WHAT IS WNMU FIESTA LATINA?

WNMU ¡Fiesta Latina! is a cultural event organized by Western New Mexico University to recognize, celebrate and assist in the preservation of New Mexico’s connection with its Mexican heritage, customs and traditions. The four-day outdoor festival on the beautiful WNMU campus in Silver City features Latin music and dance performances, food and drink, traditional children’s activities, crafting workshops and demonstrations, and a juried artisan mercado, featuring the traditional folk art of more than 30 artisans from throughout Mexico.

Event Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1VIP Market Preview4:30PMArtisan Mercado
2Conference showcaseMariachi Plata de WNMU 5:00-7:00PM
3Stadium Bar open5:00-9:30PM
4MusicSon Rompe Pera 8:00PM Fountain Stage at Regents Square
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Mercado open 2-8 PM Artisan tent
2Stadium Bar open6:30-9:30PM
3FilmTranscending Borders Film & Discussion – La Laguna 6:00PM Light Hall Auditorium
4MusicMariachi Plata de WNMU 7:00PM Fountain Stage at Regents Square
5MusicMariachi Estrella de Mexico 8:00PM Fountain Stage at Regents Square
6MusicTBD Band 10:00PM Little Toad Creek
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Mercado open 2-8 PM Artisan tent
2EntertainmentSC Museum- make and take 12-4:00PM Childrens tent
3Stadium Bar open 2-6:30 PM and 7:00-10:30 PMArtisan tent
4Artisan demonstrationTaller Familiar Guadalupe – Woodworking 11:00-12:30 PMPool patio
5Dance Kaltonaka Dance Group 1-2PM Regents Square
6Fashion showFashion Show 2:00-3:00 PMFountain Stage at Regents Square
7FilmMarta Turok/ Popular Art Design in Mexico: “Esto Somos” (“This is Us”) 3:15-4:30 PMLight Hall Auditorium
8Artisan demonstrationArtisan Demonstration make and take Esteban Silva Galvan- Papermaking 3:00PM Pool patio
9Tequila tasting Tequila Tasting 4:00 -6:30 PM Pool patio
10MusicGrupo Mapeye 4:30-6:30 PMFountain Stage at Regents Square
11MusicLos chamacos 7:00-8:30 PMFountain Stage at Regents Square
12MusicKumbia Kings 9:00-10:30 PMFountain Stage at Regents Square
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Mercado open10-3 PMArtisan tent
2FilmMarta Turok/ Popular Art Design in Mexico: “Esto Somos” (“This is Us”) 11:30AM Light Hall Auditorioum
3Artisan demonstrationArtisan Demonstration make and take Jorge Cristales – Alebrijes 11:30AM Pool patio
4DanceFolklorico Encanto and Alfaro 11:30AM-1PM Regents Square
5EntertainmentSC Museum- make and take 12-3PMRegents Square
6MusicGrupo Bella 1-2:30 PMRegents Square

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