2012 Parade Participants

Come watch our community groups in action!

Saturday, October 6, the parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the corner of E. Howard St. and N. Los Robles Ave.

Here’s a listing of groups that will be in the parade –

Blair Army JROTC
Blair Viking Band
Latino HeritageQueen & Court Fiestas Patrias 2010 – Villa Parke
Ballet Folklorico Quetzal, Madison, Washington, Altadena Learns
Visual Art and Design Academy
Eliot Middle School Band & Spirit Team
San Rafael Elementary School
Shopping Cart Mini-Floats
Ballet Folklorico Sol y Luna
Charros Unidos de Pasadena-Altadena
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena
SEED Program
Wilson Middle School
Wilson Middle School Drum Corp
Keiki O Ka Aina
Pasadena Mexican American History Assn
Villa Parke Community Center
McKinley School
Pasadena Latino Forum
John Muir Mighty Mustang Marching Band
CHAP – Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
John Muir Drum Corps
Madison Elementary School
Families Growing Together
El Centro de Accion Social
Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team
Grupo Nahuatzen Not coming
Cleveland Elementary School
Pasadena City Drumline and/or Colorguard
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA
Mother’s Club Family Learning Center
Don Benito Elementary School
Lumina Academy
Washington Accelerated Elementary
Pasadena High School Bulldog Marching Band

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CAVA to perform at Latino Heritage

Latino Heritage brings CAVA to the stage on October 6, 2012 at the annual jamaica at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena. CAVA is a remarkably talented and versatile performer with a magnetic stage presence. CAVA introduces a new configuration of Latin powered jazz with a tinge of Peruvian soul weaving in and out of Cumbia, Salsa, Afro-Cuban Son and Ska beats.

CAVA will be joined on stage by Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Flores of Quetzal, the acclaimed musical group.

The annual Latino Heritage jamaica follows the parade at 12 noon at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena. CAVA is scheduled to be on stage at 2:30 p.m.

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Latino Heritage jamaica is planning crafts, activities and games

Fun activities for the family are being planned for the Latino Heritage jamaica on Saturday, October 6. Kathee Bautista, chair of the Educational Committee, and her team are bringing a variety of activities, crafts and games.

Children and adults can enjoy making crafts for:

  • Quilt Patch
  • Hero Medallion
  • Sheriff Badge
  • Leather Crafts
  • Corn Husk Dolls
  • Recycled Art

Activities and games inlcude:

  • Dress Up Box
  • Jacob’s Ladder and Coper Twirl Toys
  • Horseshoe Toss
  • Water/Sponge Relay
  • Water Brigade Relay
  • Gold Rush Dig
  • Game of Graces

Join Kathee and her team at La Pintoresca Park, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from noon to 4 p.m.

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Parade Entries Mandatory Meeting

A mandatory meeting is being called by the Latino Heritage Parade Committee for groups participating in the Latino Heritage Parade on Saturday, October 6. The parade rules and schedule will be reviewed.

Each group is to send one representative to receive the parade materials. Please take this opportunity to ask questions in person.

Monday, October 1, 2012

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pasadena City Hall Courtyard

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Fiestas Patrias: Senior Court Contest

Fiestas Patrias 2012

Senior Queen and Court Selection

Villa-Parke Community Center invites you to participate in a contest to select the Senior Queen of Fiestas Patrias 2012 and her Court. The crowning and recognition will take place during the Fiestas Patrias Celebration, Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seniors throughout the city of Pasadena and Altadena are encouraged to participate. Applications available at Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101.


  • Seniors 55+ years of age living in Pasadena and Altadena.
  • Short essay telling us more about themselves.
  • Must participate in two interviews.
  • Application deadline: Monday, August 20, 2012

Fiestas Patrias is sponsored by the City of Pasadena, Human Services and Recreation Department. For more information call 626-744-6530.

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Tequila Tasting 2012

latino heritage tequila tasting

Join us for an afternoon of good food, good company and good tequila!

September 8, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m.
1262 Morada Place, Altadena CA 91001

$35 per person
RSVP at 626-791-7421
For more information send an email to latinoheritage@mindspring.com

The funds will support Latino Heritage events in Pasadena. Latino Heritage is dedicated to promoting knowledge of the Latino experience and history through education programs, arts and culture throughout the San Gabriel Valley. We invite you to join us for a fun evening!

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Latino Heritage Parade 2012

The 14th annual Latino Heritage parade and jamaica in Pasadena will be on Saturday, 6 October 2012.

The parade will step out at 11:00 AM at Howard and Los Robles, and head down Los Robles to Washington Blvd.  It will then head west to Raymond Ave and La Pintoresca Park.

The jamaica at La Pintoresca will follow from noon to 4:00 PM.

For more information see parade & jamaica.

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