Birmingham’s Fiesta celebration

    Birmingham's Fiesta celebration features food and music

    Guests at Birmingham’s 14th annual Fiesta cultural and heritage celebration will get to taste dishes representing as many as 20 Latin-American countries, including Mexican, Peruvian and Colombian-influenced cuisine.

    The multicultural festival, which is presented by McDonald’s, takes place from noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1, in Linn Park.

    Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in free. For advance tickets, go here.

    In addition to the authentic Hispanic cuisine, guests at Fiesta may enjoy music, dancing, storytelling, performing arts, soccer and children’s activities. Also, free health services will be available in the health and wellness village.

    “Fiesta is a family-friendly event that spotlights the unique Hispanic community of Alabama, while encouraging others to celebrate and learn more about the diverse Hispanic cultures in our communities,” Fiesta president Cristina Almanza said in a media release

    “Over the past 13 years, we have raised more than $70,000 in scholarship funds for Hispanic students, and hope to increase awareness about Fiesta to continue funding scholarships for deserving recipients.”

    The participating food vendors include several from the Birmingham area and others from as far away as Chicago, according to Fiesta organizers.

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