Finale of Fiesta de Reyes Folklorico Competeion May 6

May 2, 2012

The preliminary rounds of the Fiesta de Reyes Folklorico competition last Saturday and Sunday produced four top teams who will go on to battle for a $1,000 grand prize of during the finale performance May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Folklorico finale is a main attraction of the Fiesta Cinco de Mayo weekend, happening throughout Old Town San Diego State Historic Park May 4 through 6.

“Everyone was impressed with the talent showcased at last weekend’s preliminary competition,” said Chuck Ross, owner and operator of Fiesta de Reyes, who sponsored the free event. “The best teams from Southern California gave outstanding performances and the top two from each day were invited back to compete for the grand prize next Sunday.”

The Fiesta de Reyes Folklorico Competition celebrates the traditional, energetic dance of Mexico’s traditional Ballet Folklorico. The finalists that qualified at last Saturday’s competition were Real de San Diego Grupo and Folklórico Orgullo Mexicano.  The other two finalists, Tierra Caliente and Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, qualified in the second round last Sunday.

Fiesta de Reyes is located within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park at Wallace and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station.  Free parking is available in the Caltrans parking lot all day on weekends. For more information, call (619) 297-3100 or visit


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