We invite local artists (of all avenues) to showcase their talents – to educate visitors about art in Pilsen. At the same time, our artists have the opportunity to engage and market themselves directly to the community. The art and culture is found all over the grounds of the festival; however if you are looking for an art fair, and engage art and craft-making, make sure to stop by the Art and Culture Pavilion.
The Children’s Area at Fiesta del Sol is place where children can play, read, and interact with other children. Our mission at the Children’s area is to be able to provide fun educational activities, such as reading out loud sessions, face painting, books and all sorts of educational games and activities for fun during the four days. Bring your children! They will love it!
At the Civil Rights of Immigrants Booth our goal is educating the immigrant community by providing free legal advice, a citizenship workshop, and resources that will aid them to knowing their rights as contributing members of society.
- College Fair-A new addition to the College Fair is a station geared toward education rights for undocumented students, with resources that will help give direction and guidance on the college application process and available scholarships.
- Pilsen Schools Expo-At the Pilsen Schools Expo at Fiesta del Sol, Pilsen-based school representatives will bring parents and other visitors, information about unique programs offered in Pilsen in efforts to increase parent involvement, boost student recruitment, and provide information that will impact the future of students in the Pilsen community. Visitors will get the opportunity to talk to school representatives then and there, and receive free information.
Alivio Medical Center recognizes the issue of chronic health disease such as diabetes and obesity — largely due to a poor health environment, poverty, and risky behavior. To address these issues, Alivio Medical Center, in conjunction with Fiesta del Sol, have identified the “Keeping Healthy Campaign.” At the Keeping Healthy Campaign, we want to encourage a healthy lifestyle, good eating and exercise habits, stress reduction, healthy cooking, diabetes and high-blood pressure prevention and weight control.
Over 500 children from over 34 teams across the city participated in a week long soccer tournament from three different co-ed age group divisions.
At Fiesta del Sol there is also live music. Local bands and talents are present making the festival more lively.