July 14, 2015
Amarillo—Community of Love is the theme of the 35th annual Las Fiestas de Amarillo.
This year’s celebration will take place Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 on the grounds of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 1210 Southeast 11th Ave.
Activities will begin with a parade on July 18 at 11:00am. The parade will begin at 17th and Arthur and end at 10th and Arthur.
Gates for the Fiestas will open at noon both days. There will be food booths featuring Mexican food and other food items that have made Las Fiestas famous. There will be beverages for all ages, game booths for the kids, a silent auction and live entertainment, featuring Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution on the final evening of Las Fiestas.
Once again this year, there will be a raffle taking place in conjunction with Las Fiestas de Amarillo, with the top prize a $5,000 VISA Gift Card. Second prize is a $1,000 VISA Gift Card and third and fourth place prizes are $500 VISA Gift Cards. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the parish office at 1210 Southeast 11th Ave. or after weekend Masses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The drawing will take place the evening of July 19.
Admission to Las Fiestas de Amarillo is free for those 12 and under both days. Admission is free on July 18 until 5:00pm, when admission after 5:00pm is $5.00 per person. On July 19, admission is free until 4:00pm, when admission is $5.00 per person until 7:00pm. After 7:00, admission is $10.00 per person.
Proceeds from the annual event will go toward the needs of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and toward paying off the Parish Family Center, which was blessed and dedicated on March 19, 2014.
“We appreciate the support that has been given to our annual Fiestas and we invite everyone to join us again this year,” said parish spokesperson Rudy Mendez.
For additional information about Las Fiestas de Amarillo, please call Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 372-1128. The annual Neche Flores softball tournament, which takes place in conjuction with Las Fiestas de Amarillo, will take place at a later date, according to Mendez.