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The Special Events division manages all major citywide special events, including the popular Western Days festival, Holiday Stroll, Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series, and Keeping Tradition Alive Jam Session with firefighter bagpipes and drum corps. These activities are funded through a combination of Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) designated by the state for tourism operations, and event sponsorships or revenue.

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Fiesta Charra - evening activities cancelled

  • Date: June 01, 2019 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM  
  • Location: Lewisville Rodeo Arena
    101 Parkway Drive
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Introduction: A demonstration of traditional Charreada activities

Update 7:30 p.m.: due to weather the remaining activities have been cancelled.

Co-Producers Vivid Vita Events and City of Lewisville will present the Fiesta Charra on Saturday, June 1, 3-10 p.m., at Lewisville Rodeo Arena, 101 Parkway Drive.

This free, family-friendly event will feature several activities of a traditional Charreada, which is like a rodeo and practiced in Mexico. One featured activity is the Test of the Horse (Cala de Caballo), performed by Charros de Denton Association de Mexico. In this event, horses are put through a series of commands that test their training. A second featured activity is the Skirmish (Escaramuza), which is a team of female performers riding side-saddled while performing various equestrian exercises.

La Reunion Nortena will be the headline musical act for this year’s event. Also appearing on-stage will be a Juan Gabriel Tribute, and a Mariachi group. In addition to the horse-specific events, there will be Ballet Folklorico dancers, traditional children’s games and attractions, food trucks and concessions.

Limited public parking at the rodeo grounds will be available for $10, benefiting Festival de Cine Latino Americano. Attendees also can park along the street where it’s legally permitted; at North Point Church, 422 N. Mill Street; and at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street. A free shuttle service will be running all day from the east parking lot of City Hall.

Alcoholic beverages will be sold, and no outside food or drink will be allowed on the premises except for snacks and drinks for toddlers or special dietary restrictions. Glass containers, skateboards, bicycles, personal transport vehicles, and offensive or objectionable clothing are not allowed. Pets will be allowed inside the fairgrounds if they remain on a leash and their owner picks up after them. However, pets are not allowed on the shuttle buses.

Schedule of Events:

3 p.m.: Emiliano el So De Michoacan

4 p.m.: Ikonis Dancer - group of young dedicated dancers that are professionally choreographed

4:30 p.m.: Jalapeno Eating Contest presented by Milpas

  • PRIZES: 1st place: $300 cash prize (and bragging rights)    2nd place: $100 cash prize    3rd place: $50 cash prize

  • AGE: Contestants must be at least 18 years old.

  • CONTEST LENGTH: This will be a 4-minute contest.

5 p.m.: Horsemanship exhibition - Charreada horsemanship demonstrations in the arena

5:30 p.m.: Jenni Revira Tribute "Monica G"- imitator known as "La Voz Gemela De Jenni Rivera". She was invited to appear on the Don Francisco show /Telemundo network alongside Jenni’s family. Monica met Jenni Rivera in 2006 and on several occasions before Jenni Rivera passing in 2012. Monica is dedicated to imitate her and remember the legacy of the grand diva Jenni Rivera.

5:30 p.m.: Horsmanship Exhbition/game - Charreada horsemanship demonstrations in the arena

6 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico - Traditional floklorico dance ensemble

6:30 p.m.: Escarmuza - groups of women dressed in brightly colored traditional dresses whose horses perform to Mexican music

7 p.m.: Juan Gabriel Tribute/mariachis - Juan Gabriel Tribute -Ernesto Rangel Imitator Born in Monclova Coahuila, Mexico on April 25, 1971. He began with the taste of music at the age of 12. In 2007 he moved to the U.S where he sang karaoke in restaurants in Houston Tx. Some local media recognize him as the only true voice impersonator of Juan Gabriel in the State of Texas.

7 p.m.: Horse show - Charreada horsemanship demonstrations in the arena

8 p.m.: La Reunión Norteña was born as a group in 2008, with roots in Chihuahua and 100 percent Norteña music. Some honors awarded to the group include Permian Basin Stars award as the Revelation Group of the Year. They were honored as the Revelation Artist of the Year at the 2013 Texas Awards. In 2014 La Reunion Norteña released the album "A Paso Firme" which a few hours after its launch swept the top of sales of regional Mexican music occupying the # 1 In the list of iTunes in the category Regional Mexican Album above artists of the caliber of Ramón Ayala. This year marks La Reunión Norteña 10 year anniversary.

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