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La Gran Tardeada

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A flyer for La Gran Tardeada on May 18, 2024 from noon to 6 pm at the UC Davis Quad

La Gran Tardeada is a vibrant and lively day-long celebration that brings together the Chicanx/Latinx community in a joyous gathering filled with delicious food, enchanting music, and energetic dance. This annual event holds a special significance as it honors both the rich cultural traditions of the past and the creation of new ones. La Gran Tardeada serves as a focal point for celebrating the diverse intersectional identities and experiences within the beautiful Chicanx/Latinx community.

Originating during La Raza Week, an event that commemorates and celebrates the heritage, contributions, and struggles of the Chicanx/Latinx community, La Gran Tardeada has a remarkable history spanning over 50 years. Over time, it has grown into a beloved tradition cherished by community members and eagerly anticipated each year.

Food plays a central role in La Gran Tardeada, offering a delectable array of traditional dishes and flavors. Live performances by talented musicians and dancers infuse the event with infectious rhythms, bringing people together on the dance floor. La Gran Tardeada embraces the principle of inclusivity, aiming to celebrate and uplift all intersectional identities within the Chicanx/Latinx community. It serves as a space where people can come together, regardless of their background, gender, sexuality, or any other aspect of their identity, fostering a sense of belonging, pride, and empowerment.

Through its festivities and cultural showcases, La Gran Tardeada strives to preserve and transmit the heritage and legacy of the Chicanx/Latinx community to future generations. It is a testament to the resilience, strength, and vibrancy of the community, encapsulating the spirit of unity, love, and cultural pride that defines the Chicanx/Latinx experience.

La Gran Tardeada 2024

La Gran Tardeada will be on on Saturday, May 18th from 12pm to 6pm at the UC Davis Quad. We are excited to see you there!


May 18
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


UC Davis Quad
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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