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Enjoy a three day celebration of all things Mexican in Milwaukee. The Fiesta is coming to the lakefront in the Henry W. Meier Festival Park on August 26, 27 and 28, 2022. This is the biggest Hispanic event in the Midwest. Become part of the tradition! The Mexican Fiesta invites everyone to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history, music, art and food.
The Cultural Pavilion will feature a huge display of Mexican arts and crafts from more than 150 artisans from different states in Mexico. Enjoy folkloric dances, music and crafts workshops. Tempt your taste buds with the “Pan de Feria,” bread made by Mexican bakers.
The Mexican Fiesta always offers a fantastic shopping experience. There will be more than 450 merchandise, service and food vendors at the Fiesta.
Be sure to come hungry because there will be over 70 food booths at the Fiesta. Milwaukee’s top Mexican restaurants and food vendors will be there with their signature dishes available for purchase. If you want great Mexican food, the Mexican Fiesta is the place to be! You could try
- Pozole Verde
- Huevos Rancheros
- Pan Dulce
- Salsa Verde
- Chili Rellenos
- Pico de Gallo
- Carne Asada Burritos
If you’d like to know more about Mexican cooking, try these cookbooks. Click on the links to see how you can save money.
- Easy Mexican Food Favorites by Jennifer Olvera
- Best of Mexican Cooking: 75 Authentic Home Style Recipes for Beginners by Adriana Martin
- A Taste of Mexico: The Complete Mexican Cookbook by Marissa Marie
Entertainment at the Fiesta
There will be 6 stages at the Fiesta. You can enjoy live entertainment by local, regional, national and international musicians, dancers and singers.
The entertainment lineup includes
Friday, August 26
- Virlan Garcia
- Le Original Banda El Limon
- La Mafia
- Jesse Joy Cliches
- Jerry Rivera
- Shelly Lares
- Los Internacionales Pasteles Verde
Saturday, August 27
- Lila Downs
- Sonora Tropicana
Sunday, August 28
- Su Majestad Banda El Mexicano
- Paquita la del Barrio
- Grupa Asalto
On Saturday, the Fiesta will have a Car & Motorcycle Show. You’ll see an extensive lineup of vintage and custom vehicles from all over the Midwest. This year’s show will feature custom cars, street rods, hot pickups, street machines and custom motorcycles.
Visit the Genealogy Exhibit and get help finding your roots. Watch the popular Dia de los Muertes Parade on Friday evening. If you’d like to get into the spirit of things by wearing clothes from Mexico, click here.
There will be a Children’s Stage and other activities for kids. Enjoy watching or participating in a Jalapeno Eating Contest and a Catrinas Contest.
Discounted Hotels & Airfare
If you’d like to visit Milwaukee for the Mexican Fiesta, you should consider the following hotels that are offering discounted rates.
- Sleep Inn & Suites Milwaukee
- Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Milwaukee
- Comfort Suites Milwaukee
- Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
- Quality Inn Milwaukee
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metro Downtown
- Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown
- Clarion Hotel Milwaukee
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown
If you’re going to be flying to Milwaukee, click here to save money on your flight.