Free Outdoor Festival

Musco Center for the Arts Presents Heartbeat of Mexico

Free Outdoor Festival

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 12-6pm

The free outdoor family celebration on Sunday will be held on the Bette & Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza and various stages, presenting Mariachi, Aztec dancing, a live painting demonstration and additional Folklórico groups. Among the groups are El Santo Golpe, Calle 4 Cumbia, Relampago del Cielo Grupo Folklórico, and the popular Felipe Orozco and his Mariachi Tierra Azteca.

Two stages will be used for music and dance performances, with Attallah Piazza used to create an area where artists gather to interact informally with audience members who can ask questions about the magnificent costumes and take photos with the dancers and other artists.

Also, in the Aitken Plaza will be crafts tables and food booths. In front of the library, in the Attallah Piazza, will be the Passport Game, sponsored by Consul of Mexico Mario Quevas Zamora, who runs the Santa Ana Consulate. Here, a station is set up for a majority of the states in Mexico, with full displays featuring facts and images about each state, developed by the Consulate. Children get a passport to carry to every station, where they learn about the cultures and economies and histories in order to get the passport stamped and move on to the next one.

“A grand fiesta.”
– OC Register


About Heartbeat of Mexico Festival

Discover the cultural depth and richness of traditional and contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American arts and entertainment with free and ticketed events throughout the weekend including immersive activities for kids and families. Heartbeat of Mexico honors Mexican culture, traditions and family, and encourages everyone, from all ethnic backgrounds, to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history, music, and art.

A Musco Center World CAFE event presented in association with the Chapman Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum.

Parking & Transportation

No-Charge Parking to all events May 23-26
May 25-26 | 12-5pm
Heartbeat Art Shuttle
Shuttle between Hilbert Museum, West Palm Parking Lot, and Schmid Gate (Entrance to Aitken Arts Plaza and Musco Center)
Discover Orange County with G.O. P.A.S.E. and OC Bus
Musco Center for the Arts is an official G.O. P.A.S.E. Destination.

Box Office

The Musco Center Box Office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour before shows.

Other Questions?

Call Musco Center for the Arts at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726) or email