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Preparations underway for Mexican Fiesta

The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is getting ready for one of the largest Mexican Hispanic festivals in the Midwest - "Mexican Fiesta". Since 1973, Mexican Fiesta has brought the sound, culture, and taste of México and Latin American countries to Milwaukee's lakefront.

The event will take place August 25, 26 & 27 at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park. The grounds will be open from noon to midnight all three days.

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 150 artisans coming directly from different states of México.

Mexican Fiesta will feature Mariachi, folklore dancers and a variety of colorful entertainment such as:

  • Ballet Sonidos y Movimientos from Jalisco
  • Mahuatzi – Danza Group from Chihuahua
  • Dance Academy of México of Marina Croft
  • “Corazón Salsero” Rumba|Mambo|Chachacha
  • Instituto Cultural de Danza de Manuel Gaona
  • Mariachi Tradicional y Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit - SPAUAN

The sanctuary honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe will be open for the three days of the festival from noon to midnight. Confessions will be heard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. On Sunday, August 27th; join us in the lakefront procession at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass at the Marcus Amphitheater.

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


  • Ulices Chaidez y sus Plebes
  • La Séptima Banda
  • Tito El Bambino
  • Pancho Barraza
  • Joss Favela
  • Ángeles Azules
  • Mariachi Los Camperos
  • Ángeles Ochoa
  • El Poder del Norte
  • Raulito Navaira
  • La Santa Cecilia
  • Los Ramones de Nuevo León
  • Maribel Guardia Y Julián Figueroa
  • Los Pasteles Verdes
  • Hometown Boys
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