CARE is grateful to announce to our community our 3rd Annual La Gran Fiesta. La Gran will be held at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main on September 21, 22, and 23, 2018. Other events within La Gran Fiesta will be held in the month of September 2018.
La Gran Fiesta will celebrate southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and great food! It will be held at Plaza de Las Cruces in downtown Las Cruces! La Gran Fiesta is expected to be a tourist attraction to scenic Las Cruces. This special three-day event will benefit the community by creating an attraction that has an emphasis on “culture”, “people”, “food”, “arts”, “outdoor entertainment and recreation”, “fun”, “family”, “southwest”, “quality of life”, “tourism”, “economic impact”, “goodwill” and “paying it forward”. La Gran Fiesta will focus on the idea that attending La Gran Fiesta will be an adventure that feeds the soul.
We are expecting 500 to 1,000 people per day to attend this special event! We will be promoting this event through television, newspaper, radio, poster distribution, social media and word of mouth. The event will include a “kickoff” with a special ceremony “CARE Honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a parade, kids booth, vendors, music, including mariachis and bands, entertainment including folklorico dancers, games, fundraising, competitions: including the Lumbre Chile Eating Competition and a competition that will honor a local icon, Roberto Estrada of Roberto’s Mexican Food, Roberto’s Enchilada Cook-Off Contest, which will include restaurants vying for the title of having the best tasting enchilada in 2018 and more.
This special event is one of New Mexico’s largest cancer fundraisers. We are recruiting sponsors. We will also have an “evening and night time entertainment” on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 with an an emphasis to “pay it forward” with a “VIP Table Sponsorship, VIP Meet ‘n Greet Ticket and General Admission Ticket.
If you feel like escaping Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Friday, September 21, 2018—5:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Plaza de Las Cruces
100 North Main Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001