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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wickenburg Fiesta Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

On Saturday, September 4, Wickenburg, where Arizona’s Wild West lives, recognizes the town’s early Hispanic pioneers and kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona with its 22nd Annual Fiesta de Septiembre.

This is when the town enjoys folklorico dancers, mariachi groups and latin bands, arts & crafts booths, an Hispanic family photo exhibit, food booths, the Viva Margarita! Contest where contestants concoct their favorite recipes, a salsa and guacamole contest, a kids’ zone and much more. Sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, the Fiesta is held at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 North Valentine Street in the historic downtown.
There are some fascinating events scheduled over the next few months in Wickenburg

The 16th Annual Wickenburg Fly-In & Classic Car Show on October 9 at the scenic Wickenburg Airport features airplanes from all over the southwest, booths and over 75 classic cars displayed.

For over 30 years the 3-day Annual Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival has been held the second full weekend in November (this year November 12 to 14 at the Wickenburg Rodeo Grounds & Constellation Park) featuring the championships in fiddle, flat pick guitar, banjo and mandolin. Three nationally known bluegrass bands perform throughout the weekend. There are food and arts/crafts booths, a kids zone, and reserved RV camping.

Two Christmas events are the 22nd Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering (Dec. 3 and 4) and the 15th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights on December 10.

One of the biggest events in Wickenburg is the 63rd Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo from February 10 to 13, a celebration of Wickenburg's ranching and mining heritage.

For more information about top events in Arizona take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Arizona.

For more information on events in Wickenburg visit www.wickenburgchamber.com