The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival, September 22-24
Be part of the fiesta with dancing, eating and fun at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival!
Celebrate the heritage of Hispanic nations in Layfayette Park on September 22-24. As the largest Hispanic celebration in the area, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival features Hispanic Folk dancers, over 70 booths and the Los Ninos Kids Corner with piñatas and traditional Hispanic games.
The Festival celebrates the cultural contributions of Hispanic musicians, dancers, artisans, and chefs. Preserving vibrant traditions and educating others about Latin American culture is the Festival’s goal. But the Festival isn’t just about sharing culture. Funds raised at the Festival are used for college scholarships and helping under-privileged children.
The Festival features a wide array of foods and beverages from Latin & South American countries such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Belize. Live Latino bands will perform salsa, merengue, latin rock, percussion, and cumbia. Dancers from Mexico, Panama, Bolivia and Colombia will perform and provide free dance lessons in salsa and bachata.
Other attractions include folk arts & crafts, information booths from several cultural organizations, inflatable rides, a petting zoo and a mechanical bull.
The entire St. Louis community is invited to share in the weekend celebration of family fun. Area parking is available and admission is free.
The Hispanic Festival, Inc. hosts the annual Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival and works to unite all Hispanics regardless of their social, economic and political backgrounds. The organization’s members, a diverse group of dedicated citizens with a wide range of careers, wants to share the richly colorful Hispanic culture with the Greater St. Louis community.