Traditionally a summer festival, this year’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta will be held on September 29 at the parking lot next to the parish at 800 17th Street, Silvis, Ill. from 2 to 11 p.m. The parish was started by Mexican immigrants and the first mass was held in a boxcar and the fiesta is held to help support the parish.
Some notable highlights are the annual 5k Run of the Rose at 8 a.m. with the awards ceremony after that. A mariachi mass will be held at 4 p.m. with the crowning of the 2007 Fiesta queen immediately after mass. Folkloric dancers and Los Mocambos will be the entertainment.