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Fiestas Patrias celebrates Mexican independence through Sunday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Today is the second day in the three-day long Fiestas Patrias celebration at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Fiestas Patrias marks the 202nd anniversary of Mexican Independence Day. The event will be held in the northwestern lower parking lot at the Civic Center.

Today's celebration opened with a parade down Broadway at 10 a.m. Festival activities include art, music, dancing and amazing Mexican cuisine. Fiestas Patrias kicked off Friday night with a Senorita Pageant, and will last from Saturday, from 10 a.m. to midnight, through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiestas-Patrias-of-Lubbock/243809878983146.

Fiestas Info:

  • Event: Fiestas Patrias, staged by Fiestas del Llano, Inc.
  • When: Saturday and Sunday.
  • Where: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center's northwest lower parking lot, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
  • Admission charge: Free.
  • Extra: Big Car Show, more than 200 cars and bikes representing car clubs from Texas and out of state, north side of Mac Davis Lane. Houston's Low Rider Magazine will cover show. 777-9386 for Car Show questions.
  • Fiestas Information: 781-6277.

Fiestas Patrias schedule:

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. - Fiestas del Llano Parade.
  • 11 a.m. - Food booths open to the public.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • 12 p.m. - Mariachi Mi Tierra.
  • 1 p.m. - Presentation of parade awards.
  • 2:30 p.m. - Dano.
  • 3:45 p.m. - Los Iguanas.
  • 5 p.m. - Cyclone.
  • 6:15 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Aztlan.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Epifanio Ochoa y Los Melodicos.
  • 8:30 p.m. - El Grito de Indepencia," by Bishop Placido Rodriguez.
  • 9:45 p.m. - Atrevido.
  • 11 p.m. - Rudy, Tudy & The Heavy Duties.
  • Midnight - Fiestas closes.

Sunday

  • 11 a.m. - Food booths open to the public.
  • 1 p.m. - TBA.
  • 2:15 p.m. - Sin-igual.
  • 3:30 p.m. - Fiesta Del Sol.
  • 4:45 p.m. - Incepcion.
  • 6 p.m. - Avance.
  • 7:15 p.m. - Pete Morales y Los Centenarios.
  • 8:30 p.m. - Tequila Rhythm Section.
  • 9:45 p.m. - Los Arcos.
  • 11 p.m. - Fiestas closes.

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