June 16-18, 2017 - SILVER CITY
WHAT IS FIESTA LATINA
A FREE event for the entire family!
The Artisan Mercardo, ongoing music and performances are free to the public all day Saturday and Sunday.
Experience Latin rhythms and flavors, master artisans from across Mexico and artisanal tequila on the beautiful Western New Mexico University campus set in the mountains of the Southwest on Father’s Day Weekend 2017.
Ticketed events: Opening Reception and Dance, Tequila Tasting, Tobias Rene concert
WOODEN FIGURES "ALEBRIJES"
Graphic designs applied to clothing, bags, and jewelry.
Amate Paper and Handmade Embroidered Tablecloths
Beads Jewelery with Silver
Landscapes elaborated with popotillo.
Jewelry and handmade accessories
The Rarámuri crafts of the Sierra Tarahumara
Painter & Muralist
Guajes and crafted jewelry
From the WNMU Music Program
Authentic Mexican, Latin-American and Classical Music
Small Batch & Artisanal Tequila Tasting | $20 for 10 tastes.
Choose from 15 traditionally handcrafted tequilas from Jalisco, Mexico.
See if you can distinguish the subtle variations in coloring and flavor profiles between these artisanal tequilas.
Tequilas are classified by age; from the youngest, blanco or silver, to reposado, and on to the oldest, anejo. You want to sip small amounts very slowly, letting the spirit cover your entire tongue. It helps to lightly suck in a little air when tasting.
Join us on Light Hall Patio for this fun event, and keep track of your favorites. We look forward to hearing which taste, brand and style you preferred and why!
As a special treat, hand crafted, commemorative clay shot glasses will be available for $5 with your Tasting Ticket.
Tequila is more than a beverage. It is a region, a village, a culture and a history.
Homemade tortillas and salsa. Tortilla making demonstration
Beef Jerky & Raw Honey
Elote – Mexican Corn on the Cob
|1||“Sneak Peek” and Opening Reception. Introduction of artisans, light snacks and cash bar *||5-7 PM||Western New Mexico University - The Gardens|
|2||Music, Dance *||Baracutanga/Colombian dancers||7-9 PM||Western New Mexico University - The Gardens|
|1||Artisan Mercado||10 AM - 8 PM|
|2||Mariachi Music||Mariachi Plata||Noon-1 PM||WNMU Gardens|
|3||Ballet & Folk||Ballet Folklorico de San Vicente De La Cienega||1-2 PM||WNMU Gardens|
|4||Music & Capoeira||Capoeira El Paso||3-3:45 PM||WNMU Gardens|
|5||Samba!||Samba Batucada Alma de Fogo||4-4:45 PM||WNMU Gardens|
|6||Music & Capoeira||Capoeira El Paso||5-5:45 PM||Light Hall Theater|
|7||Headliner *||Tobias René||8 PM||Hunter Hall Plaza|
|8||Kids Activities||Arte Para Todos||Noon - 4PM||Light Hall Lawn|
|9||Workshop||Percussion Workshop||11 AM||Light Hall Theater|
|10||Tequila Tasting *||Tequila Tasting||1PM - 5PM||WNMU Light Hall Patio|
|1||Artisans Mercado||10 AM - 5 PM||WNMU - Light Hall / Pavillion|
|2||Blessing of the fathers by Father Oliver from S. Vincent de Paul||Noon|
|3||Elementary School Students||Ballet Folklorico de San Vicente De La Cienega||1 PM||WNMU - Gardens Gazebo|
|4||Music||Trio los Amigos||2 PM - 3 PM||WNMU - Gardens Gazebo|
|5||KIDS ACTIVITIES||Traditional Latin Handcrafts , Arte Para Todos||Noon - 3 PM||WNMU - GARDENS|