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Fiesta Queen

Our 2013 Fiesta Court after their coronation!

Our 2013 Fiesta Court after their coronation!

2013 FIesta Pageant 

"La Fuerza de los Suenos"
The Strength of Dreams
 
The 2013 Fiesta Pageant has been concluded and was a huge success.  We had 14 young women compete for the title of 2013 Fiesta Queen.
 
The 2013 Fiesta Court is as follows:
Fiesta Queen- Julee Burns (Pueblo)
First Attendant- Andrea Casados (Pueblo)
Second Attendant- Isabel Diawara (Pueblo)
Third Attendant- Shelby Matznick (Pueblo West) 
 
APPEARANCE SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 24- Colorado State Fair Parade 
Sunday, September 1- Colorado State Fair Fiesta Day
     8:00 a.m.- Mariachi Mass (Bessemer Park Pavilion)
     10:00 a.m.- Fiesta Day Parade "La Fuerza de los Suenos"
     3:00 p.m.- Pepsi Stage presented by KKTV 11
     7:00 p.m.- Charreada / Credence Clearwater Revisited
Saturday, September 14- A Taste of Pueblo
Sunday, September 15- Fiesta Village (Chile & Frijole Festival)
 
For more information, please call the CSF Fiesta Committee at (719) 778-4350 or e-mail coordinator@fiestacommittee.org


Fiesta Day

Contestants during the 2013 Fiesta Pageant

Contestants during the 2013 Fiesta Pageant
Since 1967, Fiesta Day has been a celebration of Hispanic culture in Colorado. 2013 is the 47th Anniversary of Fiesta Day and the creation of the CSF Fiesta Pageant. Fiesta Day kicks off with the Fiesta Day Parade and continues throughout the day on the Fairgrounds. Highlights include music, dancing, art, and presentation of the Fiesta Queen. Schedules will be posted as they become available.
  
Fiesta Day 5K sponsored by Aguilar's Barber Styling, Inc.
The CSF Fiesta Committee has brought back our annual 5k race to celebrate this year's Fiesta Day.  It is being held at Lake Minnequa Pavilion beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The first 500 registered entrants receive a day pass to the Colorado State Fair and a runner's tech shirt courtesy of Aguilar's Barber Styling, Inc.
The overall male, female, and U18 winners will be invited to participate in the Fiesta Day Parade as our race winners.
Cost is $15 per person. Register at RaceRegister.net (Fiesta 5K) 
 
Fiesta Day Parade
The Colorado State Fair Fiesta Day Parade, sponsored by the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee, is celebrating its 48th anniversary this year.  Don’t miss this exciting display of Mexican bands, costumes, vehicles and the Fiesta Queen!
The theme for 2013 "La Fuerza de los Suenos" will focus on the dreams and goals we have for ourselves and how our Hispanic culture draws personal and collective strength from our pursuite of those dreams.  All floats should focus on the dreams/aspirations of our ancestors and future generations.
 
The CSF Fiesta Committee wants to continue our new tradition within the Fiesta Day Parade.  All entries are asked to decorate with live plants.  Any entry with live plants will receive bonus points towards awards.
 
Float Awards (given prior to start of parade):
Most Traditional, Judges' Choice, Most Beautiful, Most Creative, Best Fitting Parade Theme, Best Costumes
 
Parade Awards (announced at the Pepsi Stage during the Queen and Court performance):
School Spirit, Marching Unit, Saddle Club, Best Presentation by a Band
 
For more information about the Fiesta Day Parade contact Brian Montez at brian.montez@fiestacommittee.org or (719) 778-4350.
 
Entries are accepted online at:
2013 Fiesta Day Parade Online Application 
(active until August 16, 2013)

Fiesta Day Entertainment Information

Tejano Heat

Tejano Heat
Fiesta Day Entertainment
 
American Furniture Warehouse Ampitheater
12:00- Grupo Mezcla
2:15- Dulce Maria Castro y Mariachi Tradicional
3:30- Chicano Heat
5:45- Dulce Maria Castro y Mariachi Tradicional
7:00- Sierra Gold
9:00- Sangre Nueva
 
WeatherPORT Tent
1:00 p.m.   Aaron  Gabriel y su Grupo Marquis
4:00 p.m.   Los Traviesos
7:00 p.m.   Primavera
10:00 p.m. Tejano Heat 
 
Pepsi Stage presented by KKTV 11
12:00 p.m.- Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl
1:00 p.m.- Aymoray School of Dance
2:00 p.m.- Mariachi Vasquez
3:00 p.m.- 2013 Fiesta Court & Parade Awards
4:00 p.m.- Baila Conmigo International Dance Team
5:00 p.m.- Ballet Folklorico de la Raza
6:00 p.m.- DHPH Mariachi
7:00 p.m.- Grupo Folklorico Omawari
8:00 p.m.- Fiesta Colorado Dance Company

Committee Information

The CSF Fiesta Committee consists of approximately 20 members. Officers of Coordinator, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected in January.

The CSF Fiesta Committee hosts several events, including:

*Fiesta Day at the Colorado State Fair
*Colorado State Fair Fiesta Pageant
*Noche de Fiesta Celebración (August 16, 2013 with Gonzalo)
*Fiesta Day Mariachi Mass
*Fiesta 5K Run on Fiesta Day morning
*Fiesta Day Parade through Historic Bessemer
*Dia de los Muertos Dance

The CSF Fiesta Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Cultural Heritage Building at the Colorado State Fair. As an organization affiliated with the Colorado State Fair, we have an office and conduct business at the Fairgrounds. All funds needed for operation come from corporate sponsorship and fundraisers, like our Noche de Fiesta. We invite anyone interested in promoting our culture through events like our Fiesta Pageant or Fiesta Day Parade to please join us. We also provide the Fair with input on the entertainment for Fiesta Day.


Fiesta Committee Officers-

Coordinator: Brian Montez (term ends January 31, 2015)
Secretary: Andrea Garcia (term ends January 31, 2014)