Milwaukee: The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation,
Inc. (WHSF) is hosting its 40th annual Mexican
festival and expo, August 23 – 25, 2013. Since 1973, Mexican
Fiesta has been bringing the sound, culture, and taste of México
and Latin American countries to Milwaukee’s lakefront, at the
Mexican Fiesta encourages individuals from all ethnic
backgrounds to share the beauty of Latin Countries’ history,
art, music, and food. Mexican Fiesta will be hosting a
Tequila Tasting the three days of the festivals, directly
from the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The Tequila Tasting will take
place on the Tequila Pavilion, Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00
p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 2:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.; separate
admission is required.
The Cultural Pavilion will display an exhibition of the
Mexican arts & crafts from more than 100 artisans coming
directly from different states of México. Also, crafts,
folkloric dances, music, and craft workshops. You can enjoy
traditional freshly baked bread—Pan de Feria—by master
baker Carlos Roldán from the State of Hidalgo, México.
will feature Mariachi, folklore dancers, and variety of colorful
entertainment such as: Sounds and Movements of México;
Pok-Ta-Pok: Ballgame of the Ancient Maya - presented by René
Avila, Academy of Mexican Dance and Music, Danzoneros por
Siempre AC Academy, and Ballet Foklorico Nuestro Mexico.
This year the WHSF and Mexican Fiesta will have an exhibition of
“La Catrina - Who is this lady? Where did she come from?” a
Mexican symbol of Day of the Dead [Día de los Muertos].
As a tradition, we will count 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, there will be a lakefront procession at 10:15 a.m.,
followed by Mass, with principal celebrant Mons. Silvio José
Baéz Ortega, O.C.D, Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Nicaragua.
features music such as: banda, ranchero, norteño, salsa,
bachata , and cumbia, with live performances that
include: Paquita La de Barrio, El Chapo de Sinaloa, Toby
Love, Banda Machos, Emilio Navaira, Los Sementales de Nuevo
León, Alejandra Orozco, Latin Breed, Los Desperadoz, Mariachi
Joya de Mexico, and Villalobos Brothers.
Do not miss the opportunity to see the Latin masked superstars
of Lucha Libre - Wrestling show, located at the North
side of the Cultural Pavilion. Plenty of different activities
will be hosted for the entire family—Soccer Tournaments,
Contests, Midway Rides, Children’s Area & Stage, Rock en Español
Stage, Commercial Expo, Community & Health Fair Pavilion,
Hotwheelz 2013 - Car & Motorcycle show, Art Gallery, Science
Expo, Genealogy Exhibit y más!
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 $1,000,000 in college scholarships.
For more information contact the Mexican Fiesta office at
414-383-7066. The festival's program is subject to change
without prior notice.