FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

June 22, 2019

FIESTA IN FLORISSANT

 

Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will be presenting “Fiesta in Florissant” at the Knights of Columbus Park located in Florissant near the corner of Lindbergh and Washington St.  The event will take place on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00am to 10:00pm and on Sunday, June 23 from 11:00am to 9:00pm.  The colorful and festive Welcoming Ceremony will begin on Saturday, June 22 at 5pm with remarks from the City of Florissant Mayor Thomas Schneider.

 

The two-day celebration will feature non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Panama, Colombia and Mexico.  This year expect salsa, bachata, cumbia, flamenco, South American and Mexican music to entertain the crowd including Banda Artilleros Mexican Band, Renacer Latino Salsa Band, Ritmo Tropical and Los Primos de Tierra Mexican Band.

 

There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas from Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.  Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas, Pony Rides, Inflatable Rides, face painting and Hispanic hands-on crafts.  Information booths from several cultural organizations will acquaint the public with their programs and services. 

 

The Fiesta “Car Show” which will be Saturday, June 22 starting at 12pm.

 

3rd Annual Quinceanera Fashion Show will be Sunday, June 23, 4pm featuring formal dresses and reenactments of this Hispanic tradition. Sponsored by Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.

 

New this year, we’ll be having live artists and art exhibit from local Latinx artists.

 

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 North County.  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 and parking is free. 

 

For more information call 314-837-6100 or visit www.hispanicfestivalstl.com.

GREATER ST. LOUIS HISPANIC FESTIVAL

GREATER ST. LOUIS HISPANIC FESTIVAL

25th Anniversary

 

Hispanic Festival, Inc. will be turning up the heat at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Soulard Park near 7th Street and Lafayette next to the Soulard Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – September 20, 21, 22, 2019.  Hours are Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday, September 22 from 11am to 8pm.  This year celebrates the 25th Anniversary and it’s the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis.

 

The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and traditional Hispanic games and crafts such as molas and Mexican paper flowers.  Take in the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with live Latino bands playing a variety of music on the premier concert stage including salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata.  This year we welcome Orquesta Tropico Salsa Band, El Poder Versidad Mexican Band, Group Tunay Band and Ritmo Latino Band.  Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Venezuela, Spain and Colombia will be performing as well as offering dances lessons in salsa, zumba and South American dance. 

 

Experience an evening in Barcelona Spain for our “Bailamos en Barcelona/Let’s Dance in Barcelona” night on Friday, September 20 with flamenco dance, pinata bulls, sangria and a Picasso inspired paint-by-number mural.

 

A little bit of Puerto Rico will be visiting the Hispanic Festival with the first Bomba and Plena musical all female group Las BomPleneras on Saturday, September 21.

 

Visit the Low Rider Car Display on Sunday at 1pm.

 

Our Cultural Village will be host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America including Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Argentina, Belize, Peru, Puerto Rico and more. 

 

Other attractions include folk arts & crafts, information booths from several cultural organizations, inflatable rides, petting zoo and a mechanical bull.

 

One of the Fair’s purposes is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations.  The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students as well as local under-privileged 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.  Area parking is available or fair-goers may ride the Metro to the Busch Stadium stop.  Admission is free.

 

The purpose of Hispanic Festival, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to unite and bring cultural harmony to the St. Louis area throughout all walks of life.  For more information contact Hispanic Festival, Inc.

 

The purpose of Hispanic Festival, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to unite and bring cultural harmony to the St. Louis area throughout all walks of life.  For more information contact Hispanic Festival, Inc.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS / DAY OF THE DEAD

November 02, 2019

 ST. LOUIS, MO – The public is invited to the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell in Forest Park, on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019 for a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 11am to 5pm both days.

 

Dia de los Muertos is an annual holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other Hispanic cultures.  The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have died.  Traditions with Dia de los Muertos include altars honoring the deceased with sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of the departed in a festival setting.

 

The family event will showcase 12 beautiful decorated altars from various Hispanic countries, local artists and community members.

 

Expect a children’s area with free face painting and Hispanic crafts.

 

Day of the Dead Art Exhibit will be present on the first floor.  Also, attendees can enjoy our Community Business Partners fair.

 

The public is invited to participate in our Dia de los Muertos Processional on Saturday, November 2 at 3:30pm outside and inside the Museum. .  Bring photos or items that reminds you of a person that has passed away to honor them.

 

On both days, attendees can enjoy a variety of folkloric performances from several Latin and South American countries.  The “Art in Movement” hosted by Chef Martin Lopez will be performing daily in the auditorium.  The “Art in Movement” is a performance incorporating various art genres including ballet and folkloric dance, music and art.

 

Cookies and refreshments will also be available both days.

 

New this year, attendees will be able to purchase authentic foods from various Hispanic countries.

 

Dia de Los Muertos at the Missouri History Museum will be enjoyed by the living and honor those who have passed.  The event is a high-spirited affair that celebrates local art, music and dance.  Mark your calendar for this opportunity to learn about this important Hispanic Culture.  Admission to Dia de Los Muertos is free.

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