claudia making tamales

dance lessons

Fiesta de Tamales 2013

Fiesta De Tamales

Our 2016 Fiesta de Tamales took place at the Eagle Crest Nursery in El Jebel on Saturday, October 1, 5-8 PM.

In a valley filled with hundreds of nonprofits and high-priced ticket galas, English in Action’s annual fundraiser puts the people it serves in the spotlight. Immigrants, who are usually the ones learning through our student-tutor language-based program, get a turn to teach volunteers how to make tamales and pupusas—hundreds of which are served at Fiesta de Tamales.

An army of volunteers and grassroots activism makes the fundraiser a true community event. It not only helps raise a significant amount of money to fund the organization, but the actual event meets English In Action’s mission by bringing diverse communities together.

The Fiesta includes a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklórico dancers, Mexican folk singers, piñatas, dancing, a prize drawing and more than 1,200 homemade tamales and pupusas to energize attendees.