FIESTA IN FLORISSANT
Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will be presenting “Fiesta in Florissant” at the Knights of Columbus Park, 50 St. Francois Street, located in Florissant near the corner of Lindbergh and Washington St. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00am to 10:00pm and on Sunday, June 26 from 11:00am to 9:00pm. The colorful and festive Welcome Ceremony will begin on Saturday, June 25, 5pm with remarks from the City of Florissant Mayor Thomas Schneider.
The two-day celebration will feature non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Panama, Colombia and Mexico. Local and regional bands will take the stage this year. This year Masillajta Andean Musical Band, Valentia Mexican Band, Chicago Latin Groove Salsa Band and Crudos Mexican Band will be entertaining us.
There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas.
Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, Pony Rides, Inflatable Rides and information booths from several cultural organizations to acquaint the public with their programs and services.
Miss Chiquita Bonita will also be back this year.
The Fiesta “Car Show” which will be Saturday, June 25 at 12pm. Expect giveaways, and more! Miss Chiquita Bonita will feature local young ladies on Sunday, June 26.
One of the Fair’s purposes is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations particularly because of the rise of the Hispanic population in North County. The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children.
We invite the entire St. Louis community, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to come and share in this festive weekend celebration of fun and fiesta for the whole family. Admission and parking is free.