Snowbird Festival

San Felipe, Baja, Mexico

Snowbird Festival, November 24, 2006

Snowbirds is an appropriate name for the local demographic who habitually flee the kiln of summer for cooler climates, then return to San Felipe for the temperate embrace of its autumn weather, while their points of origins wallow under blankets of snow. The town spreads out a Return of the Native welcome for them that includes music, dance, a banquet and many imaginative spins on the normal fare of entertainment.

This year the festival was held beside the Malecon and a large crowd turned out to enjoy the celebration. Food and beer was made available while the crowd delighted in the fine vocal stylings of a singer from Mexicali. A festival king and queen were chosen by an obscure method of dog-barking, dancing and a slip of paper taped under the winner's chair.

Breaks between enternaiment were filled by raffle draws. Almost everyone won something. It was a nice afternoon for our returning snowbirds.

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