2014 Latinoamerican Festival

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/28/2014
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location
Kenmore Middle School

Cost: Free

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2014 Festival Latinoamericano Poster_Spanish2014 Festival Latinoamericano Poster_EnglishHead to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latinoamerican countries to Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1-6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arl, VA 22204)

Attendees will enjoy live music, delicious, authentic food and fun for the whole family.
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Entertainment: From live music to beautiful dance, attendees will enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the event. *Participating performers:

Sentimiento Peruano USA: Marinera Nortena from Peru

Hector Munoz: Paraguayan Harp

Samantha Rios: Ecuadorian Singer

Sociedad Cultural Tradiciones Bolivianas: Bolivian Dance entitled “Huayño Phuna”

*Please note that the performer line-up is subject to change and will be updated as acts are confirmed.
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Arts & Crafts/Community Vendors: Lots of vendors will be set up in the main hallway inside the school. *Participating vendors:

  • AARP: Information about AARP’s ability to connect its members to unique tools and programs, help you save money and tackle issues that are important to you, your family, and your community.
  • AIRE (Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy): Showcase a lighting display and engage with attendees about energy/money savings.
  • Arlington Community Federal Credit Union: Information about the member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative.
  • Arlington County Democratic Committee: Information about Arlington Democrats and voter registration.
  • Arlington County Public Library: FREE book giveaway, information about Arlington libraries and library card sign-up.
  • Arlington Foster Care/Adoption
  • Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families: Information about current issues facing youth and families in Arlington.
  • Arlington Public Schools’ Aquatic Management Office: Information about high school swimming pools and classes.
  • CaBi Fiesta: Promote Capital Bikeshare – explain what it is and how to use it. FREE giveaways – stickers, bottle openers, sunglasses.
  • Dieto Cero-Auto: Information to create awareness about alternative transportation to encourage people to reduce single occupancy trips in a vehicle. Trivia wheel with FREE giveaways!
  • Lone Lama: Polos from Peru, jewelry, ceramic jewelry holders.
  • Neighborhood Health: Information about its federally-qualified health center serving Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties with primary medical, dental, and behavioral services.
  • Sierra Club Virginia Chapter: The Sierra Club table will invite attendees to learn more about their mission to “explore, enjoy and protect our planet.”

*Please note that the list of vendors subject to change and will be updated as they are confirmed.

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Food Vendors: Try delicious food from a variety of Latin American countries. *Participating food vendors:

Peruvian Brothers: Chicharron, Asado, Butifarra, Chicken and Triple sandwiches.

Ligera Tentación: Pupusas, empanadas, carne asada, elote, fruit smoothies, piña coladas.

*Please note that the list of vendors subject to change and will be updated as they are confirmed.

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Transportation: Limited parking is available in the on-site parking lot.

FREE event shuttles from Ballston Metro (pick up in front of IHOP restaurant on N Stafford Street)! Pick-up schedule: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm.

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Event Photos: Check out photos from the 2013 event on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.