Fiesta 2023 was a big hit!
We’re proud to have hosted another fabulous Hispanic Heritage Fiesta this year. It was our largest Fiesta to date! Over 7,000 people enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon with live music, food trucks, folkloric dances, a classic car show, games, an art exhibit by Miriam Ximil, and 85 booths from agencies, businesses, and artisans.
As it is our tradition, we hosted a gorgeous parade of traditional outfits and quinceañeras, with the special participation of the 10-foot-tall mojiganga (giant puppet) of Frida Kahlo, created by our beloved Elena Gonzalez and her husband Juan Carlos.
A huge thank you to our 98 Fiesta sponsors and the 143 volunteers who worked hard for months to organize this wonderful celebration for our community. Fiesta would not have been possible without their support! Many thanks to all of you who attended and supported our efforts by purchasing raffle tickets. Congratulations to all the raffle winners!
Save the date for next year’s Fiesta on Saturday 9/21/2024!
- Hosted a record breaking 7,000 people
- Counted on the support of 98 event sponsors!
- 143 volunteers contributed 1,320 hours of service to organize Fiesta
- 85 booths from non-profits, agencies, businesses, arts & crafts, and food vendors.
- New this year ~ classic car show thanks to volunteers from Siler City and Goldston.
- 2 lively bands: Los de la Luna and La Auténtica Banda Aguila Real
- 3 folkloric dance groups animated Fiesta:
- Health Fair area with 18 booths from private and non-profit providers:
- UNC Health administered 60 flu shots, and 53 individuals received $20 gift cards.
- Alliance of Aids conducted 43 STD tests and gave away $10 gift cards
- Niñolandia was led by our Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth Program staff, members, and their parents. It offered face painting, games, a video game truck, hula hoops, balloon clown, giant bubbles, piñatas and more.
- We were honored to welcome Mr. Hank Raper, Siler City Town Manager, who addressed the public during the grand opening ceremony.
- Our Fiesta artist was Miriam Ximil of Cary, who exhibited at the NC Arts Incubator gallery through mid-October.
- And our fabulous MC/DJ was Cesar Merlos of Winston-Salem