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Dia de los Niños y Libros

3 Day Family Festival April 26th – 27th

MariachiEl día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.
Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm we will host an art exhibit (exhibit will run through May 11th) and reception sponsored by Blue Zones Project featuring more than 10 Fort Worth ISD schools art students in Galeria de la Rosa. On Friday, April 27th Ballet Folklorico Azteca performance and music performances followed by a FREE movie screening of the animation hit “SING” will occur on the Rose Marine Theater stage from 6 – 9:30 pm. Saturday April 28th from 2 to 6:30 pm, Artes de la Rosa will have our outdoor festival that will feature performances from Artes Academy, Toty & Andy The Clowns, Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth, Multicultural Mustang Dance Team, choir(s), Diamond Hill Jarvis High Dazzlers as well as Mariachi and jazz orchestra(s) from Fort Worth ISD. There will be arts & crafts tables, games and face painting for children to explore, create and play. *Performances Subject To Change The common goals of all Día programming are to: 

  • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories, and libraries.
  • Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture. 
  • Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
  • Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

Opportunities for vendors and exhibitors at the festival are available. To explore those options and request further information, including vendor application form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 817-624-8333. Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts is a 501c3 organization and Fort Worth’s only Latino Cultural Center dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, lives, and history of the Latino Culture for all to enjoy

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