Save the Date for the North Bay’s favorite free family festival!

Fiesta de Independencia returns live at LBC on September 18

Every fall for the last 13 years, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts has been home to one of the North Bay’s favorite festivals celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. With the generous sponsorship of Redwood Credit Union, this year’s Fiesta de Independencia brings back the festival’s vibrant sights and lyrical sounds, when it returns live to LBC’s campus on Sunday, September 18, from 1 to 7 pm. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

Organized by LBC and its Latino Advisory Council, this family-friendly, campus-wide festival brings the whole community together to enjoy a traditional fiesta, offering authentic food, music, games, performances, and more. The Fiesta also is the setting for LBC to present its annual Community Leadership Awards, which this year will go to an individual and an organization that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Latino Community through volunteerism, education, mentorship, or other personal or professional efforts.

Fiesta de Independencia began at the Center in 2010 to commemorate Mexican Independence Day (September 16) and has since evolved to celebrate the rich history of the diverse Latino cultures and people who are an integral part of the North Bay community. Drawing more than 5,500 community members each year, the event has become a Sonoma County tradition. The Fiesta is a community-wide celebration of cultures, people, and traditions that also increases awareness about Hispanic history and tradition, service organizations that support our community, and the many Latinx businesses in Sonoma County.

Confirmed performances for this year’s Fiesta include local band Mariachi Barragan as one of the headliner performances, LBC’s Mariachi Cantares de mi Tierra, and its Mariachi Luna Naranja. Ballet Folklórico Ireri and the Sonoma County Pomo Dancers will bring their renowned vibrancy to the stage. The fiesta will offer children’s activities, including carnival games, face painting, a jumpy house, piñatas, an instrument petting zoo, and the BiblioBus from Sonoma County Library, which will have an activity and offer library cards. Exhibitions will include a low rider car show with 1 Firme Car Club, cultural exhibitions by students from Roseland University Prep’s MEChA Program, and El Grito with the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco. A second headline performance will be announced shortly. To receive that notice, be sure to set your LBC email preferences to receive event updates. Also, join us on social media @lbcsoco and @lutherburbankcenter, and visit

Service organizations offering information on their programs and resources at the fiesta will include, Alternative Family Services, County of Sonoma, River to Coast Children’s Services, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services, Sonoma County Family YMCA, Sonoma County Fire District, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Water Agency, and Sonoma County Victim Services.

To help ensure experiences are enjoyable for all, LBC has created policies and procedures to promote a secure, safe, and welcoming environment for each guest at all events held at the Center. Guests should anticipate security presence and/or safety screenings upon arrival.


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