Community Focus: Fiestas de las Americas returns for 13th year

Fiestas de las Americas. (Histroic Capitol Hill)

The Fiestas de las Americas celebration heads into its 13th year in Oklahoma City.

It is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10am- 8pm.

As in years past, the festival will take place in the Historic Capitol Hill district that is located on Southwest 25th Street, between Walker and Robinson.

It is expected to draw in a crowd of 20,000 people, all celebrating all the Latino cultures represented in the Oklahoma community.

The Historic Capitol Hill District says this is a family-friendly event with food trucks, a parade, cultural displays, and musical acts.

This year, Travel the Americas, is the new cultural event where each booth will have representatives from the different Latin communities in the metro showcasing something about the country of origin.

When festival goers collect all the stickers from each booth in Travel the Americas, they will have the opportunity to win prizes.

Evening music acts, also draw in large crowds year to year.

Latino artisans will also be at the festival to sell their creations.

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