Candidates for the combined title of 16th of September Queen and Miss Tracy Latina are Brianna Mendoza, 17, and Olivia Sanchez, 15.
Tracy Latina Princess candidates are Alina Casillas, 10, and Angelina Lopez, 7.
Winners of both contests, based on ticket sales, will be crowned at the Sept. 13 celebration, which this year will be held in Lincoln Park at East Street and Eaton Avenue.
In past years, the sponsoring South Side Community Association staged the fiesta at McDonald Park, Central Avenue and First Street. But organizers feel Lincoln Park provides a larger, more centrally located venue.
The all-day fiesta will begin with a 10 a.m. parade from Sixth Street north on Central Avenue and Holly Drive to the park.
At the park, festivities, beginning at 11 a.m. will include a variety of musical performances, food vendors, a beer garden, arts and crafts booths, “El Grito,” charros, a car show, folklorico dancers, queen and princess coronations, a raffle, a pet adoption fair and a kid zone.
Musical entertainment will be headed by the Mike Torres Band, Los Primos de Oaxaca and Banda San Carlos and DJ “W.”
For information: Joey Juarez, 373-9291; Angel Hernandez, 471-5326