LULAC Fiesta Night to be Hosted at the Putnam 


A Delight for the Senses! Join us for LULAC Fiesta Night and Monarchs & Mariachi 

The Putnam Museum is excited to host LULAC’s annual Fiesta Night on Saturday, September 9! This will be a night of vibrant, cultural fun for all to enjoy! With mariachi music, food, and dancing, all are sure to be entertained by this amazing event. Performers include Quad City Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Los  Aguilares, and Crooked Cactus Band and the delicious dinner will be catered by El Mariachi.  

“As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the QC, LULAC is proud to share our rich cultural heritage with the QC Community” shares Michael Reyes parliamentarian of LULAC. “Over the years our annual fiesta has helped raise funds for our scholarship program. As we continue our  collaboration with the Putnam Museum, we would like to invite the QC community to this year’s Fiesta.”  


The fiesta will begin at 5:00 pm with a social hour and music from Mariachi Los Aguilares. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, catered by El Mariachi, followed by the program and performances. The Putnam Museum will also be bringing out some Day of the Dead Skulls from the collection and displaying them all day Saturday. The Fiesta event is $20 per person at the door and includes the entirety of the event and dinner. The proceeds for this event benefit the LULAC scholarship fund which helps students attend college.  


Earlier in the day the Putnam will be celebrating Monarchs & Mariachi with activities and events all included in the price of museum admission. We will celebrate the migration of monarch butterflies throughout the day. Starting at 2:00 pm we will have drop in butterfly crafts, a photo booth, and a  special tour of our new regional history exhibit Common Ground: Our Voice, Our Stories. The tour, led by expert Putnam staff, will focus on the Latino influence in the Quad Cities. At 3:00 pm Flight of the  Butterflies 3D will be shown in the GIANT Screen Theater, there is an additional charge for the movie. From 4:00-4:45 pm Mariachi Los Aguilares will play mariachi music throughout the museum. Museum guests are encouraged to enjoy butterfly activities and Latin culture during their visit to the museum.  

About the Putnam  

The Putnam Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, brings to life a sense of place, time, and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people. For more than 150 years, guests have experienced the Putnam’s permanent exhibits ranging from Unearthing Ancient Egypt to our family-favorite science galleries, as well as an array of programs and internationally recognized traveling exhibits. The Putnam is dedicated to helping guests discover and explore in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  

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