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The Latino Fest Iowa City returns from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Ped Mall in Iowa City.
For the ninth celebration, attendees can expect a great line-up of family programming, entertainment, authentic food and gifts for purchase, and a chance to connect with more than a dozen non-profit organizations.
Founder and organizer Manny Galvez wants to welcome everyone from Iowa City and surrounding communities to come together to experience the beautiful diversity from across Latin America. Latino Fest is free to attend.
Attendees can play a game of loteria, learn to dance the salsa and see traditional Chinelos and folklorico performances. For the full schedule visit iowalatinofest.org/schedule.
New this year is the Latino Community Service Awards, which will recognize the most influential Latino community builders in the Iowa City area.
“It's time to start recognizing the Latinos and Latinas who work so hard for the Latino community in the Iowa City area," said Galvez in a press release.
This year, festival organizers will honor Guadalupe Nunez, a hospital interpreter who has put together traditional dance performance groups for the Latino Fest since 2015.
Due to COVID-19, organizers encourage vendors and attendees to wear a mask and, of course, to stay home if sick. Johnson County Public Health will help direct those who want to get vaccinated.
What: Latino Fest Iowa City 2021
When: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ped Mall, Iowa City
Details: For a schedule of entertainment, visit iowalatinofest.org/schedule