By Jessica Mize
Every spring semester, UH student leaders band together to help transform part of campus into a fully functional town called "Fiesta City." All part of Frontier Fiesta, the hard work is for a good cause, as the annual student-led festival promotes education, community and scholarships, while also showcasing the many talents of the UH student body.
Scheduled to take place March 26-28, the event will include live concerts, variety shows by student organizations, carnival booths, a barbecue cookoff and more.
To help prepare for Frontier Fiesta, which will be set in and around TDECU Stadium, parking lots 12A and 12B will be blocked off as early as two weeks before the event to allow for construction of the festival space to begin. Any vehicles remaining in surface lots after they've closed will be relocated to another parking lot on campus.
“The Frontier Fiesta Planning Committee devised a plan to have parking lots and spaces in the event area go offline in phases, with the earliest lot closures taking place at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 13,” said UH Parking and Transportation Services Director Bob Browand. “Parking and Transportation Services is working closely with the committee to ensure everything is carried out correctly and successfully.”
In addition to using the surface lots, the committee also plans to utilize the nearby Stadium Parking Garage for event visitors starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. Students, faculty and staff who have a permit for the garage will still be able to access it as usual, but should expect heavier than normal traffic in the area through Sunday, March 29.