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63rd Annual Fiesta Mexicana takes place this weekend

(Flint, Mich.) – Come enjoy a taste of Hispanic culture from delicious food to exciting entertainment at the Fiesta Mexicana in Flint this weekend.  The event is the largest celebration of Latin culture outside of Detroit and Grand Rapids and will take place on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 starting at 10 a.m. Festivities will run until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

“We invite the community to join us for the 63rd Annual Fiesta Mexicana after not being able to be together last year,” said Tòmas Tello, member of the Fiesta Mexicana Planning Committee.

“Our community is proud of our culture and want our friends in Flint, Genesee County and Mid-Michigan to experience the richness of the Hispanic culture,” Tello added.

The annual event showcases authentic food, musical acts, cultural exhibitions and vendors. Musical acts will be coming from across the state. These include Techs-Mex Productionz- La Familia Tijeras (Deejayz), Dj Kiké V, Culturas de Sol Dance Group, Dj Vato Loco, Los Hermanos Escamilla and Trabuco Y Son.

Entertainment will also be provided by El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil, a youth-arts program focused on preserving Mexican culture.  The group will perform Mariachi style presentations throughout the weekend.

Admission is free. and there will be events for the whole family.  Attendees will be able to purchase authentic Mexican and Latin American food including fajitas, tacos, tamales, enchiladas and pan de dulce or sweet bread.

Hispanics make up 5.1% of Michigan’s population and their population in the region continues to grow.  Nationally, Hispanics make up 17.8% of the U.S. population.

Fiesta Mexicana will take place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, located at 2316 W. Coldwater Road, Flint, 48505.

Additional questions regarding the event should be directed to Tòmas Tello at 810-516-5398.  Learn more on Facebook at Fiesta Mexicana at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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