Patagonia Lake State Park’s Annual Mariachi and Wine Festival

May 2, 2017

PHOENIX - Make plans to head south for the sounds of traditional and modern Mexican Mariachi Band music. Patagonia Lake State Park, near Nogales, will host the 20th Annual Mariachi Festival and for the first time there is an added Wine Festival as part of the festivities. Join us at Boulder Beach on Saturday, May 20, 2017 (see full performers lineup below).

Activities will run all day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a wide variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands and dancers on stage. The band “Grupo Lynx” will finish up the evening with LIVE Music, so be ready to dance. Something new this year, there will be a wine tasting area were you can taste a variety of special brews by local wineries, breweries and distilleries. In addition, there will be authentic Mexican food, hot dogs, kettle corn, shaved ice and roasted corn. Visitors may bring their own picnic basket and kids can enjoy a piñata and face painting! Don’t forget to bring: plenty of water, lawn chairs, sunscreen and hat.

The cost of the Mariachi Festival is Patagonia Lake State Park’s entrance fee of $20 per vehicle for up to four adults (fee per additional adult is $3). The fee for walk-in visitors is $3. The Park Entrance Station opens at 7 a.m. Patagonia Lake State Park will have overflow parking available and a shuttle service to the event area. Visitors should arrive early for best parking. For more information, contact Patagonia Lake State Park at (520) 287-6965 or visit azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake.

Mariachi Performance Schedule
9 am - Mariachi Inspiracion de Tucson
10 am - Danza Ateca (Fire dancers)
11 am - Mariachi Estrellas
12 pm - Mariachi Corazon
1 pm - Ballet Folklorio dancers /Pinata
2 pm - Mariachi Sol Azteca
3 pm - Mariachi Rayos del THS
4 pm - Mariaqchi Aztlan de PHS
5 pm - Mariachi Herencia Musical
6 to 9 pm - Grupo Lynx (live band)

Wineries and Breweries/ Distilleries
Village of Elgin Winery
Arizona Hops & Vines
Kief-Joshua Vineyards
Callaghan Vineyards
Sonoita Vineyards
Lightning ridge cellars
Flying Leap Vineyards

WHAT:  Mariachi Festival  

WHERE:  Patagonia Lake State Park - located 7 miles past the town of Patagonia. Take I-10 East to Highway 83 South to Highway 82.

WHEN:   Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

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