Cultural Coalition: El Puente Festival

April 21, 2024
El Puente Festival

Event Summary

Enjoy an afternoon of the Valley’s most talented youth performers at the Annual El Puente Festival.

A unique festival dedicated to making connections, El Puente, the Spanish word for bridge, brings people together by sharing diverse music, dance, art and cultural traditions.

For the first time ever, Cultural Coalition is activating every space of Tempe Center for the Arts with the performing arts for El Puente! There will be free performances inside the Theater, Studio, Lakeside Room and North Patio. Accompanying these scheduled performances will be free arts and craft activities in the lobby and art gallery, free bilingual books from the Barrio Book Mobile in the Breezeway and delicious bites and treats from local food trucks parked outside.

Everyone is invited to enjoy this free family friendly event, and stay until the end to join in the fun for the signature community procession over the Tempe Pedestrian Bridge. Led by Cultural Coalition Artistic Director and Master Sculptor Zarco Guerrero’s Quetzalcoatl Dragon Puppet, the procession is a lively, colorful parade of drums, costumes and giant puppets. Each year festival attendees are invited to participate in the parade celebration, wear the masks they made or carry the art they created during the event.

Visit the El Puente event website for more details.


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