Sights and sounds from the San Miguel Mission Fiesta
The annual San Miguel Mission Fiesta featured live music, games for kids, raffles, a silent auction and plenty of Mexican-American food Sunday.
The San Miguel Arcangel mission was founded in 1797 — the 16th of 21 established by Fransciscan missionaries from Majorca, Spain — by Father Fermin de Lasuen, who succeeded Junipero Serra as the man in charge of California’s missions.
Sunday’s event included a Spanish-language Fiesta Mariachi Mass in the morning and a performance by Ballet Folklorico. A barbecue offered chicken or beef with salad, beans and bread, but other Mexican dishes were offered, as well.