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Fiesta! Hispanic heritage event celebrates downtown Oct. 5
The 11th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, will be held at Linn Park on Saturday,October 5, from 12 PM to 8 PM. Admission to Fiesta is $5 per person in advance, and $8 at the gate. UAB, which is incorporating this event into its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will provide transportation to the event, with the bus departing Blazer Circle at noon, and returning at 3 PM.
With the stated goal of “educating the public about the many different Hispanic countries and their cultures through presenting the best of Hispanic art, music, food and dance,” Fiesta seeks to emphasize Birmingham as a community of “multiculturalism, sensitivity and acceptance.” With over 20 represented countries, the event will offer a varied range of activities, from storytelling to wrestling exhibitions. In addition, cultural education, as well as community and health-related resources will be available.
The event will be segmented into different “villages”, all which display a different facet of Latino culture. Some of these villages include the Music Village which features local, regional, national, and international artists that present a diverse, dynamic sound of the Hispanic culture; the Art Village, which partners with the Birmingham Museum of Art to help engage younger attendees in activities; and the Cultural Village which showcases 20 Latin American countries sharing their native lands, exhibiting clothing, artifacts and music.
In conjunction with the citywide celebration of 50 Years Forward, Fiesta will feature two films depicting the struggles of African-Americans in the 1960′s and the hardships of the migrant farm workers in the 1970′s. The films will be shown on a two-hour rotation adjacent to the Cultural Village, from noon to 6 PM. After viewing the films, one can sign the Birmingham Pledge in Spanish, vowing oneself to moving the country forward over the next 50 years. Additionally, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will offer free tours given in Spanish for Sunday, September 29.
For a complete list of sponsors, event details, or more descriptive directions, visit fiestabirmingham.com.