Jacksonville State Field Schools to host Canyon Fiesta

Jacksonville State Field Schools to host Canyon Fiesta

By Tyler Pruett


FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Jacksonville State University Field Schools is hosting their annual Canyon Fiesta on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Little River Canyon Center on Highway 35.

This is their eighth year of hosting the event, which celebrates hispanic culture in conjunction with the Cinco de Mayo holiday. This event is free and open to everyone, with donations to help fund the event being accepted.

The fiesta will feature live music from a mariachi band, arts and crafts, door prizes, and other activities to celebrate Hispanic culture. Saturday’s event will also feature soccer, or “futbol” exhibits with local players. Mi Casita will be providing authentic Mexican cuisine for the duration of the event, and kids will also have a chance to swing at Pinatas.

“The Canyon Fiesta is one of our events we hold yearly to not only give kids the opportunity to learn about other cultures, but celebrate them as well,” said Niki Wayner, Assistant Director of the Little River Canyon Center.

“We’ll have arts and crafts for the kids,” Wayner added. “They’ll even have a chance to decorate their own maracas.”

The events will be held outdoors at the pavilion, providing the weather cooperates. Which according to forecasts, Saturday will be a beautiful day to enjoy the canyon center and celebrate a culture.

For more information, contact the Canyon Center at (256)845-3548 or email fieldschools@jsu.edu.