One of Brisbane’s biggest cultural celebrations of Latin American music, cuisine, arts and crafts kicks off an exciting cultural event on Saturday 3 November. Celebration Lawn in the Roma Street Parkland will take off with the sights, sounds and tastes of Brisbane’s own Latin American community, showcasing the liveliness and warmth of Latin-Americans.

Launched in 2011, every year the event offers Brisbane’s multicultural society the diversity and liveliness of Latin-American culture. Fiesta Latina is a celebration of the great diversity of the talented Latin American community living in South East Queensland in an event which will feature many activities celebrating Latin American culture including traditional dancing, face painting, cuisine from a variety of countries, arts and crafts, kid’s entertainment plus plenty of opportunity for dancing to live music.

The free community festival will have the theme of Día de Los Muertos- Day of the Dead – a significant day in the region’s cultural calendar and will feature a parade with a vibrant display of dancers, drummers and costumed characters swaying and drumming their way along the park. The entertainment program of the Fiesta Latina 2018 includes the extraordinaire dance group Bolivia Marka with their energetic dancers and the distinctive sound of Celestino – an ensemble blending traditional Andean sounds with jazz and funk music to create a passionate and memorable performance.

The Latin American Community of Australia (LACA) invite Brisbane to join them to celebrate community and diversity in the region- a place known for its vibrancy and inclusiveness. The event was created as part of the activities developed by LACA to celebrate and share Latin-American culture with the wider community in Queensland. The fiesta is a celebration of all the different groups that make up the Latin American community in Queensland.

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