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About the Fiesta

The Fiesta is an annual event celebrating the diversity and appreciation of the Mexican American culture within the Lawrence community. What started as a simple fundraiser has grown into a large orchestrated event that requires more than 300 volunteers and is attended by thousands of people. Proceeds from the Fiesta fund a Spanish language program at St. John’s School and a scholarship fund for post secondary education to Mexican youth in Lawrence.


In addition to the authentic Mexican food listed below, there will be concessions serving hot dogs, funnel cakes, and more!

Beef taco (vegetarian option available)
Beef tostada (vegetarian option available)
Beef & Bean Burrito (no substitutions)
Pork & Bean Burrito (no substitutions)
Pork tamale (no substitutions)
Rice (made with chicken broth)
Enchilada (no substitutions) *Saturday only


Friday, June 23rd 6pm – 11:30pm
6:00 – 10:00pm Authentic Mexican Food
5:00pm Mariachi Girasol
6:30 – 7:30pm St. John Fiesta Dancers
8:00 – 11:30pm Grupo Picante w/ DJ Ritmo & friends
6:00 – 9:00pm Bounce House

Saturday, June 24th 6pm – 11:30pm
6:00 – 10:00pm Authentic Mexican Food
6:00 – 9:00pm Carnival games/bounce house
4:30pm Mariachi Mass
5:30pm Mariachi Mexico
6:30 – 7:30pm St. John Fiesta Dancers
8:00 – 11:30pm Las Estrellas w/ DJ Ritmo & friends

Fiesta Scholarship

The St. John Mexican Fiesta Scholarship committee is proud to announce the following 2016 scholarship award recipients: Nicolasa Kenney, daughter of Joe and Dolores Lemus-Kenney; Emily Torres, daughter of Bernado and Elvira Torres; Allison Ramos, daughter of Richard and April Ramos; and Sidney Zavala, daughter of Santiago Zavala and Dominga Romero. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship award.

Scholarships are offered to qualifying students of Mexican descent from the Lawrence Catholic community who wish to pursue or continue a higher education either at a college, technical or trade school. Applicants must complete the financial assistance application form that is available at the St. John Parish office or by contacting Michael Ramirez at ramirezmarj[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Contact the Fiesta Committee

For more information about the Fiesta, please send an email to or call 785-260-7730