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Fiesta at Tlaquepaque

Celebration of Mexican Independence Day

Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. The flower-strewn streets of Tlaquepaque will ring with the music of strolling mariachi and fiery flamenco dancers. Visit the variety of artists located throughout the Arts and Crafts Village representing our shops and galleries. Sedona, Arizona Tlaquepaque, the Art and Soul of Sedona, announces its 38th annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 10, 2011. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day.

Native American artists will be at the Fiesta exhibiting a collection of hand-made Arizona Indian Christmas tree ornaments for sale. All funds raised through the sale of these ornaments will be donated to AILTA to help finance the award ceremony annually held at The Heard Museum.

AILTA's first three award ceremony were held at Tlaquepaque. Among the Living Treasurers who received their awards at Tlaquepaque were Carl Garman, Navajo Codetalker and painter; Charles Loloma, revolutionary Hopi silversmith; and Emory Sekaquaptewa who will be remembered for compiling the first Hopi to English/English to Hopi dictionary.

AILTA wishes to acknowledge its great appreciation to Tlaquepaque for their substantial support throughout the years. Come join us at the Fiesta. Meet the artists. Learn more about AILTA and buy an ornament to support the elders of Arizona's Indian communities who represent the best that Arizona can be.

Past Festivals

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Organizer: Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Location: 336 State Route 179 Sedona AZ 86336
(928) 282-4838
Cost/Fees: Free

Previous AILTA Recipients

Teddy Draper, Sr.
Craft: Cultural Preservationist, language master, Storyteller
Tribe: Navajo
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