Hispanic Heritage Fiesta – September 19
Bienvenidos a Siler City! Mark your calendars, the 10th annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta will take place on Saturday, September 16 in Siler City. Livening Chatham Avenue, be immersed in the Hispanic culture and learn from the area residents who represent it. The Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is presented by The Hispanic Liaison (El Vínculo Hispano), providing a space for all people to feel empowered and respected. ¡Nos vemos pronto!
The Hispanic Liaison
Continuing to amplify the voices of the Hispanic community in North Carolina, the civic organization partners with nonprofits and governmental agencies to address the needs and concerns of Hispanic residents. In 1995, The Hispanic Liaison was founded by a Latina immigrant, becoming one of the first Latinx nonprofit organizations in North Carolina.
Since its inception, the organization has supported thousands of adults, youth and children to adjust to life in the United States, supplying access to the services they need to be successful citizens.
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
Though the Hispanic Liaison offers events year-round, the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is one of the largest, attracting over 5,000 visitors each year. From 12 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at 200 N. Chatham Avenue in Siler City, the community joins for this outdoor, family-friendly festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. As they say, “Everyone is welcome!”
Live music includes performances by Banda Autentica Aguila Real and Los de la Luna. While you enjoy the sounds of the rich, Latin-American culture, visit food trucks and play games. Watch a performance by one of the folkloric dance groups, including Danza Guerreros Quetzalcoatl, Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition de Julio Ruiz and Danza Folklórica Santa Julia. Experience a visual immersion with the parade of Parade of quinceañeras and traditional Latin-American outfits or with a visit to the art exhibit by Miriam Ximil.
Nonprofit agencies, local businesses and artisans will be onsite, stop by their booths to learn more.