A large gathering of masked performers returns as an in-person festival this September. Cultural Coalition’s Fourth Annual Mask Alive Festival will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St. in Mesa.
Cultural Coalition offers the free festival showcasing local vibrant arts and culture organizations to the families and communities of Arizona, according to a release.
Each year, Mask Alive presents a variety of entertainment that spans the diverse cultures of the Valley, with dance, music, puppets and more, all presented by colorful masked performers. Attendees can enjoy the powerful beats of Japanese Taiko drums with Ken Koshio, the colors and costumes of the Quetzalli Ballet Folklórico dancers, and the exciting rhythms of the Sankofa African music and dancers.
Applications to participate in the festival as a sponsor or vendor are open. Artists, food trucks, small businesses, and nonprofits are invited to apply on the event page at culturalcoalition.com/events/mask-alive.
Family arts and craft activities, local food trucks and opportunities to join in the masked celebrations will also return as part of the festival.
This event is made possible in part by the Raza Development Fund and Mesa City Councilmembers David Luna and Francisco Heredia as well as Vice Mayor Jenn Duff, the release states.