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Mexican Fiesta Kicks Off

The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) is proud to present one of the largest Mexican Hispanic festivals in the Midwest \"Mexican Fiesta\".

Since 1973, Mexican Fiesta has been bringing the sound, culture, and taste of México and Latin American countries to Milwaukee's lakefront.

Mexican Fiesta encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to share the beauty of Latin Countries' history, art, music, and food. The attractive Cultural Pavilion will display an extraordinary show and exhibition of the Mexican arts & crafts from more than 120 artisans coming directly from different states of México.

As a tradition, we will count with the presence of Our Lady of Zapopan, coming directly from Zapopan, Jalisco, México. The sanctuary honoring Our Lady of Zapopan will be open for the three days of the festival from noon to midnight. Confessions will be heard from 6 PM to 8 PM each day.

On Sunday, August 23rd, join us in the lakefront procession at 10:15 AM followed by Mass, with principal celebrant Father Guadalupe Santos from Ayutla, Jalisco, México.

Mexican Fiesta will feature traditional music such as Banda - Ranchero - Norteño - Salsa - Bachata - Cumbia - Pop & Rock en Español and much more, with live performances.

On Sunday, August 23rd the Fiesta Run & Walk will take place at the Summerfest Grounds to create and maximize public awareness of the devastating effects of Diabetes and Obesity. Marshall for the Walk will be Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Two Time World MMA Champion, and the Marshall for the Run will be Ramona Villarreal, Ironman 70.3 World Athlete.

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