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If you are around on September 12th and looking for something different to do after you take your adventurous Safari Jeep Tour, I seriously think you should head over to the Fiesta del Tlaquepaque happening at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village 336 State Route 179 in Sedona.

Fiesta del Tlaquepaque or the celebration of Mexican Independence Day is a festival packed with everything you can imagine to celebrate the Mexican culture. This 43rd Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque is the continuation of a long tradition of tantalizing local cuisine, music, dance and entertainment. Come soak up local culture and see the arts and craft exhibits that offer a small glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico.

Young and old alike will love seeing the plazas, patios and streets of Tlaquepaque awash in festive colors as the music plays and people dance in the spirit of old Mexico. Can’t you just hear the rousing music of the mariachis and the precise rhythms of the Flamenco dancers? I don’t know about you but I can already smell the mouth-watering Mexican food I know is waiting for me.

What a perfect way to keep the party going after your Safari Jeep Tour by dancing in the streets with your friends as you follow the wandering mariachi bands? Wander by the 40 shops at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and you may see some arts and crafts you like. Head over to the Plaza La Fuente, and see the dance performances by the Ballet Folklorico Mexicapan which features children from every region of Mexico.

Did I mention this is a free even? It sure is, and it starts at 10:00am and goes until 5:00pm offering a full day of enjoyment. Parking is available at the Uptown municipal parking lot with continuous shuttle service to and from the Fiesta from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come out and experience Mexican culture and enjoy live bands all day long! You will leave saying Viva Mexico!

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