The first Festival de la Raza is scheduled to take place Saturday in downtown.

Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture Norma Bustamante said the event is intended to draw local, national and international tourists to the area and make it a gathering place for all generations and social classes.

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at abojorquez@ivpressonline.com or 760-335-4646.

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