A fiesta with a purpose comes to Winston-Salem

September 19, 2016 by  

It’s almost that time again, when the streets will be blocked off for a grand celebration and fundraiser in the center of downtown Winston-Salem.

For the 24th year in a row, the Hispanic League will be sponsoring the Fiesta – an event that has become a tradition for the city. The event is a significant one and it is expected to once again draw at least 25,000 people.

One of the factors that makes the event such a success is the fact that all of the donations and funds generated from Fiesta sponsors and vendors will be used to support education, health, and college scholarship efforts for the Hispanic/Latino community.

The event is a multicultural one in which everyone will be able to participate. There will be live performances of Latin music, a children’s zone, Latin cuisine to consume, a beer garden, and arts and crafts by local artisans who might benefit from flyers that convey contact information to further promote their arts and crafts.

This year’s headlining band will be Quimbao – a band known for its dedication to raising awareness of Puerto Rican artistic styles of African and Creole descent.

The celebration will occur rain or shine this Saturday, September 24, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, in front of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.