Chapin Summer Festival, a non-profit organization, returns this year with the 6th Annual Chapín Los Ángeles Festival taking place at Lafayette Park on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The 6th annual event is free to celebrate Guatemalan culture and its vibrant community through the country’s historic folklore, music, arts and crafts, and delicious “Chapín” gastronomy.

Musical talent from Guatemala:
Los Tres Huitecos (actors), Los Mamboteros, En La Mira Con K-riño, Tambor de La Tribu, Marimba Alegría Chapina, Las Divas del Swing, Grupo Folklórico Ajusdigua. The emcees are Guatemalan Channel 7 Mario Vallar and María René Pérez.

Food will be available for purchase, including these rich, traditional Guatemalan foods: ‘garnachas’ (similar to a Mexican ‘sop’), ‘shucos’ (Guatemalan-style hot dogs), ‘pepian’ chicken, ‘enchiladas’ and ‘hilachas’ (simmered meat).

Arts and crafts:
Traditional shoes, pottery, jewelry, clothing, tablecloths and handbags.


The Republic of Guatemala is a Central American country that historically formed the core of the Maya civilization, one of the most sophisticated and developed societies in the history of the Americas and the entire world. After being subjected to Spanish rule, Guatemala gained independence in 1821 and became an independent republic in 1821. A decades-long civil war that began in the 1950s prompted generations of Guatemalans to seek a better life abroad, often in Florida, Texas. , and California.

Metro Los Angeles is home to one of the largest Guatemalan populations outside of Guatemala. Communities with significant numbers of Guatemalans include the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Hawthorne, Palmdale, Inglewood, Paramount, and the unincorporated communities of Lennox and Val Verde.

Metro Los Angeles is also home to several notable Guatemalans, including prominent street artist Mauricio “Cache” Reyes, as well as a plethora of Guatemalan restaurants serving delicious traditional dishes.

Chapín is a word that many Guatemalans use to proudly describe their ethnicity, and the history of the word chapín dates back to the 15th century. Chapines were a popular type of platform in Spain. The shoe for which the Guatemalan nickname earned its name eventually died out and at present the name is very popular and is used as an adjective for a person who is from Guatemala.

About Festival Chapín Los Angeles:

Chapin Summer Festival Inc. is a California-based non-profit organization committed to promoting Guatemalan art and culture abroad. Its mission is to offer resources to educational institutions in Guatemala that help promote the education, health and well-being of children from the country’s less privileged homes.

Event details:

The Chapín Los Angeles Festival is free and attracts a multicultural audience from Southern California every year.
Food, drinks, crafts, to buy.
Date: -August 27 and 28.
Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
All ages:
Lafayette Park is located at 625 S. Lafayette Park Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Car park:
Athena parking lot – 611, rue Carondelet (cash or $10 credit.)
Public transport is recommended

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Chapín Festival Los Angeles -2022
Chapin Festival Los Angeles – 2022