Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
September 19 – 20, 2014
Friday: 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 4 – 11 p.m.
Last year, downtown Lexington felt like a Latin American country as more than 30,000 people came out and celebrated Lexington’s Latino community at the Festival Latino de Lexington. This two-day festival will feature fun for the entire family. Admission is free.
Friday night is tropical night and will include authentic Latino foods, fireworks and music from the Costa Rican salsa band Calle8. Hours on Friday are 5 – 11 p.m.
On Saturday, the event will begin at 4 p.m. with a street soccer tournament, informational booths, cultural presentations, craft vendors, children's activities, and more great authentic Latino food and live music. And due to popular demand, we will continue the tropical night festivities from 4 – 11 p.m. at the Fifth-Third Pavilion in Cheapside Park.
Performances from this year's festival will include: Calle 8 from Costa Rica, Banda Tumbardora de Sinaloa (Mexico), Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Ballet Folcklorico Fuego Nuevo (traditional Mexican dance), Cosa Seria Latin Band (Cuba, Panama and the US), Legnay Yoisel (Cuba), Iris Santos (Dominican Republic), Danza Matlachines (Mexico) , Lexington Ballet, Jose Rivera (Mexico), Capoeira Community of Lexington, the Salsa Center, Danza Folclorica Casa de la Cultura Hispana, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, DJ Power, Movement with Purpose (Latin hip hop), Bryan Station Middle School, Cardinal Valley Elementary, Booker T. Washington Academy and Peligro Musical (Mexico).
Festival Latino de Lexington is brought to you by Lexington Parks & Recreation, FLACA, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, Carman & Fullerton PLLC, Clark Distributing/MillerCoors, Toyota, PNC Bank, El Gran Tako Restaurant, Panchito Ice Cream, Cumulus Radio, LaVoz of Kentucky, Smiley Pete Publishing, Radio Vida and LFUCG Emergency Management.