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Tinian’s three-day San Jose Fiesta begins on Friday, April 29 | Lifestyle

TINIAN (Press Release) —  Preparations for the 2022 Tinian San Jose Fiesta are underway marking the 66th anniversary in celebration of Tinian’s patron saint, San Jose the Worker! Mayor Edwin P. Aldan and the collective Tinian leadership welcome everyone in the Mariana archipelago to partake in this fun-filled three-day weekend event from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, at the Tinian Fiesta Grounds.

ESCAPE to Tinian for the weekend as Star Marianas Air, Inc. will be extending their flight schedules beginning Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30.  Each night during this promotional period there will be flights from Saipan to Tinian from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and flights from Tinian to Saipan will operate from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Mayor’s Office will be extending the areas along our beautiful coastline, nearest to the Fiesta Grounds, including Jones Beach, Taga Beach, and Tachogna Beach, to be available to our visitors for camping. Reservations to use any of the pavilions during the Fiesta weekend should be made via email at [email protected] in advance.

TASTE the flavor of Tinian as ten of the island’s best local vendors dish out traditional cuisine and unique street food. Serving up the best of island barbecue will be Chana’s Kitchen, Bento Box, Queen’s Restobar and RB5. Got a sweet tooth? Check out Sweeties Corner for an assortment of desserts and a wide variety of shave ice – perfect on a hot day! Expand your palate when choosing a menu from JC Cafe.

EXPERIENCE our first-ever grease pig and grease pole competition, where individuals go head-to-head to demonstrate strength and agility. Hop on your boat and compete in the annual San Jose Fiesta Fishing Derby as well as the Perpetual Softball Tournament.

ACCESSORIZE with Tinian’s very own Biton’s Boutique and Rio’s Fashion Boutique as they showcase new threads, and be sure to grab a toy or souvenir from Chelu Alynez.  5 and 1 are opening its doors to all gamers with Darts and Softball Pitching Game.

DANCE the night away with True North Band live on stage this Fiesta weekend, as well as the Selepeo Brothers and the Groove Theory Cover Band. 

“The San Jose Fiesta is an event for everyone and an opportunity to see what Tinian has to offer —  sights, sounds, food, and most of all, our hospitality.  It is my honor to host this year’s Fiesta, with the support of all the festival sponsors. I commend everyone responsible for making it possible. From my island to yours: Biba San Jose!” Mayor Aldan said.

The San Jose Parish Council invites the public to attend festivities at the church in celebration of the Fiesta weekend on Sunday, May 1. The Novenan San Jose will be held in the social hall at 3:15 p.m. and Father Anthony Aguason will lead the Misan San Jose at 4 p.m. followed by the dinner banquet.

The live performers:

1) Groove Theory

2) Chris Selepeo

3) James Selepeo

4) True North Band

5) Nathan Ada

6) Tyler H

7) 3 Little Angels

8) Drake Cabrera

9) Fit Bit-Tinian

10) JTK Sounds


1) Lilia King – Chelu Alynez

2) Bobbie Borja – Sweeties Corner

3) Sabina Aldan – Bento Box

4) Julia Biton – Biton’s Boutique  

5) Lot Bunao – JC Café

6) Queen’s Restobar

7) Chana Cruz – Chana’s Kitchen

8) Top Media Production

9) Ramon Iglecias – RB5 & Grands

10) Carla King – 5 and 1

11) Josephine King – Rio’s Fashion