9th ANNUAL LATINO FESTIVAL OF HIGHTSTOWN AND EAST WINDSOR

9th ANNUAL LATINO FESTIVAL OF HIGHTSTOWN AND EAST WINDSOR

When

Sat, Sep 17, 2022    
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Where

Hightstown High School
25 Leshin Lane, Hightstown, NJ, 08520

Event Type

The 9th Annual Latino Festival of Hightstown and East Windsor will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 12-6 PM at the Hightstown High School on 25 Leshin Lane in Hightstown. A rain date of Sunday, September 18, has been designated for the same location.

As in previous years, this multicultural community celebration will showcase music and dance, arts and crafts, health screenings, children’s games, and food from popular area restaurants and vendors. This free event is accessible and open to the public, with free parking available at the high school.

The festival will bring together artists and ensembles from across New Jersey and the Tri-State Area, including live folkloric and popular music and dance representing traditions from diverse longstanding Latino communities in our region, including those originating in Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.

“We are holding the event this year as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and are excited to engage a wonderful group of Latino artists to share their rich cultural traditions, creativity, and passion,” said Dr. Carlos Fernandez, member of the festival organizing committee.

Featured artists this year include Mariachi Campero, dance troupe Costa Oaxaca, singers Juve and Gustavo Andres, Nicki Denner Latin Jazz, and internationally known cumbia and salsa groups Sonora Dinamita and Latin Brothers.

“This year’s program will once again recognize leaders and volunteers for their significant contributions to the well-being and success of the Hispanic community with the Rise Heroes award,” said Juan Cobos, co-founder and co-chair of the festival.

The event is presented by the Latino Festival Organizing Committee of Hightstown and East Windsor under the auspices of RISE Community Services and made possible through the generous support of Jersey Power and Light, Diversified Shelving, Dunkin Donuts, Tractor Supply, Home Depot, Haldeman Ford, NY Jets, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Zufall, and other local businesses and organizations.

For further information, please contact RISE Community Services at (609) 443-4464, or via email at [email protected].