San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival (August 28-29)
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Stanislaus County Fairgrounds | 900 North Broadway Turlock, CA 95380
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Carlos Vieira Foundation is proud to host the Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival presented by PFSA, the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America. This year the festival will be a two-day event held on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 th and 29 th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, CA.
The festival is open to ALL people to come discover the culture and heritage of the Portuguese people and honor their contributions to the San Joaquin Valley and the state of California. The family-friendly event will showcase traditional Portuguese dancing, music, and cuisine.
The festival will be kicked off by a Portuguese parade on Saturday followed by plenty of activities including folklore performances, bull on a rope by Joe Vaz, philharmonic performances, wine and cheese tasting, a cultural exhibit, carnival rides, plenty of Portuguese food and craft vendors. We will also have exciting performances on the 51FIFTY Stage throughout the day including Generations Band, Alcides Machado, Chico Avila, and all the way from Portugal, Ana Malhoa and Jose Malhoa! Ana Malhoa is one of the hottest pop singers, TV Host and Actresses in Portugal. Jose Malhoa is one of the most popular Portuguese folk/pimba singer in Portugal.
The festivities will continue on Sunday and the main attraction will be a traditional Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight! Come experience the Portuguese culture while supporting a great cause. All proceeds benefit our Race for Autism campaign which helps families who have children living with Autism in Central California. Tickets will be on sale soon; two-day advance tickets will be $15 presale only, tickets at the gate will be $10 per day, kids under 10 years old get free admission to the festival. For vendor, sponsor, parade, or entertainment information, visit SJVportuguesefestival.com, for more information about the Carlos Vieira Foundation, visit carlosvieirafoundation.org.
Saturday August 28, 2021
9:00 AM Gates Open
10:00 AM Parade & Opening Ceremony 51FIFTY Stage
11:00 AM Azores Style Bullfight by Rope with Joe Vaz
12:30 PM Marisa Silva Rocha (Fadista) 51FIFTY Stage
1:00 PM Alcides Machado (Singer) 51FIFTY Stage
1:30 PM Grupo Folclórico Mar Bravo Casa dos Açores de Hilmar (Folklore Dancing) Superbock Stage
2:00 PM Ze Dadega & Ze Duarte (Comedy Show) 51FIFTY Stage
2:30 PM Grupo Folclórico Mar Alto (Folklore Dancing) Superbock Stage
3:00 PM Chico Avila (Singer) 51FIFTY Stage
4:00 PM Grupo Etnografico Perolas do Atlantico de Casa dos Acores (Folklore Dancing) Superbock Stage
4:30 PM Vavo Brito (Comedy Show) 51FIFTY Stage
5:00 PM Sandro G w/DJ Rock the Mike & G2 (Singer and Rapper) 51FIFTY Stage
6:00 PM David DeMelo (Singer) 51FIFTY Stage
8:00 PM Nelia (Singer) 51FIFTY Stage
10:00 PM DJ Hangloose Superbock Stage
Sunday August 29, 2021
12:00 PM Gates Open
1:00 PM Luso Youth Council #4 Sacramento (Cultural Dancing) 51FIFTY Stage
1:30 PM Luso Youth Council #8 Manteca (Cultural Dancing) 51FIFTY Stage
2:00 PM Luso Youth Council #24 Northern San Joaquin Valley Modesto (Cultural Dancing) 51FIFTY Stage
2:30 PM Vavo Brito (Comedy Show) 51FIFTY Stage
3:00 PM Generations (Live Portuguese Band) 51FIFTY Stage
5:00 PM Bull Fight Arena Gates Open A.V. Thomas Arena
6:00 PM Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight A.V. Thomas Arena
Matador: Edgar Badillo
Horsemen: Paulo Jorge Ferreira and Joe Correia
Bull Grabbers: Grupo de Forcados Amadores de Turlock
Grupo Forcados Amadores de Merced
Music by Sociedade Filarmonica Lira Acoriana de Livingston (Philharmonic Band)
All Day Sunbelt Rentals Carnival Area
*Schedule Subject to Change