Gloria Trevi, Kumbia Kings, Afrojack spotlight Feria Juarez 2022

The mayor’s office publishes the list of artists; new attractions include the Circus, the 140-foot tall Ferris wheel

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Juarez, Mexico kicks off a nearly month-long party on June 9 with the start of Feria Juarez 2022.

This year, the fair features internationally renowned artists and a multitude of regional Mexican music groups. Popstar Gloria Trevi spotlights the opening night show at the fairgrounds south of the Bridge of the Americas near the big red ‘X’. Kumbia Kings play on June 16 and Afrojack on July 1.

The fair ends on July 3 with Carin Leon. No concert is scheduled from Monday to Wednesday. Promoter 4M Entertainment has released a full list of dates and artists here.

The Juarez mayor’s office says this year’s fair will have a circus and 43 mechanical games, including a 45-meter-tall (147-foot) Ferris wheel. More than 100 traders and artisans will sell their wares; at least 39 food vendors will be on site.

In this aerial photo from February 8, 2016, a giant sculpture known as La Equis or The X, casts its shadow near the site where Pope Francis celebrated mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The grounds are home to the Juarez Fair known by locals as La Feria. (AP file photo)

The Juarez Fair drew hundreds of thousands of visitors from Juarez, El Paso and elsewhere before the COVID-19 pandemic. Juarez is on “green” on the COVID-19 threat scale, but masks and the use of hand sanitizer are recommended, according to the mayor’s office.

Admission is $2.50. Rides and concerts are extra.