Saturday October 5, 2013
12:00 - 8:00 pm
at Linn Park, Birmingham, AL
Sábado 5 de octubre 2013
12:00 - 8:00 pm
en Linn Park, Birmingham, AL
The 11th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture
and heritage, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday,
October 5, from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. With the goal of educating the public
about the many different Hispanic countries and their cultures, Fiesta’s
approach has been to do this through presenting the best of Hispanic art,
music, food and dance.
Admission to Fiesta is $5 per person in advance and $8 at the gate.
Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Donations to the scholarship
fund at Fiesta are encouraged at the event
Fiesta gives Alabamians a unique opportunity to experience the best of
Latin American countries in their own backyard! Patrons can journey through
over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food
and culture. It showcases that Birmingham is a community that encourages
multiculturalism, sensitivity and acceptance.
And Fiesta has proven to be an excellent resource for our Hispanic
community. Not-for-profit organizations attend Fiesta to educate attendees
about the benefits and resources they offer. Businesses will also be on
hand to enlighten attendees about their many goods, services and employment
opportunities. The Health & Wellness Village will work to assess the
community’s medical needs and provide educational materials and
Fiesta is family-friendly fun for the entire family. While the
largest crowd can be found in front of the main music stage, Fiesta offers
a wide assortment of activities, from storytelling to wrestling
exhibitions. Music, dance, performing arts, visual arts, children’s
activities, soccer, cultural education, authentic Latin food as well as
community and health-related resources are all part of the event.
Fiesta, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization created to organize
and manage a yearly festival that celebrates and educates the public about
the diverse Hispanic cultures within the Latino community in Alabama.
Fiesta, whose volunteer board of directors produces the yearly event with
the help of its members and interested community leaders and volunteers.
The Fiesta Board is currently made up of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic
professionals from across the metro Birmingham area including Teresa Zúñiga
Odom, Robert Compton, Ashlee Jones, Freddy Rubio, Cristina Almanza, Matt
Ennis and Chris Miller