3 exciting ways to spend your day at Fiesta Birmingham, September 25
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Did you know you can cross 20 countries in one day? With Fiesta Birmingham, you will have the chance to explore the incredible cultures of dozens of Hispanic countries without leaving our city. Pick up your ticket and don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Fiesta’s culinary, craft, cultural and family activities on Saturday September 25.
The Fiesta is the largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage in Alabama. Their annual festival returns during Hispanic Heritage Month with an in-person celebration on September 25, 2021. This is the festival’s 19th year and the theme of the celebration in 2021 is âA Pura Vidaâ (full life).
The goal behind the event is to educate the community about unique Hispanic countries and their cultures. This is an opportunity to celebrate the multiculturalism of our city and for our Latin American citizens to share their stories.
The Fiesta will take place from noon to 8:00 p.m. at Linn Park. Advance tickets are just $ 10, and children 12 and under get free admission. Buy your ticket today!
Now on to the top three reasons to attend Fiesta Birmingham.
1. Explore the villages
During the event, 20 different countries will be represented, giving you an incredible chance to experience the best of each other’s Hispanic music, art and cuisine. There will be a variety of activities to participate in, including storytelling, wrestling exhibits, cultural education, soccer and dancing.
Those who participate can explore different sponsored âvillagesâ to learn more. Some include:
Be sure to stop by the Alabama Power Family Village for some unmissable family fun:
- Face painting
- Balloon Art
- Appearance of Vulcan and Vespa,
- Babe and Millie Ruth mascot appearance
- Special presentations from the Legion and the World Games.
Visit the Health and Well-being Village to take advantage of their free health services. This includes a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) vaccination site for all guests who wish to receive it. Specific COVID-19 protocols will also be in place to protect everyone participating in the event.
2. Taste authentic dishes
Sample some of Birmingham’s most authentic Latin cuisine, created by resident Hispanic chefs. Latin American food has a lot more to offer than the standard tacos you might be used to. Try something new with tasty local dishes like barbacoa, ceviche, and empanadas.
Here is the list of local suppliers:
- Iglesia La Luz del Mundo
- The Autentica
- Mi Pueblo Supermarket
- Pupuseria Lupita
- El Taquerito Taco Truck / Taqueria Los Primos
- Chilitos Bham
- Raspados Homewood
- Cuban Latin Grill
- Taqueria Las Garza
- Taqueria Mexico
- The Quetzal
3. Dance to the music
Wear your comfortable shoes because you won’t be able to help but dance at this festival. Fiesta’s wide array of artists and performers will bring a wide variety of Latin music to Linn Park. We got a glimpse of some of this year’s performers including Los Rojos, Sonora Dinamita and Rafael.
These talented Latin American artists will perform live on one of the two musical stages, including the festival’s Coca-Cola Main Stage.
History of the party
In 2001, members of the Hispanic Business Council (HBC) of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce began planning an annual Hispanic Festival in Birmingham city center. With the board’s already diverse makeup and the knowledge that the Hispanic population was growing rapidly in Alabama, they felt it would be the perfect way to showcase the best of their country.
In 2002, Fiesta, Inc., was established as a non-profit organization whose board of directors would begin hosting the annual Fiesta event with the help of volunteers from the community.
One of the primary goals of Fiesta as a festival is to provide Hispanic students in Alabama with scholarships to help them continue with their education. Over the past 18 years, Fiesta has awarded over $ 80,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students through the Arte Latino Scholarship and Logros Latino Scholarships.
You can donate to the scholarship fund at the event and help support a child’s education.
Learn more about Fiesta Birmingham by following them on Facebook or Instagram, and get your tickets today!