Viva Denver! July 21
Viva Denver day presented by Pepsi will host a variety of colorful events to celebrate Hispanic heritage. Live mariachi bands, carnival rides, low rider car show + more!
When: Sunday, July 21 | all day
Fair Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Carnival closes at 8:00 p.m.
Grounds Admission: $10/ages 12+ | $5/ages 3-11
Carnival: $28 in advance | $33 day of
*Must be 32″+ to ride
Low Rider Exhibition by Out of Control Car Club
View some of Denver’s most unique low riders inside + out with the Out of Control Car Club. The low rider car is as much about the American custom car culture + lifestyle as it is about the automobile itself.
When: July 21 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Queen of Peace / Ballet Folklorico Reina de la Paz
Ballet Folklórico de México is a Mexican folkloric ensemble in Mexico City. For six decades it has presented dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico.
When: July 21 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
quinceanera + sweet 16 fashion show with La Guapa
When: July 21 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Paddock Stage
Guide to Lucha Libre: When it comes to the storyline of lucha libre, it basically boils down to the age-old battle between good and evil. One one side, you’ve got the técnicos (good guys) who follow the rules and are loved by the crowd. On the other, you’ve got the rudos (bad guys) who often cheat and attempt to unmask their opponents. Most matches are de dos a tres caídas (2 out of 3 falls) and involve multiple competitors. There are parejas (2 on 2), trios (3 on 3), and atomicos (4 on 4) tag team matches in lucha libre. The action is generally quite fast-paced, with plenty of high-flying aerial maneuvers. As far as the rules go, it’s quite similar to professional wrestling in the US. Matches end by pinning your opponent’s shoulders to the mat for a 3-count or making them submit. Sometimes, a match ends in a count out or disqualification.
When: July 21 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
The world’s first and only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band!
“Going to a Metalachi Show is a cross between going to an Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding Show with Mariachis at the forefront. It’s a mesh between metal headbanger dudes with a Mariachi flare. Members of Metalachi have been performing Mariachi music since they were little kids. And they have been doing the Metalachi music for almost 8 years. They put the Mariachi flare to songs like Enter Sandman, Immigrant Song, Man In The Box, Crazy Train, Iron Man, Sweet Child O’ Mine and more.” – DeeDee Garcia Blase, HuffPost [read more]
When: July 21 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Paddock Stage