On April 23, 2022, San Diego/Alcalá Sister Cities Society organized the 9th Annual Cervantes Festival in Balboa Park. We celebrated and honored Alcalá de Henares, our sister city in Spain and birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, by a public reading of passages from Cervantes´ immortal novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.
San Diego/Alcalá Sister Cities Society and House of Spain invites you to the 8th annual Cervantes Festival. Saturday, April 23rd, from 10am to 3pm at the Balboa Park House of Pacific Relations lawn.
San Diego’s Sister City in Spain is Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. To honor and celebrate the author of Don Quijote de La Mancha, SanDiego/Alcalá Sister Cities Society organizes an annual Cervantes Festival in Balboa Park. Students and their instructors and families, along with all SanDiegans, are invited to read their favorite passage of Cervantes’ immortal novel.
The Cervantes Festival this year is a virtual zoom event supported by Professor Sarah Heras’ students at The Children’s School in La Jolla and Professor Alicia Sandoval’s students at Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School. The students will read a selection of Cervantes’ novel, Don Quijote de La Mancha, and submit original art depicting scenes of the adventures of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.
The art displayed here is the three top selections from the Children’s School to appear on the official Cervantes Festival Poster. The art work from Longfellow School students will be displayed at a later date.
Thank you Sarah and Alicia for providing this experience for your students and for helping keep the Cervantes Festival alive!