Chamorro Cultural Festival canceled


The Chamorro Cultural Festival, the largest event centered around Chamorro culture in the continental United States, has been canceled.

The cultural event, which happens during CHamoru month each year on the campus of Cal State San Marcos, is organized by CHE’LU, an organization committed to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of Chamorro culture, language, and health.

According to the CCF Team, it has been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation as well as state and local government advisories.

“The health, safety, and well-being of our guests, vendors, and other stakeholders is of paramount importance to us. With an ever-increasing concern to the Covid-19 outbreak, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone to cancel the Chamorro Culture Festival,” the CCF team stated in its Instagram account.

Started in 2010, the Chamorro Cultural Festival is an annual event filled with family-fun events, Chamorro music, dance, art, cuisine, and cultural education. Since its inception, CCFs have drawn thousands of Southern Californians, out-of-staters and many of Chamorro friends from the Mariana Islands.