Symphony Park at South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Road
October 14, 2012
Noon to 8 p.m.
General admission is $5. Children under 8 and Mint Museum members are free.
2012 will mark the 22nd year of the Charlotte Latin American Festival. Called a "true cultural experience that showcases the traditions of the Caribbean, Central and South America," it's a celebration of all things Latin America.
This this year's festival will showcase internationally renowned musical acts, cuisine from several different countries, visual art demonstrations from local artists, authentic crafts, dance presentations, and children’s activities.
The annual event attracted over 25,000 visitors last year.
The Rumba stage will host the music this year, with international superstar Jarabe de Palo headlining. Los Amigos Invisibles, Spanglish Fly, Bachaco, and Charlotte’s own Orquesta Mayor will also be performing.
The Carnaval stage will host more "performance" acts like traditional music and dance. A Brazilian capoeirista (a martial art that combines elements of dance and music) is planned, as well as music from a Puerto Rican campesino.
If you're looking for authentic art, stop by the Plaza de Artistas, where Latin American artists will have their work on display. Almost every art is represented, from painting to pottery, to weaving and photography and more.
For more information, check out the festival's official site.
From music to sports to arts to culture, there are always plenty of festivals happening around town. Click here for a month by month calendar of festivals in Charlotte. Know of a festival we don't have listed? Let me know at email@example.com.