LOS ISLENOS FIESTA 2015 will be celebrated Saturday, March 7th, 2015 and Sunday, March 8th, 2015 on the grounds of Los Islenos Museum Complex, 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village, Louisiana. The festival will open at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The will conclude Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Chalmette High School band and the United Houma Nation will perform Saturday, March 7th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. August Rush will perform Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pick 6 Band will conclude Saturday’s entertainment, performing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8th, 2015 entertainment will include OVI‐G and the Froggies (12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) and conclude the TOPCATS (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.).

The cultural centerpiece of Los Islenos Fiesta 2015 will be performances by La Zarzalera, an accomplished folkloric group from Gran Canaria. Jose Lantigua, president of the Federation of Folkloric Groups in Gran Canaria organized the participation of this group. Luisa Merino is president of La Zarzalera. Components of other folkloric groups in Gran Canaria joined La Zarzalera to perform in Fiesta 2015. La Zarzalera will perform Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Senior Heritage Program, honoring the original Isleno colonists and their descendants, will take place Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Islenito and Junior Heritage Program will take place Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Participants dress in the traditional clothing of the Canary Islands.

The Trappers War Documentary, produced by David Dubos will be shown in the Isleno Center March 7th8th,2015 in addition to other educational presentations including Isleno genealogy by Jenny Jacoby and a talk about the Islenos of San Antonio, Texas.

Please bring your friends and family to participate in this wonderful celebration of the heritage and culture of the Islenos – Canary Islanders which serves as the major findraiser for the Isleno Society. The money raised here funds interpretive programs, maintenance and development of Los Islenos Museum Complex!


Los Islenos Society will hold a pot‐luck farewell dinner in honor of La Zarzalera Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Los Islenos Center. Attend and enjoy visiting with this gracious folkloric group which has come to enrich our community. They return to Gran Canaria Thursday, March 12th, 2015.


The members of Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society have been working tirelessly to make Fiesta 2015 successful. Our great partners, St. Bernard Parish Government, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department, St. Bernard Parish School Board, the Houma Nation of Native Americans and other groups have all made important contributions to Fiesta 2015. I thank everyone for what has been done and look forward to the future!