Hispanic food, music, art and dance will take center stage at the 17th annual Fiesta, set for September 28 in Linn Park, Birmingham. The celebration will also honor Alabama’s 200th anniversary of statehood.
“Fiesta 2019 will serve as a tribute to the diversity that characterizes our state and will provide a vibrant way to engage as we look toward the next 200 years, recognizing the rich history that got us here and the people that will continue to carry us forward,” says Fiesta President Chris Miller.
The festival features two music stages, food vendors, a cultural village, a community village, children’s activities and a health and wellness village. The Alabama Bicentennial Tour will also be featured.
“Fiesta is always a good time — full of life and flavor,” says Miller. “It has become a beloved tradition and an invaluable opportunity to share our rich Hispanic heritage with each other and with our fellow Alabamians.”
Fiesta was organized in 2001 by members of the Hispanic Business Council of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the first celebration took place in 2003.
“Since its inception in 2003, Fiesta has served as a bridge, celebrating the culturally diverse traditions of Latin America’s various Spanish-speaking countries right here in Birmingham,” the organization says.
Also, since its inception, the organization has presented more than $75,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students.
Tickets are on sale now for $7; beginning August 1 the ticket price is $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticket-holding adult.
For tickets or more information visit fiestabham.com.