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Mariachi Festival – September 7, 2019

Please join the Viva La Vida crew at the first ever, Mariachi Festival held in beautiful downtown Santa Ana. This event will take place on Sycamore Street between 4th and 5th Streets on Saturday September 7, 2019. In partnership with the City of Santa Ana as part of their ongoing celebrations dedicated to the city’s 150th birthday. We hope to see you there!

Vendor opportunities are available! Please download the MariachiFest_Vendor_2019 form or contact us at


Sponsor Spotlight: The Frida Cinema


  The Frida Cinema is in the heart of La Cuatro. A traditional marquee stands out among its neighboring eateries and businesses, clearly identifying itself as a movie theater. Only, the Frida is not a movie theater, it’s an art house. The only art house in Orange County. An art house is a horse of a different color. Like a living breathing organism, it is ever-changing, growing with immense vitality. A namesake of Frida Kahlo, the Frida Cinema embodies the barrier-breaking spirit of Kahlo herself. Continue reading Sponsor Spotlight: The Frida Cinema

Sponsor Spotlight: González Northgate Markets


  The 2nd annual Viva La Vida is less than a week away. While we count down the days, we’d like to spotlight our generous sponsors. As a grassroots team of locals, most of whom were born and raised in Santa Ana, we’re proud to collaborate with businesses that love this city as much as we do. Working on Viva La Vida is a labor of love for each of us and we’re happy to be supported not only by businesses that we frequent, but also the individuals behind those businesses. Continue reading Sponsor Spotlight: González Northgate Markets

Dia de los Muertos – A celebration of amor eterno


Hi there! My name is Jessica and I coordinate the altars at the Santa Ana Dia de los Muertos Festival, Viva La Vida. Since 2009, my husband and I have participated as altar builders in other local day of the dead celebrations creating altars for our loved ones who have departed. Continue reading Dia de los Muertos – A celebration of amor eterno

Viva La Vida Highlights from 2015


Viva La Vida 2015 was phenomenal. And it couldn’t have happened without you! Check out this short clip of last years highlights! Make sure you share this video and our new 2016 event with your friends and family.

Stay posted to our website for more updates leading up to the festival on October 22nd 2016!

Continue reading Viva La Vida Highlights from 2015