The Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara brought back the Brazilian Day Festival on Saturday.
The free Santa Barbara event featured live music, dancers, Brazilian cuisine and more throughout the day at De la Guerra Plaza and nearby Casa de la Guerra.
“It is our third year and our first year in a bigger venue, bringing this to the whole community on a larger scale. We decided recently to go bigger and do something in the park to gather community members and bring Brazilian joy to the community,” said Mariano Silva, CEO of the Brazilian arts center. Mr. Silva is also a professor of Brazilian dance at UCSB.
This event was an opportunity for the entire Santa Barbara community to enjoy the vibrant culture of Brazil.
For more about the festival, see Monday’s News-Press.
The Monday edition will also feature an update about The Natural Cafe on lower State Street, photos from a sea glass show in Carpinteria and a look at the remodeled tasting room at Longoria Winery in Lompoc.
Mariano Silva, CEO of the Brazilian Arts Cultural Center of Santa Barbara, talks about this weekend’s festival in Monday’s edition of the News-Press.