When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 pm.
Where: Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Avenue, Chattanooga
Latin Festival Chattanooga is designed as a free community celebration with fun for all ages and backgrounds. The 2nd annual Festival features traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by local artists and regional performers, a parade of nations, authentic food court, pavilion of faith, Latino-American soccer tournament, visual artists’ showcase, a Hispanic Heritage Fashion Show and plenty of family fun!
The Parade of Nations and Opening ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with Dr. Flora Tydings, President of Chattanooga State, along with Mayor Andy Berke and Mayor Jim Coppinger and other local dignitaries.
Once again a unique part of Latin Festival is our Passport to Latin-American Experience which is a fun cultural learning opportunity available for up to 500 participants. It will encourage people to connect with 16 educational booths and activities to learn about different Latin countries represented in Chattanooga. Goodie bags will be available for participants completing the challenge.
As part of local Latin Week, Chattanooga State partnered with La Paz Chattanooga, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga Sports Ministries, YMCA Metro, Highland Park Neighborhood Association, Chattanooga Neighborhood Association, CGLA, Chattanooga Zoo, 21 Hispanic Churches, Chattanooga Football Club, Chattanooga Police Department and some of the private and public schools to develop a very fun and diverse programs.
Chattanooga State is honored to have leadership support for Latin Festival 2016 from the Benwood Foundation and the Maclellan Foundation and Platino sponsors EPB and TVA. Event proceeds benefit the Chattanooga State Community College Foundation’s Latino Scholarship Fund and the Chattanooga State’s Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language Programs offered in Highland Park since 2001.
Learn more and see our commercial at LatinFestivalCha.org.
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