Cinco de Mayo Tareada to Benefit the Dia de San Juan Fiesta

April 30, 2013

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo like a Tucsonense at the Dia de San Juan Fiesta Committee’s Cinco de Mayo dia-de-san-juanTareada and Silent Auction, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2-7 p.m. at the historic El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th St. Proceeds will directly fund the production of this year’s El Dia de San Juan Fiesta, which will take place Monday, June 24 from 5-10 p.m. Music will be provided by various local entertainers including The Jons, and conjunto Noteño. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. In addition to music and dancing a silent auction will feature treasures donated by area merchants and residents. Admission is $10/person.

El Dia de San Juan honors the nativity 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 who brings the rains, kicking off the monsoon season in the Old Pueblo. The Fiesta has begins with a procession from the west bank of the Santa Cruz River, led by a representative of the Diocese of Tucson and local Native American tribes, Escaramuzas, Mariachis, and La Reina del Pueblo, Josefina Lizarraga.

The El Dia de San Juan Fiesta is made possible through the volunteers who donate their time and talents and through the generous support of our sponsors. The Fiesta Committee is committed to keeping the tradition alive, forging collaborations with several community partners to ensure the continuation of this important historic cultural celebration. Celebracion de El Dia de San Juan Bautista is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.