El Dia de San Juan Fiesta in 18th year

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From their FB page:

For the past 18 years, El Dia de San Juan Fiesta has been a cultural, historic and educational celebration to welcome the monsoons to our Tucson desert. The stories of the celebration of El Dia de San Juan date back to as early as 1915 when Tucsonans would gather around the Santa Cruz River to wish, hope and pray that the monsoon would come in abundance but without destruction or harm.

Every year this traditional celebration is hosted in Ward 1 on June 24th, the day of el Dia de San Juan el Bautista. This free, family event includes wonderful cultural music and traditions of Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico Xóchitl de Tucson performances. There are piñatas for the kids, with local vendors and food booths, informational booths, and games all until the closing of the event.

When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Where: South East corner in the big lot by the Streetcar at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 South Avenida del Convento (west of the I-10).
Time: The event begins with a procession at 5:00 PM at the Cushing Street Bridge.

Carolyn’s Note: speaking of that bridge, now named the Luis G Gutierrez bridge, there will be a solar alignment of the artwork on the overhead canopy onto the concrete bridge design below for El Dia de San Juan at 10:30 a.m. on June 24. Drop by to admire this interesting solar creation. This particular alignment is located on the north side of the bridge.  More at their FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/luisggutierrezbridge?fref=ts.

Here's the image of San Juan on the Gutierrez bridge, with rain drops aligned from the canopy above -  from their FB page (photo courtesy of Charity Bidegain):

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One response to “El Dia de San Juan Fiesta in 18th year

  1. 5 intrepid souls showed up to see the solar alignment this morning at the Gutierrez bridge, but alas, no such luck. Cloudy skies overhead portended rain tonight, just in time for prayers to San Juan/St. John. Catch the Sun Link tonight to the fiesta at the Mercado. Pray for rain too.