El Dia de San Juan Celebration

El Dia de San Juan

This 19th Annual  event will be held at the Mercado San Agustin,100 S. Avenida del Convento, west of the I-10, and at the SW corner of Congress St.

Info: http://mercadosanagustin.com/.

The Loft Cinema is a co-sponsor and will be showing free, the animated movie “Rango” at around 7:30 p.m. (as the sun sets). Bring your own seating.

2 responses to “El Dia de San Juan Celebration

  1. Lively celebration this afternoon with the early procession around 5:30 p.m. followed by welcome by Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero. A blessing by a Native American priest was held, followed by several folklorico dancers. Also present tonight was TUSD Bd. member Cam Juarez. I checked out the various booths: Mission Gardens, Menlo Park Neighborhood Assn., Cesar Chavez Holiday Coalition, Presidio San Agustin, etc. Ongoing music till 10 p.m. tonight.

  2. More on tonight’s fiesta from Ward 1 office:
    “A CELEBRATION OF AUTHENTIC TUCSON CULTURE & HISTORY
    El Dia de San Juan Committee invites the public to the 19th Annual El Dia de San Juan Fiesta Friday, June 24 from 5-10PM at West Congress and South Avenida del Convento, next to the Mercado San Agustin. The Fiesta will feature a procession, live music and dance, food and arts & crafts vendors, games and activities for children, and free water. New this year, The Loft Cinema presents a free screening of RANGO, featuring the voice talent of Johnny Depp. As always, the Fiesta is free and open to the public. Dia de San Juan Fiesta is non-alcoholic and boasts a family-friendly atmosphere.

    The Fiesta procession will start at 5:30PM, with prayers from several cultural traditions are offered.Following the procession, the Fiesta goes into full swing. Entertainers, including Gertie & the T.O. Boyz, Mariachi Bellas Musicales and Folklorico and Hip Hop dancers will perform.

    The public is asked to please use the identified pedestrian crosswalks when attending the event. Free parking is located to the south of the Fiesta, on the dirt lot. We regret no animals are allowed, service dogs only.”