Long Beach Latin American Parade & Festival seeks performers, artists, vendors
2009-08-12 · By Editor
Don’t miss the excitement on Saturday, September 12 as the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) presents the Inaugural Latin American Parade & Festival! (click link for updated entertainment schedule)
This one-day event will feature anything and everything Latin American, including authentic Latin American cuisine, dance lessons and demonstrations, art exhibits, vendor booths and live music and performances on stage all evening long!
The celebration begins at 3:00 p.m. with parade on Pine Avenue — the heart of Downtown’s dining and entertainment district — inclusive of floats, performers and organizations representing Latin American countries and cultures.
The parade will lead from Pine Avenue into the East Village Arts District where an outdoor festival will be hosted on 1st Street between Elm and Linden, featuring authentic Latin American cuisine, art displays and exhibitions, free dance lessons and live musical performances.
“This is an opportunity to reach out to one of the largest populations in Southern California while drawing attention to one of the most important Latin American cultural assets in the U.S. – the Museum of Latin American Art,” said DLBA and MoLAA Board Member, Phil Appleby. “Downtown Long Beach is the perfect setting for such an important celebration of diversity.”
The DLBA is currently seeking performers, artists, vendors and other participants for both the parade and festival components of the event. The Latin American Parade & Festival is sponsored and produced by the DLBA in conjunction with the Museum of Latin American Art and Council members Robert Garcia, Suja Lowenthal and Tonya Reyes-Uranga.
To access the forms for participation in the Latin American Parade & Festival visit the following links: