Mexican arts festival this weekend

The seventh annual Festival Mexicano brings salsa, mariachi and pinatas to Victoria's Centennial Square

The seventh annual Festival Mexicano brings salsa, mariachi and pinatas to Centennial Square this weekend.

Hosted by the Mexican Canadian Community Association of Victoria, the free event runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the square.

To start the celebrations early, head to the Victoria Event Centre Friday (July 12), where $15 will get you a Mexican dinner and salsa performance.

Centennial Square activities include salsa dance lessons and performances, traditional Mexican food, craft vendors, workshops and family-friendly activities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mexican ice-skating team, whose members are currently seeking Olympic qualification.

For more info, visit victoriamexicancanadian.org.