Pack Square Park will represent the magic of over 20 different Latin American cultures at the Hola Asheville festival on Saturday, June 10. Revel in the vibrant sights, sounds, tastes, and pageantry of this free one-day event, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Come hungry and take a food tour of Latin American flavors from a variety of vendors with elotes, tamales, and more. Plus, be ready to dance along to infectious beats with live music performances and community dances. Local artisans will be selling handmade goods representing a diverse array of cultures.
Here are a few highlights of what’s on tap for the festival:
1:00-1:15 p.m. | Catch a set from comedian Nélida López-Fernández.
1:15-1:45 p.m. | Get moving with a community Zumba class led by instructor Rico Suave.
2:00-2:45 p.m. | Chilean artists Petah Iah & The Mind Renewing Band will perform reggae tunes, highlighting themes of social justice and spirituality.
Read up on the full schedule of events to make sure you don’t miss out on the excitement.
About the festival’s organizers
Hola Asheville is hosted by Hola Carolina, a grassroots organization with a mission to “build bridges between cultures, embrace diversity, and create more economically vibrant communities.” The Asheville-based nonprofit is operated by and for the Latinx community.
But Hola Carolina’s impact reaches far beyond the festival. The group is one of the region’s largest distributors of Spanish news, serving the WNC community with nearly 6,000 articles published. In addition, the nonprofit supports the Latinx community with a plethora of programs, like the Hola Community Food Bank, VAMOS Carolina transportation services, and the Latino Economic Empowerment Program.
Want to support Hola Carolina in its mission? You can learn about upcoming programs and donate on its website.