Ford Mariachi Festival
Date: April 19, 2016 7:00PM - April 22, 2016 8:30PM
Mariachi Festival for today, April 22 is a GO. Great weather expected.
This free, official Fiesta event Features Mariachi Bands from local middle and high schools, Folklorico dance groups and adult mariachi groups perform on floating barges along the 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk. This is the perfect time to sit outside, sip a margarita and enjoy the music as it floats by. Boats can be seen and heard from the patios of River Walk restaurants and bars or in the Shops at Rivercenter Lagoon.
Barges randomly stop and play. If you would like a photo opportunity with a mariachi group the ideal place is at the Chamber of Commerce building, river level, where the groups load and unload from the barges. Although these are young men and women, they take the tradition of mariachi music seriously. You will be impressed with their ability and professionalism. Each group wears the traditional mariachi costume.