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On behalf of the Office of International Community Outreach, thank you to our many friends of the College for your unconditional support of Latin Festival 2015. The event was proclaimed by our City and County Mayors as Latin Festival Day, and it was a dream come true for many people within our community.
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Latin Festival is designed as a free community celebration with event proceeds supporting Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered by ChattState in the Highland Park community since 2001. A goal of the event is to connect the local Latino community with the broader Chattanooga community. We want Chattanoogans of all backgrounds and cultures to join us in the festivities where southern hospitality meets Latin flair.
The Latin Festival provides the spirit of a Caribbean carnival with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, soccer tournament, Hispanic heritage displays, Kids Zone and more. See Schedule of Events and Activities below.
A unique part of Latin Festival is our Passport to Latino-American Challenge. The Passport Challenge is a fun cultural learning experience for up to 500 participants. It will “challenge” people to connect with 24 educational booths and activities to learn about the different Latin countries. Prizes to first 500 participants–based on number of country “stamps” (aka stickers)! Apply to participate in the Passport to Latino-American Challenge today!
Schedule of Events & Activities
Friday, May 1
6 p.m. Latino-American Soccer Cup, Highland Park Commons
Saturday, May 2
9 a.m. Latino-American Soccer Cup, Highland Park Commons
10 a.m. Ecumenical Service: Welcome the Stranger, Redemption Point Church
11 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Parade of Nations, Main Stage
11:30 a.m. Launch of Resource Guide “Descubre Chattanooga,” Main Stage
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Face Painting, pinatas, puppet show, exhibit of South-American animals & more
Passport to Latin-American Challenge
STEM, nonprofit, government, healthcare and legal booths
Food & Truck Vendors
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Main Stage
Latin Music by Carlos Colon and His Tropical Swing
Performance by Dance Brasil Entertainment
Guatemalan Performance by Samanta Bautista
Mexican Performance by CLILA
Peruvian Performance by Association Peru Chattanooga
Performance by Peruvian Singer Sandra Onal
Colombian Performance By Connie Sweeney & Luz Bohorquez
Honduran Performance by Fuentes Culturales
Dominican Performance by Antonio MacMath
Cuban Performance by Marilin Perez
Costa Rican Performance by Kristine Hale Salva
11.a.m. – 4 p.m., Faith Pavillion
Christian Music by Instituto CanZion
Christian Performance by Abba’s House
Performers from local Hispanic congregations
Outreach Hispanic Community
3:45 p.m. Soccer Tournament Awards and Closing Ceremony, Main Stage
Thank you to our community partners and sponsors ( logos below) who are helping make this free community event a dream come true for our local Latino community. Also, we are grateful to our incredible Event Organizing Committee & Advisors, for whom without their leadership and support, this event would not be possible. Muchas Gracias!
You can donate now to support our life-changing Adult Education and English as a Second Language program. Click here and designate your gift to: Adult Education Program Fund.
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