LAUP Fiesta 2018!
A community favorite, our annual Fiesta is full of fun for the whole family! With live music and performances, delicious food, amusement park, and more, this gathering is a true celebration of our Latino culture.
Friday, May 4th from 5pm-9pm
Saturday, May 5th from 11am-5pm
@ The Shops at Westshore
This year’s event will feature all the components you’ve grown to know and love: ethnic food, car show, and Latino musical acts that bring everyone to their feet! There will also be rides and activities for kids; and for the adults, the On the Border Beer Tent!
Get Involved for 2018!
Consider becoming a Sponsor, so together we can continue the rich tradition of Fiesta!
Bring your delicious food and beverages to Fiesta this year! Apply to be a Fiesta Food Vendor by MARCH 15TH.
Showcase your goods or cause! Apply for a Fiesta Mercado booth by MARCH 15TH!
Set up alongside some amazing autos! Apply to be a Car Show Vendor by MARCH 15TH!
Dwayne Verheyden Will Open Fiesta!
Thanks to a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, we are excited to be able to bring international success, Dwayne Verheyden, to Fiesta 2018. Dwayne and his band will perform on May 4th from 6-9PM at The Shops at Westshore venue.
Dwayne Verheyden was born September 4, 1991 in Montfort, a small village in the south of The Netherlands. At a very early age, it appeared that music was his true passion, and because his father listened to the genre frequently, Dwayne took a fancy to Tex-Mex music and its accordion sound.
After winning the “de Sjeng” Award in 2007 at the age of 16, things kept getting better and better for Dwayne Verheyden. On Tex-Mex King Flaco Jiménez’s advice, Dwayne started his own group in 2009.
In 2010, they recorded their first album in San Antonio (TX), in cooperation with Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca (USA), and in 2012, their second album was released by Hans Kusters Music (HKM). In September 2014, Dwayne won the Tejano Music Award for “Best New Artist – Group” 2014. He is the first European to win this award.
The group has had international success, and Dwayne has performed as a special guest with the biggest names of his genre: Flaco Jiménez, Los Lobos, Chris Jagger, Texas Tornados, Ramon Ayala, etc.