posted on agosto 25, 2009 02:03
Sylvia Haro, President, Fiesta Mexicana
Alfonso Ayala, Event Coordinator
August 21, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fiesta Mexicana collaborates with the Utah State Fair for bigger bang
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—August 21--- The 8th Annual Fiesta Mexicana is being organized to commemorate Mexican Independence Day on September 12, 2009. Unlike other years, Fiesta Mexicana will take place at the Grand Stand located at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City. The one-day event is being held in collaboration with the Utah State Fair.
This year’s celebration of the 199th anniversary of Mexican Independence from Spain will include performances from internationally recognized Zacatecas folkloric dance and music groups. Accompanying these groups is a delegation of government dignitaries from the State of Zacatecas. Local performers will also be featured throughout the day such as, Danza Queztalcoatl and the Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance.
Admission to Fiesta Mexicana’s celebration is free to the public with the purchase of a Utah State Fair ticket. The festival will be held from 11am- 10pm. A solemn civic ceremony “El Grito” de Independencia” will be held by the Consul of Mexico, Ignacio Rios Navarro.
The event has already drawn an impressive list of major sponsors including, Rancho Markets, Zions Bank, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jarritos, Maceys, and Workers Compensation Fund among others.
Isabel Madrigal, Public Relations Manager for Rancho Markets said, “We are proud to be a big part of Fiesta Mexicana and a part of the cultural celebrations that unites our community.” Rancho Markets is a key sponsor of Fiesta Mexicana with a “El Jefe” level sponsorship.
“We are excited to have Fiesta Mexicana as part of the Utah State Fair this year. It’s a great addition to our event,” said Judy Duncombe, Assistant General Manager, Utah State Fair Park.
“This years’ event will be a big success thanks to our sponsors and our partner—the Utah State Fair,” says Sylvia Haro, board President of Fiesta Mexicana. “We know this will be a phenomenal celebration by linking a long time Utah tradition of the Utah State Fair with Fiesta Mexicana,” she adds.
Tickets to the Utah State Fair for entry to the Fiesta Mexicana can be purchased in advance at all Rancho Market locations for $5.00 or $8.00 the day of the event.
Fiesta Mexicana, Inc., a nonprofit organization showcases the unique history and culture of Mexico with its annual celebration of Mexico’s Independence. This year’s Fiesta Mexicana will bring the participation of Mexican folkloric dance companies as well as local groups and organizations, which will prove to make the event a big success. The day long event will display Mexico’s rich regional diversity in dance, food and culture. In previous years, Fiesta Mexicana has attracted over 10,000 attendees for its family oriented, cultural event.
For more information Fiesta Mexicana, please contact Alfonso Ayala at (801) 938-0937 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiesta Mexicana, Inc.