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14th Annual

Baja Splash Cultural Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fourteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, ethnic cuisine, and much more. This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Hispanic cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays. Mariachi music, Mexican folkloric and Aztec dance troupes, interactive mural painting, Salvadoran dance, Guatemalan performances, and other special programs are featured. Guests can also learn more about the amazing animals of Baja, Mexico and how to help protect them.

Festival Partner:

Honda Blue Cavern

10:00 a.m. Estrellas de Santa Rosa de Lima (Mexican dance)
10:40 a.m. Maha and Company (various styles of Latin dance) (9/26)

Alina’s School of Dance (9/27) (Dance from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Spain)
11:45 a.m. Folklórico del Mar / Flamenco Fiesta (Mexican & Spanish dance)
12:20 p.m. Mixcoacalli Ballet Folklórico (Mexican dance)
1:40 p.m. Award ceremony honoring Senator Ricardo Lara (9/26)

Presentation with Tesoro and Aquarium (9/27)
2:15 p.m. Bilingual Spanish Dive Presentation with Victor Cordero
2:30 p.m. Ballet de Sally Savedra (Spanish dances) (9/26)

The Latin American Cultural Group (Columbian dance) (9/27)
3:10 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming & dance)
4:00 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Viva Panamá (Panamá dance)
4:35 p.m. Ballet Folklorico ASOSAL (Salvadoran dance) (9/26)

The Latin American Cultural Group (Guatemalan dance) (9/27)

Marine Life Theater

12:30 p.m.
& 3:30 p.m.
Interactive Latin music with Martin Espino

Molina Animal Care Center

10:15 a.m.
& 2:20 p.m.
Baja Program Animals

Harbor Terrace

11:00 a.m.-
1:00 p.m.
Baja Mural

Great Hall Crafts

Crafts with the Museum of Latin American Art Vaquita “sombrero” Aquarium craft

Ocean Theater

11:00 a.m.
& 3:00 p.m.
A Sea on The Edge / Baja Film w/ Spanish subtitles
1:00 p.m. Vaquita lecture and cooking demo
5:00 p.m. Jellies / film w/ Spanish subtitles

Café Scuba Festival Menu

Ethnic Entrees will be available for purchase in Café Scuba.

Front Plaza:

KLVE 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (9/26)

KLVE 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (9/27)

Baja Splash Cultural Festival
Child in Aztec clothing.  | Aquarium of the Pacific
Event Information

Cost Included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.
Coupon Download and print this coupon for $10 off adult tickets.
Tickets Members get in free. Simply show your card at the entrance.
Not a member? General admission is required. You can purchase tickets online.
Info (562) 590-3100, ext. 0