Mexican Fiesta - Three Days of Fun, Food, Music, and Culture
For over 40 years, Mexican Fiesta has celebrated the sounds, culture, and tastes of Mexico while honoring the traditions and family-values of the growing Hispanic community. This year’s festival will once again be held at Milwaukee’s Summerfest Grounds located at 200 North Harbor Drive and will run August 21st to 23rd from noon until midnight each day.
The family-oriented event will feature many culturally-themed attractions, including a gallery of Latino-influenced artwork, an impressive lineup of national and international musicians and entertainers, and lucha libre wrestling on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be midway rides, a children’s area with a dedicated children’s stage, a handmade craft fair, and over 400 food vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors at the commercial expo.
As Mexican Fiesta would not be complete without some contests to enjoy throughout the three day event, the organizers have added several to the weekend’s festivities. On Friday, dancers will celebrate the rhythms of merengue and salsa during the salsarengue contest. Another dance contest will occur on Saturday, as well as a traditional Mexican screaming contest and a hopping contest. Saturday will also feature Hot Wheelz 2015 – a car and motorcycle show with fantastic cash prizes. On Sunday there will be a traditional costume contest for children aged 1 to 11, a jalapeño eating contest, and an amateur bachata dance contest.
Tickets for the festival are $13 pre-sale or $15 at the gate, but there are free admission opportunities available. Anyone wishing to attend the festival without paying the entry fee will be granted free access to the grounds on Friday between noon and 3 p.m. Seniors aged 65 and over, people with disabilities, and active military personnel and veterans can also attend Mexican Fiesta free of charge on both Saturday and Sunday by arriving between noon and 1 p.m. Current identification will be required at the gate. Children aged 8 and under are always free with a paid adult admission.
More information about Milwaukee’s Mexican Fiesta can be obtained by visiting their website at www.mexicanfiesta.org or by contacting festival organizers directly by emailing email@example.com or calling 414-383-7066.