Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense and Banda Exclusiva de San Jose!

See video!

Get ready for an adventurous taste of Mexican cuisine and traditions!

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is hosting its 5th annual Chile, Mole, Pozole (CMP) festival from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza.

CMP is a family-friendly event that celebrates Mexican Independence Day with traditional cuisine, salsa tasting, live music, dancing, and fun for the entire family.

  • Free entrance for children 6 and under.
  • Ticket includes one free bag of chips.
  • $12 per bowl of mole or pozole.
  • A variety of vendors will be on site selling food, alcoholic beverages, and more.
  • Free community resources will also be on site.

See past event photos!

Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in art workshops and stroll through the Plaza’s gallery to take in a visual arts exhibit put on in collaboration with Works / San José and Mosaic America.

This is a community celebration of visual, performing, and culinary arts you won’t want to miss.

Mexican Independence Day is observed on September 16 and celebrates the liberation from Spanish rule. The celebration has transcended across borders with Mexicans who now reside in the United States and maintain love for their motherland and interest to conserve their historical and cultural ties.

Performers:

Press release:

MEDIA CONTACT: Omar Rodriguez | Omar@kooltura.com | 408.596.4026

Location: Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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SOAC celebrates Mexican Independence Day with 5th annual Chile, Mole, Pozole festival.

SAN JOSÉ, CA – Get ready for an adventurous taste of Mexican cuisine and traditions!

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP is hosting its 5th annual Chile, Mole, Pozole (CMP) festival
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. CMP is a
family-friendly event that celebrates Mexican Independence Day with traditional cuisine, salsa
tasting, live music, dancing, and fun for the entire family. Early bird tickets are $5, and tickets at
the door the day of the event will be $10.

This year’s festival will showcase performances from Aztec dance group Calpulli Tonalequeh,
folklórico dance from Los Lupeños de San José and Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí, a theatrical
performance from Teatro Alebrijes, music from Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense and Banda
Exclusiva de San Jose! Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in art workshops
and stroll through the Plaza’s gallery to take in a visual arts exhibit put on in collaboration with
Works / San José and Mosaic America. This is a community celebration of visual, performing,
and culinary arts you won’t want to miss.

Director of Community Engagement Edgar Ochoa shares thoughts on the importance of hosting
a Mexican Independence Day in East San José:

“At the Plaza we strive to ensure community members have a place to remain in touch with their
heritage, and this event allows for just that. We connect to our collective past experiences as
they inform and define future hopes and dreams. By focusing on traditional foods, traditional
music, and traditional dance, we memorialize the hard fought battles for independence, and
allow for new generations to learn about their roots and ancestry. And that remembrance spans
across all the cultures that call San José home.”

Mexican Independence Day is observed on September 16 and celebrates the liberation from
Spanish rule. The celebration has transcended across borders with Mexicans who now reside in
the United States and maintain love for their motherland and interest to conserve their historical
and cultural ties.

Chile, Mole, Pozole is the creation of the School of Arts and Culture at MHP, Giant Creative
Services, and Kooltura Marketing. These partners want to give our East San José community
members an opportunity to share their stories through culinary and performing arts.
This year’s Chile, Mole, Pozole is made possible by Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, Silicon
Valley Community Foundation, TOPA Architecture, City of San José ABIERTO Program, Excite
Credit Union, eBay, True Partners Consulting, Councilmember Raul Peralez, Comcast, Vice
Mayor Chappie Jones, Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, the City of San José, and the County of
Santa Clara.

About the School of Arts and Culture at MHP

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP (SOAC) is a vibrant cultural institution in East San José.
Founded in 2011, SOAC activates a vital local asset – the Mexican Heritage Plaza (La Plaza), a
6-acre, city-owned facility with an expansive plaza and theater. Annually, La Plaza hosts more than
150,000 people through its core programming. Its mission is to catalyze creativity and empower
community. They do this by uplifting East San José’s rich diversity through authentic place keeping
and relevant multicultural productions.

About Kooltura Marketing

Kooltura Marketing specializes in multicultural marketing, helping clients reach audiences of a specific
ethnicity, culture, and subculture through a grassroots approach strategy.

About Giant Creative Services

Giant Creative Services produces cultural and civic events in order to support the community.
The group’s vision and leadership help public, private and nonprofit clients transfer innovative
ideas into successful results.

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