Music, locals and tented booths descended on the Bucklin Park green here Saturday to celebrate the 11th annual Kutembelea, a celebration honoring Black History Month.
Cloudy weather proved accommodating for the day's event, which attracted a diversity of locals to the festivity.
Speakers, singers, karate demonstrators and ballet folklorico dancers were all featured on the informal stage.
The celebration also featured several booths with everything from food to crafts to service organizations.
The local Kutembelea celebration was started in 1990 by Donald Walker, a local educator, when he felt that a visual celebration of black history should be offered in the Imperial Valley.
Meaning "to visit," Kutembelea was formed to bring together and encourage camaraderie between locals, agencies and organizations and to display a "show and tell" of local protective services.