Dust up your best dancing shoes and mark the calendar because this year the Cedar Rapids Latino Festival is promising to be memorable as they have announced the renowned band Sonora Dinamita has their headliner for the festival.
The Cedar Rapids Latino Festival will be held on September 18, 2022, from 11 AM to 5 PM at the McGrath Amphitheater located at 475 1st At SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. This Latino Festival celebrates its 12th year (in 2020 there was no Festival due to the pandemic but they still gave out scholarships for that year). And as always the whole community is invited to come and join the fun.
“Every year we do different things to include the whole community,” Monica Vallejo, one of the organizers, said.
Ms. Vallejo shared that there will be many fun things to enjoy for whole families. As customary the Cedar Rapids Latino Festival will have entertainment and food for sale. This year the attendees can expect to dance the day away to the famous Tropical sounds and cumbias of La Sonora Dinamita.
Besides the sounds of the well-known songs like “La Cadenita” and “Mil Horas” there also will be performances by a Ballet Folklorico from Illinois and for the first time, Cedar Rapids’ very own Ballet Folklorico Fuerza Cultural Cedar Rapids will be performing during this event. Also, the local music band, Grupo Diferencia de Oaxaca will play their music for the participants’ enjoyment.
The Cedar Rapids Latino Festival will offer a variety of activities for kids as well. Kids will have fun breaking piñatas during the day. Ms. Vallejo said that usually there are 10 piñatas for the kids to break. There will be representatives from the local soccer club. They will set up a space where kids can kick the ball around. Also, Los Primos Boxing Club, the local boxing program, will have some match presentations going on.
Of course, there will be the announcement of the scholarship winners and an awards ceremony.
Mark your calendar because you will not want to miss this fun event and dance the day away with the sounds of cumbia of La Sonora Dinamita. The Cedar Rapids Latino Festival will be on September 18, 2022, from 11 AM to 5 PM at McGrath Amphitheater located at 475 1st At SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.
For more information visit their Facebook page Festival Latino of Cedar Rapids