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26th Annual Mexican Fiesta brings spice to weekend

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Friday, June 22, 2007

The smell of enchiladas, tamales and other Mexican food -- as well as the sounds of dance music -- will signal the annual Mexican Fiesta this weekend at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky.
The 26th annual fiesta, which is from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, is the focus of this week's Pulse Podcast.
Hear fiesta chairman Frank Lemus talk about plans for this year's event, as well as hear music from Son Venezuela, which is playing tonight.
Here's the full schedule:

<strong>Friday</strong>
6 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Mexican food
6 p.m.-7 p.m. -- St. John Fiesta Dancers
7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. -- Son Venezuela, with DJ Jalapeno

<strong>Saturday</strong>
6 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Mexican food
5:30 p.m. -- Mariachi mass with Mariachi Habaneros
6 p.m.-7 p.m. -- St. John Fiesta Dancers
7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. -- Grupo Picante, with DJ Ritmo, Tomas and Dan the Man

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Comments

angel 6 years, 9 months ago

Hola a todos. Es justo escribir en español en esta noticia. San Juan es una fiesta que, como otras muchas en Mexico y America Latina, llegan heredadas de la tradición española. En España se hacen fuegos inmensos sobre los que salta la gente. Se celebra la llegada del verano y todo el mundo sale a la calle. Un saludo

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topcity 6 years, 9 months ago

Where is the good music?DJ is not acceptable for a fiesta and it only lasts for 2 days and only starts at night.I understand that Lawrence does not have a large Mexican community,but ,go to the fiesta in Topeka in a couple of weeks and tell me that Topeka does not have a world class fiesta.I understand that im comparing apples and oranges,just maybe you can take some some ideas from Topeka.Adios

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Douglas Yetman 6 years, 9 months ago

topcity..... what a silly comment. Sounds like you have some axe to grind. The St. John's fiesta is a great commuity and family event that represents the church and the Lawrence Mexican community very well. I have been to the Topeka event and it is a fine event but not worthy of envy.

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topcity 6 years, 9 months ago

Lawrence fiesta organizers should take notes on how to stage a fiesta from the people in Topeka.Topeka has one of the best fiesta's around.

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