Key Milwaukee

August 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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MEXICAN FIESTA brings the sounds, culture and tastes of Mexico to Milwaukee's lakefront Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) Aug. 21-23. The festival offers entertainment, exhibits, contests, shopping, food and other attractions from noon to midnight all weekend. Musical performances include top acts featuring mariachi, salsa, banda, ba- chata merengue, cumbia and morem while the Rock en Español Stage brings contem- porary sounds. A Mariachi extravaganza features three bands daily, with these bands also per- forming separately. The dance traditions of Mexico will be showcased by three several dance companies, including three from Mexico. Tequila tasting is available on all three days of the fes - tival at the Fiesta Bar in the VIP area of the Harley-David- son Stage. The bar also will feature Margaritas and new cocktail creations. Don't miss the mouth watering Pan de Feria – traditional festival bread baked fresh every day by master bakers. Visit the Cultural Pavilion to see beautiful arches, a remarkable water fountain and handcrafted artisan works from the states of Mexico. Artists representing a number of Mexican states will display artworks ranging from woodcarvings to jew - elry to corn husk dolls, with many available for purchase. A special sanctuary of Our Lady of Zapopan will offer confessions heard from 6-8pm every day. At the Genealogy Exhibit, visitors can learn how to trace their "Mexican roots". Crowds will gather for the fun of Mexican Fiesta's contests – Sal- sarengue contest, dance contest, El Be part of the tradition at Mexican Fiesta E T H N I C F E S T I V A L S | M E X I C A N F I E S T A A U G U S T 2 1 - 2 3 A T T H E S U M M E R F E S T G R O U N D S 18 for

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