PHOTOS: 2024 St. John’s Mexican Fiesta

photo by: Mike Yoder

Xavier Kenney, Lawrence, carries his 8-month son Luciano Richardson-Kenney during St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St. Kenney’s extended family has been involved in the event for many years.

St. John’s annual Mexican Fiesta returned on Saturday with festive food, music and dancing and even colorful confetti eggs. The annual fiesta’s proceeds are used to fund a Spanish language program at St. John’s School and a scholarship fund for post-secondary education for Mexican youth in Lawrence.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Jennifer Marshall, of Lawrence, works at the taco station serving up food at St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St. Marshall has helped out at the annual event for over 40 years.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Edie Jones, 20 months old, is cooled by a battery-operated fan and fed some Mexican food by her mother, Emily Fetsch, of Lawrence, during St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Cartons of hand-painted confetti eggs were for sale for children to break on each other’s heads at St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Storey Gunter, 8, of Lawrence, left, smashes a confetti egg on the head of her friend Jacinta Langford, 9, also of Lawrence, during St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Singers Alejandro López and Ylyosil Marcano perform at the St. John’s Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St John’s Catholic Parish, 1234 Kentucky St.

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