Your Rancho Penasquitos real estate professionals are excited to report on the 15th annual Fiesta de los Penasquitos which was held yesterday, Sunday May 2, 2010. The festival is a big highlight for residents of Rancho Penasquitos homes and the surrounding San Diego community. It is an opportunity for area musicians and students to showcase their talents, and is fun and entertaining for people of all ages. This year’s annual street festival drew approximately 15,000 people and was a great success.
This year’s performance schedule was packed with talent on three stages. My personal favorites were the performances by our local high school and middle school students. The Mariachi Griego de Montgomery Middle School was a big hit, with more than a dozen singers, horn players, and violinists lighting up the stage with classical mariachi music and ornate Mexican costumes. Westview High School was also well represented by the Westview Saxophone Quintet, which put on a great show of modern jazz. Other musical highlights included world music from TINKU-Latin Rhythm, Terry Matsuoka, the House of Puerto Rico (San Diego) and Zimbeat.
Dancers of all ages were featured on the Pavilion Stage throughout the day. The Rosie-Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance entertained with true Riverdance style. The young ladies from the Academy of Dance Arts put on two dramatic and well synchronized shows. The students from the City Ballet were graceful and inspirational. Step by Step dance and Giminny Kids also showcased their talents.
The Rancho Penasquitos martial arts academies also put on shows and generously offered vouchers for free martial arts classes. The students at United Studios of Self Defense and Swift Kick Martial Arts put on wonderful demonstrations discipline, strength, and coordination. It is no wonder that these martial arts programs are so popular with kids and their parents in Rancho Penasquitos.
Proceeds from the festival go toward grant awards to individuals and organizations that serve Rancho Penasquitos and the San Diego region. The event itself is free, but money is raised in the form of sponsorships and ticket sales for the rides, games, and attractions. This year’s sponsors included the Rancho Penasquitos Town Council, SDG&E, AT&T, The Home Depot, Doubletree Golf Resort, Bertrand’s Music, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and others.
The Fiesta de los Penasquitos is just another reason why Rancho Penasquitos homes are constantly in high demand. Perfect weather, great schools, and the friendly community atmosphere are just a few of the other reasons. If you have questions about Rancho Penasquitos or San Diego real estate in general, please drop us a line. We’re always glad to help!