Viva La Plaza Cabo!
Downtown, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The public square known as Amelia Wilkes Plaza in downtown Cabo San Lucas with its picturesque gazebo and gardens, is under revitalization and is the site for weekly art and cultural events under the designation of “Viva la Plaza!”
The municipal government, along with friends of the project, have expressed their desire for these events to generate an economic spill to the restaurants and retail establishments in the area surrounding the park. The main objective is to give visitors and locals a place to see the real culture of Mexico in an inviting and safe environment. Luna Itzel, a local singer known as “the Voice of Mexico,” will headline many of the events, with other artists such as dancers, opera singers, and jazz musicians participating.
The event takes place every Friday evening, 5 p.m.–9 p.m., and includes vintage crafts, gastronomy, and pieces by Mexican artisans. The park encompasses a city block and is bounded by Lazaro Cardenas, Miguel Hidalgo, Francisco Madero, and Avenue Cabo San Lucas.
The main plaza in downtown Cabo San Lucas was named after and dedicated to Amelia Wilkes Ceseña, who was born in 1907. She was an illustrious teacher who left an important educational legacy on Cabo San Lucas and who worked tirelessly to improve the living conditions of many families. She was known for her dedicated work in education and uplifting values for children and the youths of Cabo San Lucas.
Julio Rodriquez, who has an important role with the restoration project, stated that this weekly event is the new cultural face of Cabo San Lucas. His vision is to promote Cabo San Lucas as a gastronomic destination as well to show visitors and locals alike what Mexico is all about through food, fiestas, and fun.
By Sandra A. Berry, 22 September 2017
For more information and photos visit: Plaza Amelia Wilkes Cabo San Lucas