Celebrating Words Festival

“Celebrating Words Festival: Written, Performed & Sung” was established in 2005 as a commitment to bring cultural arts, diverse musical performances and access to literature in a public outdoor setting for the communities of the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Fourteen years later we continue to bring together poets, writers, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and local organizations, together making it the longest running arts and literacy festival in the San Fernando Valley. We have had performances by: Chicano Batman, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Conjunto Nueva Ola and have actively engaged thousands of families in the arts over the last 14 years.

Five years ago we moved the festival from Sylmar to Pacoima to serve a low-income working-class community of over 80,000 residents where access to books, artistic expression and safe creative spaces are almost non-existent. This year we will be celebrating the 14th Annual Celebrating Words Festival on May 18, 2019 at Pacoima City Hall from 2-8pm.

Get involved! We fill key volunteer positions in January and recruit volunteers constantly. If you would like to learn more about how to get involved please email our volunteer coordinator at Rebecca@tiachucha.org

For More information about the festival contact our festival coordinator Karina Ceja at celebratingwords@tiachucha.org

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