GREATER ST. LOUIS HISPANIC FESTIVAL
Vibrant Hispanic Culture Returns to St. Louis!
Hispanic Festival, Inc. will be presenting the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Soulard Park, 7th and Lafayette Ave. next to Soulard Farmers Market. The event will take place on Friday, September 22 from 10:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am to 10:00pm and on Sunday, September 24 from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
Elisa Bender, Board Member states “We are excited to be back in Soulard bringing our beautiful Hispanic culture. Each year, our community is welcome with open arms and we can’t wait to showcase our music, art, food and traditions.”
Various features to this year’s festival include:
Live Latino Bands - We welcome national, regional and local bands including Grammy nominee Frankie Negron, Los Capi from Mexico, Los Artilleros Mexican Band, Song de mi Tierra Colombian Band, Los Bassmenteers and Inti llajta South American Band.
Reggaeton Rewind Night celebrates the music fusion of Latin rhythms and hip hop with DJ Erik Sensation.
Authentic Foods – Local “mom and pop” food vendors will prepare food from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and more. Traditional foods include empanadas, tamales, tacos, arepas and pan dulce. Some local favorites including Havana Cuisine, Maiza and Wheat and Tango Argentina will also serving traditional dishes.
Folkloric Dancers – Folkloric dancers from Mexico, Spain and Colombia will be performing throughout the weekend.
Hispanic Crafts – Craft vendors from Bolivia, Mexico and Ecuador will be selling clothing, blankets, jewelry and household goods.
Los Niños Kids Corner – Several activities will be available for kids including piñatas, Mexican paper flowers, Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead facepainting and other fun crafts and games.
Information booths - Several cultural organizations and businesses will acquaint the public with their programs and services.
One of the Fair’s purposes is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations particularly because of the rise of the Hispanic population in the greater St. Louis area. The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children.
We invite the entire St. Louis community, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to come and share in this festive weekend celebration of fun and fiesta for the whole family. Admission is free.
For more information call 314-837-6100 or visit www.hispanicfestivalstl.com or visit our Facebook page @HispanicFestivalstl.