THE COMPONENTS OF FIESTA…
The Coca-Cola / McDonald’s Main Music Stage - Music is one of the basic elements of Fiesta. The Main Music Stage, will feature diverse Hispanic music and dance performances. Talented local, regional, national, and international artists will entertain patrons throughout the day and into the evening hours. The Music Stage performances surge all day long as the crowds grow in front of the stage each year. Fiesta’s exceptional music performances leave the crowds dancing without fail. Stay tuned as we release our lineup of artists for 2012!
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The DJ & Dance Stage – Back by popular demand, the DJ & Dance Stage returns to Fiesta! Renowned regional and international DJ’s come to Fiesta to entertain and get patrons on their feet! Salsa, chacha, or even your very own style, this component is a wildly energetic and soulful part of Fiesta!
The Arts Village - Fiesta and the Birmingham Museum of Art continue to join forces to host the Arts Village. Younger visitors will be able to engage in easy-to-learn, make and take art activities based on works by Hispanic artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Some activities include, making collages, figurative sculptures, creating tondo or making Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) skulls. Visitors will also enjoy making The World’s Largest Balloon Sculpture which is a work of art all by itself. Docent tours are available and encouraged!
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The Cultural Village - The Cultural Village is always a favorite of Fiesta guests. Connections are made in the Cultural Village, friendships are formed and reunions occur each and every year. Representatives from approximately 20 Latin American countries come together at Fiesta to showcase their native lands, exhibit clothing, artifacts and sometimes music to all who enter the village. The Cultural Village will typically feature several one-on-one domino tournaments, a staple to the Hispanic culture. In addition, performances from individual countries are scheduled and perform on the main stage throughout the day. It’s also not unusual for enthusiastic music and dancing to break out “within” the village all day long! Year after year, the Cultural village serves as a colorful, interactive source of information for all patrons to enjoy.
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The Family Village - Formerly known as the Fiesta Children’s Village, this component has been renamed to better reflect the its true dynamic! The Family Village takes over an entire quadrant of Linn Park and includes a Fun-Zone, a Reading and Storytelling Tent, and Family Building Together Tent. The Fun Zone includes many activities to delight children of all ages, including face painting, balloon artists, children’s performances and large inflatable structures. Fiesta’s Reading & Storytelling Tent, which was introduced in 2007 has become a component of the Family Village and will continue to focus on the interactive performance art form of Storytelling as well as focusing on the importance of family’s reading together.
In 2010 The Home Depot became involved with Fiesta and continue to coordinate and facilitate the Home Depot Family Building Together Tent. This has become a favorite of children and their parents. It is amazing to see hundreds of Home Depot volunteers put their skills to use and assist Fiesta patrons in fun and interactive building activities!
Infinity Auto Insurance will once again present the Read Conmigo Tent, which not only promotes literacy, but the importance of families reading together. Each year, Infinity’s employees join together and give away thousands of bilingual books to families at Fiesta!
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The Soccer Village - Soccer is not only a fun and energetic pass-time, but it is also an important part of the Hispanic Culture. Each year Fiesta hosts hourly soccer clinics and small group tournament play. Coaches and members from the UAB Blazers Soccer Team conduct soccer skills clinics and host matches throughout the day. Adults and children are able to compete for trophies and prizes!
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The Health and Wellness Village - The Health & Wellness Village was created to assess the community’s medical needs and provide educational materials and professional assistance. Organizations participating in this village will familiarize guests, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, with the medical options and resources that are available to them. Non-evasive health screenings are available to those who wish to take advantage of them. No guests leaves this Village empty handed as each organization provides plenty of health related giveaways! Both non-profit and for-profit medical organizations have provided assistance to thousands of Fiesta patrons over the years. Although the topic is serious, the Health and Wellness Village provides these services in a fun and interactive way.
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The Multi-Cultural Food Village - Homemade Tamales, crunchy beef carnitas, spicy poblanos, and creamy flan… Getting hungry yet? Not surprisingly, the Multi-Cultural Food Village is always a favorite of Fiesta patrons. Attendees are able to purchase cuisine from different vendors to satisfy tastes ranging from authentic Hispanic food representing various countries to hamburgers and hot dogs. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available as well.
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The Community Village - The Community Village is a component of Fiesta that truly showcases what our City and State can offer its many citizens in terms of assistance. Many Alabamians are unaware of the hundreds of organizations and services that are available right here in our own backyard. So many people need assistance financially, spiritually, or just want to be a part of something greater than themselves. The Community Village showcases businesses and not-for profit organizations from in and around our community, who wish to educate attendees about the benefits and resources they offer.
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