This years Fiesta de la Peñita, features parades and celebrations from all 9 Colonias. One by one for 9 days, the parades and celebrations continue.

By police escort, the parades start in the colonias and finish at the plaza and church in La Peñita. They are timed to arrive in time for a church service, during which everyone is welcome and most people pack themselves inside, musical instruments and all.

After the service ends, the crowd spills out into the plaza for fireworks, kiddie rides, usually a concert featuring local talent, games of chance and miscellaneous food vendors.

This goes on for 9 nights and will finish on the 20th of May.


Fireworks are setup and fired from in front of the church, including this gigantic thing that spins and showers all kinds of sparks and noises, right next to the church!