The 3rd Annual Latin American Parade & Festival is expected to draw thousands to Downtown Long Beach for a fun-filled celebration of Latin American culture. The Molina Family will lead the parade as Grand Marshals and local artist Gregorio Luke will serve as Community Marshal. The parade will include decorated floats, classic cars, dance groups, community organizations and musical performers.
Parade spectators are invited to become a part of the show, following behind the final entry until it reaches the festival area. The festival will feature numerous vendors, including plenty of authentic Latin American cuisine from countries such as Mexico, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador and Puerto Rico. Live performers will entertain the crowds from two stages. The festival will be emceed by Latino 96.3FM’s Raq-C.
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011
3 p.m. Parade Step-off
3-9 p.m. Festival and Live Performances
Molina Healthcare Fiesta Stage
3 p.m. DJ Agustin
4 p.m. Rumbankete
5 p.m. Iliana Rose Band
6 p.m. Leandro Fossi
7 p.m. Rio Brasil Samba Shows
7:45 p.m. El Presidente
8:45 p.m. La Santa Maria
Hotel Maya Samba Stage
3 p.m. DJ
3:45 p.m. Adelante Presentations
4:30 p.m. LA Influence Dance Company
5 p.m. Folkloristas de California
5:45 p.m. Julie Simon’s Tropicaleiza
6:45 p.m. Ballet Folklorio Maria
7:30 p.m. La Flor
WHERE: Downtown Long Beach
Parade: Starts at Pine Avenue & 6th Street. Spectator area and emcee/announcer booth located at Pine Avenue and 4th Street.
Festival: 4th Street and The Promenade
For more information about the Latin American Parade & Festival, please call (562) 436-4259 or visit www.downtownlongbeach.org.