Hispanic Festival, Inc. announced details today about the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Kiener Plaza (Market & 7th Street) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- Sept. 7, 8 and 9, 2012. This is a new location for the festival.
The colorful and festive Welcoming Ceremony will be on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m., followed by a Parade of Hispanic Nations. This is the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area.
The annual event will feature Hispanic Folkloric dancers, more than 75 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with Dora the Explorer and Diego. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy the sizzling sounds of Hispanic music with seven live Latino bands playing a variety of music including salsa, merengue, rock, percussion, cumbia and bachata.
Traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Peru and Columbia will be performing as well as offering dance lessons in salsa and bachata.
The Cultural Village will be host to a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin and South America including Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Belize, and more.
Other attractions will include folk arts & crafts and information booths from several cultural organizations and government agencies as well as recruitment booths.
Funds raised from the event will be used to provide scholarships to college-bound students as well as under-privileged children and their families.
For more details, visit the web site at hispanicfestivalstl.com.
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