Let’s celebrate 45 years of Mexican Fiesta!
Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) invites you to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Mexican Fiesta, which is one of the largest Mexican Hispanic festivals in the Midwest (paid entrance). Since 1973, Mexican Fiesta has brought the sound, culture, and taste of México and Latin American countries to Milwaukee’s lakefront.
Celebrate three days of fun, food, Mariachi, and Fiesta this coming August 24th, 25th & 26th, 2018 at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park |Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From noon to midnight all three days! (200 N. Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202).
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. Where the past and the present come alive through the crafts, folkloric dances, music, and craft workshops. Also, you can enjoy our traditional freshly baked bread “Pan de Feria,” by master bakers directly from México. Don’t forget to stop by the Genealogy booth that will feature the Mexican Fiesta History.
Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 24th| 5:00 p.m. at the Cultural Pavilion.
Mexican Fiesta will feature Mariachi, folklore dancers and a variety of colorful entertainment such as:
Do not miss the Symphonic Concert – a fusion of Mariachi, Orchestra and Soprano singer that will make you feel like you are in México. Also, all three days you will be able to see the ESTATUAS VIVIENTES / Living Statues that come alive to create moments. On Friday, dress up like a CATRINA and join the Dia de Los Muertos Parade, plus visit the exhibit at the Cultural Pavilion to learn more about the tradition of the “Altar” and all the elements about this festivity.
On Saturday, a spectacular Custom Car & Motorcycle Show will be on display from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the south end of the grounds. Be ready to have fun at the Lucha Libre/ Wrestling show at the Sports area on Saturday and Sunday, with special appearance from WWE Hall of Fame Legend TITO SANTANA (Sunday’s show).
Mexican Fiesta has the honor to count with the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe once again. The sanctuary honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe will be open for the three days of the festival from noon to midnight. Join us in the lakefront procession at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at the Amphitheater on Sunday. Mass is FREE, after mass all promotions and gate ticket prices apply.
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:
Plenty of different activities will be hosted during Mexican Fiesta 2018 for the entire family to enjoy: Soccer Tournaments, Contest, Midway Rides, Children’s Area & Stage, Lakefront Stage, Commercial Expo, Community & Health Fair Pavilion, Taste of Mexico Pavilion, Fiesta Bars, and Much More.
Mexican Fiesta is also promoting health! On Sunday, August 26th the Fiesta Run & Walk will take place at the Lake Shore Park (Summerfest grounds) to create and maximize public awareness on the devastating effects of Diabetes and Obesity. Walk Marshal: Justin Williams | Run Marshall: Ramona Villarreal. Registration is available at www.mexicanfiesta.org/fiesta-run-walk/
For more details visit www.mexicanfiesta.org.
Enjoy all these activities at an affordable price by purchasing your tickets ahead of time at the Mexican Fiesta office and El Rey Grocery Stores for only $14 per adult (9yrs old +), children 8 years old and under enter FREE with an adult. ($17 at the gate). Online tickets are available at www.mexicanfiesta.org.
Cash & Credit/Debit cards are accepted for ALL food purchases. Credit/Debit Cards and Tickets will be used ONLY for the purchase of alcoholic beverage, bottled soda, and water.
The WHSF provides a cultural and educational environment to enhance and improve the academic success of the Hispanic Community while promoting a better understanding of the arts, history, literature and the perpetuation of Hispanic culture. To date, WHSF has provided over $1,330,000.00 in college scholarships.
For more information contact the Mexican Fiesta office at 414-383-7066 or visit www.mexicanfiesta.org. The festival’s program is subject to change without prior notice.