Fiesta Flambeau night parade campers going strong

Parties , music and dance going all night


One of Fiesta's most popular events is here this weekend, the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade.

This year is the 65th anniversary of the large night parade, and many people are camping out to make sure they don't miss out on all the fun.

Roger Rodriguez and his family have been camping out on Broadway for the fiesta parades for the last 13 years.

After the Battle of Flowers Parade on Friday, Rodriguez said everyone is ready for the night parade.

"Friends and family, we gather up, my brother does the barbecue," said Rodriguez. "We have T.V.'s, margaritas, everything. We have it all going here."

Rodriguez said not only do they have great food, a margarita machine, and a television to watch the Spurs game, they even have their own personal DJ, who is keeping everyone dancing.

"We have the longest line dance on Broadway," said Anabel Rodriguez. "We love to dance, all of us."

Ray Ordones, who is hosting his own camp site off of Broadway, said it's all about having a good time.

"This is our family Fiesta yearly function," said Ordones. "Every year we do this. It's so awesome here. We have the time of our lives."

Ordones said the party will continue right up until the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade on Saturday.

The parade kicks off at 7 p.m.

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