Join us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage month with the first Latinidad Festival 2022 in Annette Strauss Square presented by ATTPAC and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico with a pop-up market curated by Hecho Con Amor. Celebrate the diversity of Latin America through food, music, dance, local vendors, and art. This festival is a free family-friendly event that brings the color and diversity of Latin America while also supporting and spotlighting local businesses, organizations, and artists.
Support Latinx-owned businesses by shopping in the Latinidad Mercado, a pop-up market curated by Hecho Con Amor. Anita Sanchez founded Hecho Con Amor in 2018 as a means to highlight and prioritize BIPOC-owned small businesses and creatives in the community through accessible and affordable pop-up markets and community engagements.
Explore the authentic cuisine of Latin America from local food vendors plus signature cocktails, beer and wine.
Connect with local organizations that provide important services and raise awareness for the Latinx community. Visit the Casita de Cultura area for cultural arts and craft activities for the entire family. All workshops are led by local Latinx artists.
Enjoy live entertainment with music from Mariachi Águilas de América and Asociación Puertorriqueña de DFW. Experience the traditional dances of Latin America with presentations from Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli, Alma Salvaje and Anita N. Martínez Ballet Folklorico. Get ready to end the night dancing to Dallas’ favorite Cumbia band Sabor Puro Cumbia!
5 p.m. – Latinidad Festival begins and Hecho Con Amor Mercado opens!
5:15 p.m. – Mariachi Aguilas de America Performance
5:45 p.m. – Alma Salvaje Performance
6 p.m. – Artist Workshop – Nelson Cruhigger’s painting workshop
6:30 p.m. – Mitotiliztli Performance
7 p.m. – Artist Workshop – Viktor Ortiz’ Screen Printing Demonstration
7:30 p.m. – DFW Puerto Rican Assoc Performance
7:45 p.m. – Artist Workshop – Pasos For Oak Cliff – Shoe Design Workshop
8 p.m. – Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico Performance
8:30 – 10 p.m. – Sabor Puro Performance