The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the 10th Annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. It's a fun, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities. Fiesta del Sol includes an entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths sponsored by local small businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporate partners. There is no cost for admission and the focus is on family fun.
Thirty-five years ago in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council decided to have a "block party". Today that party, Fiesta del Sol-Chicago, draws over one million people, and is recognized as one of the four largest Latino street festivals in the United States. Working with their sister organization, Justice Overcoming Boundaries, The Pilsen Neighbors' team was instrumental in helping shape San Diego's version of this great event. Both organizations are part of the Gamaliel Foundation, an international community organizing network. Check out Fiesta del Sol-Chicago, at www.fiestadelsol.org.