Fiesta Del Mar News Release! City Releases update of ActivitiesMar 23, 2016 06:03PM ● By Paul Spear
Fiesta Del Mar News Release! City Releases update of Activities
Attend CITY’S FIRST EVER FIESTA del MAR Cross-Border Celebration between Imperial Beach and Rosarito Beach
Saturday, April 30 at Imperial Beach Pier Plaza
The Mayor of Imperial Beach, CA, Serge Dedina, is best known for his bi-national work with Mexico and his passion for keeping the coastline and city healthy. Dedina announced the first ever Fiesta del Mar in Imperial Beach to celebrate the Mexican-American culture. This cross-border celebration of Rosarito and Imperial Beach will be held on April 30, 2016 at the Imperial Beach Plaza. The eco-friendly Pier South Resort and its Baja Med oceanfront restaurant Sea 180 will be sponsoring and catering the event. The full day of family-friendly celebration will incorporate interactive family activities as well as live performances from both the Rosarito and San Diego area.
Entertainment is to be offered on the Pier Mainstage from 12 pm to 7pm. Performers include Mar Vista High School Ballet Folklorico, Agustin Sanchez, Jarabe Mexicano, Mediodia; Grupo de Rock Pop, and Todo Mundo.
Through this event, Fiesta del Mar, Imperial Beach will be demonstrating part of it’s official Friendship Agreement they have with the Mexican city of Rosarito Beach by displaying cultural artisans, musical and dance groups distinct to the culture, and culinary offerings unique to Baja California. In cooperation with the Rosarito Beach ArtFest, this celebration will feature artists and musicians from across the border and cuisine, beer, and wine from Baja. Honor students from SDSU’s Volunteerism in the Arts class, taught by Professor Marian Liebowitz, will be volunteering at the event.
“This event should certainly draw tourists to the area and help them appreciate our beautiful beaches and our wildlife refuges,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, “but it will also strengthen relationships for the residents of both IB – which is 50% Latino -- and Rosarito on social, educational, cultural and economic levels.”