Diez y Seis 2017 —
September 24, 2017

Diez y Seis 2017

By Liz Lopez

Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

Diez y Seis celebrates Mexico’s independence from Spain and welcome in Hispanic Heritage Month in September.

The 69th annual St. Johns Catholic Church Jamaica features AJ Castillo (6 p.m.) on Sept. 2 and Ricky Naranjo y los Gamblers (8 p.m.) Sept. 3, 624 E. Hopkins in San Marcos. For more information, visit the artists and church Facebook pages.

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church-Austin offers family fun and food booths. Live entertainment all day, including Ballet Folklorico MariCruz (3 p.m.); Canonazo (5:15 p.m.); Bidi Bidi Banda (6:45 p.m.) and La Diferenzia (8:30 p.m.). Sunday, Sept. 3, from 12-10 p.m. at 1206 E 9th St.

The Diez y seis Fiesta will be hosted by the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Marcos Orozco is scheduled for Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. as the headliner and the music continues into Saturday, Sept. 16 in Downtown Lockhart.

The 39th annual Hispanic Heritage Fest presented by Fiestas Patrias of Austin will be a fun filled day of music, song and dance. Featured artists are Big Band Tejano, Canonazo, Devin Banda, Son de Rey and Grupo Rumores, among others on Saturday Sept. 16 at Fiesta Gardens.

The San Marcos Diez y seis Fiesta will begin with a parade downtown at 10am. The music entertainment features DJ Doh Boi, Nikki Lopez, Conjunto Romo, Conjunto Cats, Conjunto Animo and Broken Arrow, among others. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. 3516 Hunter Road, San Marcos. For more information, call 512-938-9095 and visit Facebook pages for Slick Vargas and Yoli Romo.

Dolores Catholic Church‎ will host the Our Lady of Sorrows Festival which features a music lineup of Grupo Massore, Angeles De La Kumbia, Grupo Preztigio, KIGS and B Santa Ana. Sunday, Sept. 17. Free admission and parking. Visit the Dolores Catholic Church Facebook page for updates and information.

The 2017 Jamaica features food, games, family fun, a Lowrider Bike Show and live music, featuring Hugo Guerrero, Trampia, Maria y Cien Grados, Preztigio, Seto Vargas y sus Calentannos, Cinco Doce, LB Norteno, El Sol y Tierra Caliente, Rio Azul, Gato Negro, Gilbert Alba & the Super City Band, Sam “Fat Kat” Charlez, DJ Dnice – DJ Poppa G. and Michael Salgado. Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. at Sta. Julia Catholic Church, 3010 Lyons Rd. (Austin), 512-926-4186.

The Buda Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 4th Annual Fajita Fiesta blending food, music and culture. Grill masters and pit masters compete for cash payouts and trophies. This free event offers activities for all ages. If you are interested in being a cook-off contestant or a vendor contact (512) 295-9999 or info@budachamber.com. Featured artists are Ashley Borrero, Rick Trevino, Amanda Solis, mariachi bands and more. Sept 29-30 Buda City Park 204 San Antonio St.

St. Anthony’s Fiesta has a call for volunteers for two hour shifts to help as needed at game and some food booths at their 108th annual Fiesta! What a lineup with scheduled artists David Farias, Ram Herrera, Michael Salgado as headliners, plus other bands. Mark your calendars for Oct 20-21 and find more info St.AnthonyFiesta.org

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