Tucson El Dia de San Juan Fiesta- A CELEBRATION OF WESTSIDE TRADITION & HISTORY

Tucson El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

A CELEBRATION OF WESTSIDE TRADITION & HISTORY                          

El Dia de San Juan Committee invites the public to the 18th Annual El Dia de San Juan Fiesta Wednesday, June 24 from 5-10 p.m. at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, just off Congress, west of Interstate 10.The Fiesta will feature a procession, live music and dance, food and arts & crafts vendors, games and activities for children and free water and watermelon.  Free and open to the public, the Fiesta is non-alcoholic and boasts a family-friendly atmosphere.

El Dia de San Juan honors the Saints Day of St. John the Baptist, and has been celebrated by families living on the Westside for a century.  Local tradition hails St. John the Baptist as the one whom brings the rains, kicking off the monsoon season in the Old Pueblo.  For the last thirteen years the Fiesta has begun with a procession from the west bank of the Santa Cruz River, which displays an antique statue of San Juan Bautista. Prayers from several cultural traditions are offered.

Also following the procession, the Fiesta goes into full swing. Entertainers, including Gertie & the T.O. Boyz, Mariachi Bellas Musicales and Mariachi Inspiracion. In keeping with the theme of the monsoon season and renewal, free water bottles are provided to Fiesta attendees. In addition to the food, arts & crafts and games booths, local community agencies will also offer tables with resource information.

        We regret no animals are allowed, service dogs only.

Please distribute widely. Hope to see you there!

 

Anakarina Rodriguez
Council Aide
Councilor Regina Romero
City of Tucson, Ward 1 Office
940 W Alameda St.
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 837-4265

 

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