Triennial "All Airborne" Fiestas






SUN CITY "ALL AIRBORNE" FIESTA VIII , the Airborne Convention sponsored by the Roy Benavidez-Robert Patterson "All Airborne" Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association, of El Paso, Texas, originally scheduled for July 1- 5, 2020, has been: 


The celebration is now scheduled for:

Wednesday, June 30, thru Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Guests should now plan to arrive early  June 30, 2021 and plan for a late departure on July 4, or early July 5, 2020.


Guests who previously registered for Fiesta VIII or who may have purchased advertising for "FIESTA VIII", are urged to review the below listed information:


M-1 RAFFLE: The M-1 Rifle Raffle was held as originally scheduled on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Grand Prize Winner was Mrs. Donna Felberg-Palmer (See TAB Labeled M-1 Raffle Winner/Special Events)

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: NO Cancellation Fees will be charged but, prior reservations with the DOUBLETREE Hotel  must be cancelled or rescheduled, if possible. Please call either: (800) 445-8667, or the local desk at (915) 532-8733.


TRAVEL: Those having made travel arrangement to El Paso for  2020 will be responsible for cancellations and/or new travel arrangements, if possible.

REGISTRATION: Those having paid registrations may choose to either:

- Allow the paid registration fees to remain with the El Paso Chapter and receive full credit for the 2021 event or,

- Request that the full amount paid, be returned to the original registrant.


DONORS: Any individual or organization having made donations, (financial or in kind), may either:

- Allow the donation to remain with the El Paso Chapter for use in the 2021 rescheduled event or,

- Request the donation be returned.

ADVERTISERS: Any individual or organization who has paid for advertising in the “Fiesta VIII” Program may choose to either:   

- Allow the El Paso Chapter to retain funds  for full credit for advertising in the 2021 “Fiesta VIII” Program or,

- Request that those funds be returned to the original advertiser.

Questions or additional information may be requested of: “Fiesta VIII” Committee Chairman Lee B. Walker via cell: (915) 238-9598, or Email:  Or, from Chapter Chairman John Ceballos via personal cell: (915) 240-8104, or Email:

Members of the "Fiesta VIII" Committee apologize for any/all inconveniences this adjustment may cause but hope that everyone will understand that this action is  being taken for the health and welfare of everyone involved because of the situation presented by the current COVID-19 Pendemic!


UPDATED LINKS to all related forms wil be provided at a later date as tours, events, and entertainment are rescheduled. 




An "All Female" Mariachi Group proved to be a very popular aspect of the event's entertainment.
The traditional, Mexican "Ballet Folklorico" is always very popular with guests!
Traditional dances, from various regions of Mexico are also, very popular!
Performers NEVER pass up an opportunity to serenade a lovely Senorita!
Visiting sisters, pose with members of one of the "Mariachi" Groups!
Most Popular Event... "The TEQUILA SOCIAL"... FREE TEQUILA for everyone!!!

Entertainment also includes trips to a baseball game of the El Paso "Chihuahuas," a trip to McKelligon Canyon to watch a performance of "VIVA EL PASO," a production of song and dance which tells the history of El Paso, in an outdoor amphitheater.


Entertainment includes El Paso's annual, 4th of July Parade.
Perks of participating in the parade...meeting the local beauties.
The chapter also creates an entry for the Independence Day Parade.
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