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Spice Up Your May at Patagonia Lake State Park's

20th Annual Mariachi Festival on May 21


(Phoenix, AZ - April 25, 2016) - Make plans to head south for the sounds of traditional and modern Mexican Mariachi Band music. Patagonia Lake State Park http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PALA/index.html, near Nogales, will host the 20th Annual Mariachi Festival at Boulder Beach on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (see full lineup below).

The day's activities will include a wide variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands and dancers on stage. On-hand at the Mariachi Festival will be authentic Mexican food, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn and shaved ice. Visitors may bring their own picnic basket and kids can enjoy a piñata at noon! Don't forget to bring: plenty of water, lawn chairs, sunscreen and hat.


10 a.m.: Mariachi Innovacion

11 a.m.: Mariachi Sol Azteca

Noon: Piñata

12:15 p.m.: Viva Performing Arts Center/ Ballet Folklorico

1:15 p.m.: Mariachi Nueva Melodia

2:15 p.m.: Nogales High School Mariachi Apache

3:15 p.m.: Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School

The cost of the Mariachi Festival is Patagonia Lake State Park's entrance fee of $15 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.Electric campsites are available starting at $27 to $30 per night and non-electric campsites are available for $20 per night. Make a reservation to ensure a campsite at http://azstateparks.itinio.com/patagonialake/ or call (520) 586-2283..

Patagonia Lake State Park will have overflow parking available and a shuttle service to the event area. Visitors should arrive early for best parking. The park is located 7 miles past the town of Patagonia. Take I-10 East to Hwy 83 South to Hwy 82. For more information contact Patagonia Lake State Park at (520) 287-6965 or visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PALA/index.html.


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