May is a busy month in the beautiful city of Lakewood—and there’s something extra-special going on: The Pan-Am Fiesta, which kicks off on May 11. From the El Comienzo luncheon to Lakewood Celebrates, there’s something fantastic happening each week this month.
The El Comienzo Luncheon
The El Comienzo luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 4. It’s the official kick-off for our annual Pan American Fiesta, and it’s a joint meeting between the Rotary Club of Lakewood and the Pan American Association. During the luncheon, the Pan American Association will recognize its scholarship recipients.
The lunch is between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Centre at Sycamore Plaza and Civic Center.
The Pan American Fiesta in Lakewood
One of the biggest annual events held in Lakewood, the Pan-Am Fiesta runs between Thursday, May 11 and Sunday, May 14.
Two amazing bands are scheduled to play on Friday and Saturday nights—Stone Soul and Knyght Ryder—and a number of other bands will be playing throughout the day on Saturday.
Food booths will be open Friday evening and all day Saturday, and more than 50 arts-and-crafts dealers will be on-site Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
The Children’s Cultural Booth has plenty of cultural activities, arts, and crafts from across the Americas between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Finally, the flag presentation ceremony takes place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Ride tickets and promotional wristbands are also available for purchase before the event and during the festival.
Lakewood Celebrates is a chance for the city to recognize volunteers, Pan Am scholarship ambassadors, Bookmark contest winners, and Scouts.
Lakewood Celebrates is on the city’s events calendar for Tuesday, May 23, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s being held at the Lakewood Centre in the Weingart Ballroom.
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