Historical tradition for local church shows vibrant Mexican and Hispanic culture

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A historical tradition in St. Joseph happens again–the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 53rd Annual Mexican Fiesta.

“The fiesta is the city’s largest showcase of Mexican-Hispanic culture, even through northwest Missouri, to get people from local and from out of town,” fiesta planning committee member Matthew Bobela said.

The two day event started Friday night at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, kicking off with traditional Mexican food like nachos and tacos, a silent auction and the queen coronation dance.