National City’s 2016 International Mariachi Festival & Competition is a communtiy-friendly event providing entertainmnet for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folklorico dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.
The mariachi program supports today’s youth in their artistic, individual and educational development. This year, we offered mariachi practitioners a two day music conference on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at the University of San Diego. The conference culminates to the mariachi festival and competition on Sunday, March 13 at Pepper Park. Please check back soon for 2017 updates!