Milwaukee – Mexican Fiesta, hosted by the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., (WHSF) has called Henry Maier Festival Park home almost as long as Summerfest has. Starting on the south side in 1973, the fiesta moved to the Maier grounds in 1977.
The WHSF provides a cultural and educational environment to enhance and improve 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 $1,250,000 in college scholarships.
Mexican Fiesta brings the sound, culture, and taste of Mexico to Milwaukee’s lakefront this coming August 22, 23 & 24, 2014. The longstanding event is rooted in pillars of community, education, Mexican heritage, and cultural advancement.
Mexican Fiesta is more than just a celebration; it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best.
Education is the key to the future, and though scholarship awards, the festival becomes the gateway to young Hispanics taking their rightful place in society by continuing education.
Mexican Fiesta is a cultural foundation concentrating on providing education and cultural events for the growing Hispanic community. The festival honors culture, tradition and family. 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 100 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 the traditional freshly baked bread “Pan de Feria” by master baker Carlos Roldan from the State of Hidalgo, México.
As a tradition, Mexican Fiesta will continue with the presence of Our Lady of Zapopan, coming directly from Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. On Sunday, join us in the lakefront procession at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass.
Plenty of different activities will be hosted during Mexican Fiesta 2014 for the entire family, Soccer Tournaments, Contest, Midway Rides, Children’s Area & Stage, Rock en Español Stage, Commercial Expo, Community & Health Fair Pavilion, Hotwheelz 2014 – Car & Motorcycle show, Art Gallery, Science Expo, Genealogy Exhibit and Much More.
Enjoy all these activities for an affordable price by purchasing your tickets ahead of time at El Rey Grocery Stores and Mi Super Mercados for only $13 per adult (9yrs old +), children 8 years old and under enter FREE with an adult.