A one-day free festival on Saturday September 15, 2018 at Fiesta Gardens Park celebrating the culture of the Mexican-American community with food, music, song and dance.
Fiestas Patrias of Austin presents the 40th annual Hispanic Heritage celebration set for September 15, 2018 at Fiesta Gardens Park West. Fiestas Patrias of Austin is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Hispanic culture through festivals by showcasing the music, song and dance to the community of Austin since 1978.
This celebration will bring the Hispanic community together to celebrate the rich history, heritage, and culture of their Mexican ancestors who fought and sacrificed their lives to seek independence from the Spanish government during the early 1800’s. The determination to succeed in seeking liberty, and correcting social injustices imposed by the Spaniards inspired Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla to proceed and execute his plans for revolution on September 15, 1810 with El Grito de Independencia or Call for Freedom.
This one-day event will feature a variety of Tejano and Conjunto bands under the Johnny Degollado pavilion. These bands that will bring the extraordinary sound of the accordion to life through various levels of rhythms and beats so that may find yourself dancing to cumbias, boleros, rancheras, and many other dance styles that are popular with the performing bands. The unique sound of these various musical groups using different types of musical instruments along with vocal harmony of lead and backup singers brings the heart, soul and culture of Mexico and Texas to life on the stage at Fiesta Gardens.
Also performing is Ballet Folklorico Mari Cruz dancers from the Austin area with their colorful dance outfits performing a variety of Mexican dances originating from various regions of Mexico. Mariachi Los Toros will also fill the pavilion with traditional music.
Fiesta Gardens is located at 1901 Jesse Segovia St. Coming south on I H 35 take the Cesar Chavez exit. Take a left on Cesar Chavez St. to Chicon St. and head south to Fiesta Gardens Park. Coming North on IH 35 take the Cesar Chavez exit and take a right. Continue east to Chicon St. Take a right on Chicon St. and head south to Fiesta Gardens Park. For further information about this event visit our website at www.diezyseis.org
Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes. No pets allowed except for service animals. Bicycle parking at your own risk is available inside the park fence line.
2018/09/15 - 2018/09/15
Additional time info:
Hispanic Heritage Event Schedule
12:00 p.m. DOORS OPEN
12:00 p.m. DJ JOE LOUIS RODRIGUEZ
1:30 p.m. LOS TEXAS WRANGLERS
2:45 p.m. POWERED BY FAITH
4:00 p.m. BALLET FOLKLORICO de MARI CRUZ
4:45 p.m. HISPANIC HERITAGE PROGRAM
MARIACHI LOS TOROS
5:15 p.m. CONJUNTO KATS
6:45 p.m. LOS MARCELES
8:15 p.m. MARCOS OROZCO
NO PETS, NO COMFORT ANIMALS, NO BACKPACKS, NO ICE CHESTS