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Come Experience the Beauty of the Hispanic Culture

August 26-28, 2016

The Latin community in Grand Rapids is thriving, and the Hispanic Center of West Michigan invites you to experience the beauty and tradition of this culture at their Hispanic Festival, August 26-28, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to take your kids to celebrate hispanic culture! Here are four things that families will love about the Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival.

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Four Reasons to Attend the Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival

1 – FREE CONCERTS, Including a Grammy Nominee for Children’s Music

A musical highlight for families is 2016 Latin Grammy Nominated performer 123 Andres! Children will be inspired to explore, learn and find as they dance and sing in Spanish and English. You can catch 123 Andres on Saturday from 1:30-2:30 PM.

There will be a constant stream of musicians and bands filling the air with Latino music throughout the Festival. You can check here to see when your favorite band is playing.

Grand Rapids HIspanic Festival Musician

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Music

2 – FOOD. Always About the Food

Festival food is some of the best food, and the Hispanic Festival promises to have an array of genuine vendor treats to choose from. You are encouraged to walk through all the vendors and check out menus first, lest you are too full when you happen upon some epic dish. In addition to good old tacos and empanadas, watch for desserts and Jaritos (Mexican soda).

Parent Tip: Lunch time can get very busy so plan accordingly for long lines.

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Vendor

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Tasty


So this Festival keeps kids busy. From the free music to dance to, to the food to devour, to activities, kids will always have something to do here.

  • There’s a Futsal Tournament (small version soccer) on Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 10 AM  – 4 PM.
  • Explore the Latin history in West Michigan with activities at the Grand Rapids Public Museum booth.
  • Photo booth
  • Make a traditional craft from a Latin American country on Friday and Saturday, noon – 5:00 PM at the Hispanic Center booth.

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Activity

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Crafts

4 – MERCADO! Aka Shopping

Check out their vendors for some unique finds, including handmade jewelry and clothing, soccer merchandise, masks and various other delights that will keep the memory of this fun day with your family alive well after the music stops playing.




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