Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces’s 7th annual Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada on Aug. 20 raises cultural awareness, promotes understanding in Coconino County

Free event, which has drawn upwards of 400 guests, provides cultural education to community, honors all veterans in region.

FLAGSTAFF — To celebrate and recognize Flagstaff’s Hispanic roots, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces will present its 7th annual “Flagstaff Summertime Tardeada — Mariachi and Folklorico Festival” from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 224 S. Kendrick St., Flagstaff.

The event is FREE, open to the public and has drawn upwards of 400 visitors in past years. 

What is a Tardeada? It’s a vibrant afternoon festival and social dance celebrating Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture and community history. The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has served as the premier sponsor at past events.

The festival’s goal is to celebrate the legacy of Flagstaff’s Hispanic culture through entertainment, music, dance, art, food and exhibits. Veterans of all cultural backgrounds and their families are encouraged to to attend so they can participate in the traditional group photo and receive their veterans recognition certificates.

The entertainment stage will feature Mariachi performers, Ballet Folklorico de Colores – Flagstaff and a variety of dance music, Mexican and regular barbeque food will be sold as a fundraiser for the Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces’ Cultural Heritage Fund.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is a significant historic site because it was the pride and centerpiece of the Hispanic community when it was built in the late 1920s by Flagstaff Hispanic pioneer families, who had strong bonds to the church.

A Mariachi Mass is traditionally held the following Sunday, (11 a.m. Aug. 21) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

The public is invited to both events.

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CHAC to present inaugural ‘César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast’ on March 27

CHAC César E. Chávez Recognition Breakfast — March 27, 2015

FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) will present its inaugural ”César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 27 at Tacos Los Altos Westside, 2500 S. Woodlands Village Blvd., Flagstaff.

The event will honor Hispanic Pioneers Lupe Anaya and Tomas H. Vega; Flagstaff City Councilmember Coral Evans and NAU Graduate Student Martha Preciado.

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CHAC to present College & Career Resource Fair on March 7

March 7 — College & Career Resource Fair

College and Career Resource Fair — Part II

The College & Career Resource Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Killip Elementary School, 2300 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff. The fair is open to parents, high school students and interested community members. Information will be presented on preparing youth for summer jobs, internships, job shadowing, vocational opportunities, high-school-to-college transition, scholarships and financial aid. The fair will include workshops, panel presentations and information tables. Free admission to all. More information to come. Presented by the Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council. Contact Theresa Thomas at

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