Fiesta Latina Coming June 6-9 at WNMU

Western New Mexico University acknowledges the deep roots New Mexico shares with
Mexico. The territory of New Mexico gained statehood in 1912, yet the people living in
the border regions and beyond continue to be influenced by these roots in all aspects of
culture– art, food, music, language and customs. As a Hispanic Serving Institution,
WNMU and Fiesta Latina aim to highlight those connections by creating fun, engaging,
educational experiences for folks living in or visiting the borderlands to enjoy.
WNMU ¡Fiesta Latina! is a cultural event organized by Western New Mexico University
that seeks to recognize, celebrate and assist in the preservation of New Mexico’s
connection with its Mexican heritage, customs and traditions. The four-day outdoor
festival on the beautiful Silver City campus features a juried artisan mercado, with the
traditional folk art of more than 50 artisans from throughout Mexico.  Latin music and
dance performances, food and drink, traditional children’s activities, crafting workshops
and demonstrations.

Fiesta Latina will be returning for its 6th  year from June 6-9, 2024 to the Silver City
campus of Western New Mexico University. Silver City is just 80 miles north of the
U.S./Mexico Border, nestled in the beautiful mountains of the desert Southwest. The
centerpiece of this multifaceted event is the juried artisan market, featuring 50+
handcraft artisans from throughout Mexico. There is also music and dance, films, a
fashion show, food vendors from around the region, a tequila tasting and children’s

This event is free except for Saturday night’s headline concert and the tequila tasting.
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