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Phoenix Festival de España

Annual Celebration of Spanish Arts & Culture Returns to Downtown Phoenix March 19 & 20, 2016

Phoenix Center for the Arts and Flamenco Por La Vida are proud to present the third annual Phoenix Festival de España, a celebration of Spanish Arts and Culture, March 19 & 20, 2016.


Phoenix Festival de España, will take place at Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N 3rd Street) in the Central Arts District. The event will feature live Flamenco performances, workshops for youth and adults, mouth-watering Spanish food, culinary demonstrations, presentations on Spanish culture, and more!

Dance and music groups will perform throughout the day on the festival’s outdoor stage. Saturday’s daytime presentations on Spanish bagpipes, Camino de Santiago Way, and Tertulia Flamenca USA will educate, as well as entertain. The festival will also feature art exhibits, costumes, jewelry, and a beer and wine garden. Admission is FREE for the whole family.

In addition to the fantastic dance and music performances outside all weekend long, Sunday’s festivities will include “¡Paella Espectacular!” – Doug Robson (Otro Café) and Aaron Chamberlin (Phoenix Public Market) prepare and serve the largest Paella in Phoenix! Fashionable festivalgoers will want to check out the Moda Flamenca Fashion Show, beginning at 4:30pm on Sunday.

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Attendees are encouraged to stay into the night on Sunday for a very special closing flamenco performance: “INSIDE Flamenco Para Baile, Cuerdas, y Voz,” taking place in the Third Street Theater at 6pm.

“INSIDE” features world renown artists Nino De Los Reyes, Alain Perez Rodriguez, Ismael de la Rosa, Juan Jose Suarez “Paquete.” Tickets to this very special nighttime performance cost $20 and can be purchased at the event or online at phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

Additional sponsors include Arizona Lottery, Otro Café, Crescent Ballroom, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Asociacion Cultural Española de Arizona, and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department. For an updated list of performers, presenters, and workshops, please visit www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

If You Go

Phoenix Festival de España

Where: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ 85004


Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00-5:00pm

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 12:00-5:00pm (with special performance at 6pm)

Admission: FREE

More Information: www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org

Photos courtesy of Phoenix Center for the Arts.