r By Abraham HernandezrCentro Hispano has announced the 15th annual Festival Latinoamericano (Latin American Festival) will take place on Sept. 2, 3 and 5 at the Utah County Historic Courthouse Grounds in downtown Provo.
“For three days, Provo will embody the heart of Latin America,” said Edgar Zurita, Festival Latinoamericano president. “The pulsing rhythms, vibrant dances, delicious food and colorful costumes will transport you to a Latin getaway in the heart of downtown Provo during our quinceañera, our 15th year.”
Festival Latinoamericano celebrates the cultural contributions made by the growing Hispanic community in Utah. This free, family-friendly event provides traditional foods and dynamic performances from all over Latin America as well as information from community partners and organizations.
“As Centro Hispano, our mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their lives and the community through educational programs, professional services, and cultural experiences,” said Adrian Escalante, Executive Director of Centro Hispano.
The 2016 Festival Latinoamericano event page can be found atrhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1412624582096977/.
Festival Latinoamericano kicks off the festivities on Friday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. A special musical performance will take place on Sunday, Sept. 4. All vendors are open every day except Sunday.
The 2016 Festival Latinoamericano will include:r• Dance and musical performancesr• Traditional foodr• Informational booths with community resourcesr• And other surprises
Centro Hispano is a nonprofit organization located in Provo that offers educational classes, legal assessments, walk-in consultations, volunteer opportunities, a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, a community festival and health fairs throughout the year.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful diversity of your own community full of family fun, community resources and unity through the diverse tapestry that makes up our culturally rich neighborhoods. Share your experience using #festivalprovo.