Viva Grande is a free family event that celebrates the Hispanic culture of the Casa Grande community. Viva Grande will feature live entertainment including mariachis, a live band, and lucha libre wrestlers. The event will also include a mercado with craft and food vendors, salsa challenge, paint party, horseshoe tournament, jalapeno eating contest, Chihuahua fashion show, a los ninos fun zone with piñata busting, games, mural painting, and much more.
Here are just a few of the ways you can have fun on this exciting day:
El Gran Artist brings the Art Studio to Viva Grande! Whether you are a first-time brush handler or an art lover, El Gran Artist gives you a chance to paint a work of art, with step by step instructions. Best of all, you have your very own masterpiece to take home! It's easy...it's fun...and no painting experience is needed! We provide all of the supplies and equipment and you take home your work of art! Fee: $5.00 (Youth) / $10.00 (Adults) / $25 Family Pack (2 Adults/2 Youth)
The Salsa Challenge gives individuals an opportunity to show off their “famous” salsa recipes and compete for the title of “Casa Grande’s Best Salsa.” Entries will be judged in three categories; hot, mild and most unusual. Event attendees will also have an opportunity to vote for their salsa of choice and the People’s Choice winner will be awarded a $250 cash prize. Fee: $15.00 (Per Entry) / $10.00 (Per Add’l Entry)
All Chihuahuas, their companions, and their fans are invited to join in the fun! Chihuahua’s will be judged in three categories; cutest, most original and Chihuahua’s the best Viva Grande theme. Fee: Free
Events like Viva Grande are great opportunities to celebrate a community's unique culture and showcase what the area has to offer. They also serve as a great venue for bringing community members together, and for encouraging tourism from other areas of the state. We hope that you take the opportunity to experience Viva Grande and see all that Casa Grande has to offer!
For more information and to plan your trip to this exciting event, visit http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/