West Valley City to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture in Utah with fiesta

Published: Wednesday, May 29 2013 4:10 p.m. MDT

WEST VALLEY CITY — The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is hosting a fiesta to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture.

The free event will feature traditional Mexican music and dance, Aztec ritual performances, food and a ceremonial torch lighting of the Olmec head. It will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the center, 1355 W. 3100 South.

Piñata breaking, balloon animals and bouncy houses will entertain children, while adults compete for prizes in a mariachi sing-along.

In the gallery, Artes de Mexico en Utah will co-present the popular exhibit "Mexico Then and Now," showcasing Mexico's past through the legendary archive of photographs by Agustin Victor Casasola and contemporary Mexico taken and added by Utah residents.

For more information about this event call 801-965-5100 or visit www.culturalcelebration.org.

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