Saturday, October 1st, the courtyard at the Petaluma Adobe was enlivened by the performance of the Baile de California who came to help celebrate Fandango! As they have done for many years, these dancers in their colorful costumes performed traditional dances and encouraged park visitors to join them and learn the steps. Novices also learned the intricacies of playing the castanets. (Who knew there is a male castanet and a female castanet?) Kids had an opportunity to learn there own dance routines and to make colorful paper flowers. It was a perfect day, not too hot for all the activities. Thanks to Ranger Crystal Battles and the parks staff who assisted her in running this enjoyable traditional event.

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