Oaxaca Festival 2024: Everything You Need To Know

The Oaxaca Festival Is Back!

We are excited to announce that the Lambertville Library will host the third annual Oaxaca Festival on Sunday, August 25th, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. A celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Oaxaca, Mexico, this free event is a vibrant tapestry of authentic food, music, dance, art, and activities for all ages. Created and hosted by the library’s Latinas in Lambertville group, the event brings our whole community together to honor and celebrate the culture of our oaxaqueño neighbors. 

Music and dance are at the heart of the festival, and we will once again feature live musicians and dancers, including the crowd-favorite pineapple dance performed by Latinas en Lambertville. The ten-piece band Santa Maria Tropical will be coming from New Brunswick, and more surprise performers from the Oaxacan community throughout NJ are coming to bring their music and dance, such as Las Chinas de Bridgeton, who will parade their huge dolls.

Watch last year’s video here.

*We couldn’t make any of this happen without our super volunteers. If you’re interested in helping, visit the library and let us know, or call volunteer coordinator Fran Bardusco at 609-273-5974. You can also just stop by any Thursday between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. to get involved and/or work on the beautiful decorations that will transform our library for the festival.

This year, we are thrilled to partner with our three favorite Mexican restaurants in town, El Tule, Tacos Tancun, and Buenos Dias Cafe, who will serve a mix of tacos, tamales, horchata, and more. We are also continuing to collaborate with the ACME Screening Room and artist James Dupree. 

The Acme Screening Room will be showing two films made in Oaxaca that weekend: the classic Nacho Libre and a current film, La Negrada, about Costa Chica’s Afro-Latino population. Check for their listing. From August 16th through August 31st, join us at Dupree Gallery Lambertville for an exhibition featuring selected works from the Valley of the Gods series and Folk Art imported straight from Oaxaca, Mexico. After the festival, Dupree Gallery will host a concurrent reception on Sunday, August 25th.

We are eagerly counting down the days until we see you at the festival!



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