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Expo Latino 2024: Celebrating 28 Years of Vibrant Culture

Every August, the vibrant rhythms, flavors, and colors of Latin America come alive at Prince’s Island Park in Calgary. Expo Latino, hosted by the Hispanic Arts Society, has been a beloved tradition since its inception in 1996. Now, as we prepare for the 28th edition of this iconic festival, excitement is building for an exhilarating three-day extravaganza from August 16 to 18, 2024.

Here’s what you can expect at Expo Latino 2024:

• Live Music: The heart of Expo Latino beats to the sound of live music. From traditional tunes to contemporary hits, the festival’s mainstage will feature international performers, often including Latin Grammy nominees and winners. Get ready to dance, sing, and immerse yourself in the infectious melodies.

• Food Fair: Explore a culinary journey through Latin American cuisine. Sample mouthwatering dishes, from savory empanadas to sweet churros. The food fair brings together flavors from various countries, making it a treat for foodies.

• Art Zone: Creativity knows no bounds at Expo Latino. The Art Zone showcases visual arts, paintings, and sculptures by talented artists. Take a leisurely stroll through this vibrant space and appreciate the fusion of culture and creativity.

• Arts and Crafts: Discover unique handcrafted treasures. Local artisans display their wares, offering everything from intricate jewelry to colorful textiles. It’s the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

• Cultural Pavilions: Step into mini-worlds representing different Latin American countries. These pavilions celebrate the rich heritage, traditions, and customs of each nation. Engage with passionate cultural ambassadors who share stories and insights. In addition to these cultural pavilions, Expo Latino features a special pavilion dedicated to a guest country. The anticipation is high as we eagerly await the announcement of which country will grace our festival this year. Stay tuned for updates and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich heritage and traditions of this exciting zone! 🌎🎉

• Children’s Area: Expo Latino is a family affair. Kids can participate in engaging art activities, from painting to crafting. The inflatable obstacle course promises thrills and laughter. It’s a safe and fun space for the little ones.

• Beer Gardens: When it’s time to unwind, head to the beer gardens. Sip on refreshing beverages, socialize, and soak in the festival atmosphere.

Expo Latino proudly holds the title of Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Latin Festival. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, this event promises something for everyone. Join the celebration, connect with the community, and experience the magic of Latin culture.

In June 1987, the Hispanic Arts Society registered as a non-profit organization, driven by a mission to promote recognition and exposure for local Latin American artists, culture, and traditions. Their dedication has paved the way for Expo Latino’s enduring success.

Prince’s Island Park Address: 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 5N4

Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and let the spirit of Expo Latino sweep you away!

For more details and the latest updates about Expo Latino 2024, visit the official website: