Don’t miss, Fiesta Evansville, on Sunday, October 9th from 12pm-5pm at Wesselman Park, located at 551 N. Boeke Rd., to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage and Diversity in Evansville. With thousands expected, you can enjoy free entry, hot air balloon rides, a multicultural parade, ethnic food booths, music and a unique entertainment lineup.
This year’s theme is “Bringing Latino Education to a Higher Level” and will feature tethered hot air balloon rides, weather permitting. Proceeds from the balloon ride will benefit the Latino Scholarship Fund at Ivy Tech Community College. One of the most colorful highlights of this year’s festival will be the Parade of Nations. Festival organizers will also present its first Grand Amigo Award.
The vibrant celebration of Latino culture kicks-off at noon with authentic foods from over 20 food booths, and continuous music and performances from a central stage by performers representing different countries and members of the local Hispanic community. Among the entertainment will be Latin American folk dancing, Mariachi music, a Latino flash mob and Salsa lessons.
Other activities include interactive displays, a women’s volleyball tournament and men’s soccer tournament. There will be a Children’s Corner with activities, inflatables, Latino arts and crafts lessons and face painting. Everyone will have a chance to win door prizes and giveaways, and adults will receive free admission at Wesselman Wood Nature Preserve with one paid admission for a child.
Booths will feature culture and crafts from several countries including Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, with more to be added.
Fiesta Evansville is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Diamond: La Campirana, Latino Collaboration Table Gold: Northwestern Mutual, Azteca, McDonald’s, ECHO Healthcare Bronze: Vanderburgh Community Foundation, Vectren, Ivy Tech Community College, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Aerotek, Wesselman Nature Preserve and University of Southern Indiana.
For more information, visit Fiesta Evansville on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiestaevansville/?fref=ts