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Festival of Literary Arts & Culture

  • 117 N Sycamore Santa Ana, CA, 92701 (map)

This whole event, featuring a beautiful range of diverse and evocative artists of authentic self-expression in its rawest form, offers an eclectic, dynamic and diverse menu of literary readings, poetry, spoken word styles and artists of all kinds, in and evening heightened by live events throughout the downtown with music, performance, and titillating visual art experiences. Join us on the first Saturday of March for Boca de Oro, Santa Ana’s Second Annual “Mouth of Gold” Festival. 

As the eyes of the region are turned on Downtown Santa Ana for its Second annual Art and Literature Festival. The city has welcomed a diverse mix of some of the finest writers, poets, thinkers and artists to come out and perform. Hosting over 100+ authors as well as 500+ home grown emerging visual and performing artists, this fascinating festival appeals to readers, writers and thinkers and anyone who loves the arts. Boca de Oro is an enticing mixture of keynote presentations, literary reading, poetry slams, panel discussions, author workshops, book signings, and more.

Boca de Oro coincides with Downtown Santa Ana's monthly Artwalk. View exhibitions between, before and after your sessions.

Many of our sessions will be inside downtown restaurants, where you can try Orange County's best new foods and drinks.

Family-friendly and free for all ages. SAUSD students and professional artists are showcasing powerful and inspiring works.

There is convenient and low-cost parking throughout downtown. The closest garages to Boca de Oro are:

  • 3rd & Broadway

  • 3rd & Birch St.

  • 5th & Spurgeon

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Photo by Andrej Nihil on Unsplash

Earlier Event: March 2
Santa Ana Zoo Birthday Party
Later Event: March 2
Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk