Fiestas Mexicanas Returns in 2022
Fiestas Mexicanas returned this weekend after a three-year hiatus, celebrating Latin American Independence during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fiestas Mexicanas is an event centered on celebrating Mexican history and culture, featuring traditional Mexican dance and music.
Organizers of this event include Martha and Wilber Zaldivar, Reyes Avilez, Gaby Fernandez, Maria Lima, and Juan Sanchez.
This event originated 18 years ago, with the last celebration back in 2019 due to COVID-19 halting any large outdoor events.
Food vendors include El Tapatio Taqueria, Tacos Chavo, the Tropical Salvadoreño restaurant, Churros Factoria, Freddy's Kitchen, and Botanas Locas.
This celebration kicked off on Friday at the Triangle Park in Wenatchee. Around 7 p.m., they began with the opening El Grito ceremony, celebrating Mexican Independence Day.
On Saturday, featured events include Folklorico dancing from the Corazón de México, a Folklorico dance team from Wenatchee High School, along with performances from Pioneer Middle School.
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Funds from this event will go towards a scholarship fund.