The seasons are changing. Even though schools are back in session, there is still time left to enjoy a few last days of summer. The best way to enjoy arm weather is to be outside celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with family and friends. Consider checking out one or all of these Quad Cities and surrounding areas celebrations of the Latino community.

VIVA Quad Cities

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00 PM -10:30 PM

LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA

VIVA Quad Cities is celebrating its 26th year this year. This family-friendly event always offers many great things to do. This year is no exception. There will be food, merchandise, and service vendors. A whole area filled with fun just for children. Presentation of colors and lots of music and dancing. This year’s headliner is Isabel Marie. The following entertainers will perform during this event: Grupo Innstinto, DJ Pachanga, Danza Guadalupana de West Liberty, Crooked Cactus, QC Ballet Folklorico, Glenview Mariachi and more. Admission is $10 for adults and it is free for children 12 years old and younger. For more information, please visit https://vivaquadcities.com/

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

St. Mary’s Kermes

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 516 Fillmore St., Davenport, IA

There will be food, Mexican loteria (bingo), trampolines for children to enjoy. Music by DJ Guerrero. Performances by Glenview Mariachi and QC Ballet Folklorico. There also will be Payasito Churrumais.

Fiesta Day Parade

Saturday, September 14, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sterling, IL and Rock Falls, IL

67th annual Fiesta Day Parade. The parade will begin in Rock Falls and ends in Sterling. Follow this event on Facebook for more information. Hola America is one of the proud sponsors of this Parade. 

East Moline Mexico’s Independence Day Fiesta and Parade

Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Runner’s Park, 742 15th Ave, East Moline, IL

This celebration is becoming an annual tradition that the whole community loves. This year the fiesta is presented by LULAC 5285 and Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico. The parade will start at 12:00 PM and the fun will begin at 2:00 PM in downtown East Moline’s Runner’s Park. There will be a princess contest, music by DJ Guerrero and other entertainment. Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico will perform as well. For more information check out East Moline Mexico’s Independence Day Fiesta and Parade on Facebook.

8th Annual Taste of Fiesta 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

RB&W District, 301 East 2nd Street, Rock Falls, IL

Celebration of Latino culture filled with music, dance, food, arts and crafts, and various vendors. There will be different community organizations giving information, representatives from community services, and notable community members. Participants can expect live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Look for 8th Annual Taste of Fiesta 2019 on Facebook for more information.

Rhythm Rumble

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA

Live professional boxing with matches between “The Exception” Shawn West, Sr. and Lance “Lay’em Down” Williams, Kristine Ion-Rood and “Diamond” Daisha Duran, “The Anointed Fighter” Eddie Hamilton and Andre Espeut. Also, on the card “Smokin” joe Perez, “Stunning” Stephen Edwards, Rodrigo Rody Rubio and pro debuts of Lalo Ramos and Roberto Negrete, Jr. Tickets cost is $75 for the front row, $55 for the second row, and $40 for third and fourth rows and $24 general admission. Doors open at 6:00 Pm and fights begin at 7:00 PM. For more information please visit https://www.rhythmcitycasino.com/event/2019/oct/rhythmrumble.html

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