Mexican Fiesta Was Pure Fun
And bigger than ever, as our photos show.
The gate leading to the Henry Maier Festival Park featured the words “¡Se Siente!” And that can only mean one thing: Mexican Fiesta is back.
The words Se Siente translate to “it feels” and oh what a feeling the festival conjured: it was brimming with culture everywhere you went, from the varied booths and vendors throughout the festival grounds to the dance and music performances. Women in bright blues and pinks and men in dashing outfits gracefully moved about the Harley Davidson Stage and El Rey/Rosen Motors Stage while spurred on by the music. One particularly invigorating display was a dance involving blindfolds and machetes.
The festival featured 450 different vendors and exhibitors. The cultural pavilion was transformed into a miniature village filled to the brim with wood carvings, dolls, and more for sale. Guests were even treated to performances on the stage to go with their shopping. Some shopkeepers even went all out with Day of the Dead-inspired makeup. There was an all-you-can-eat Taco dinner, tequila tastings and a wonderful variety of food vendors.
Our photos capture the action.