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¡Hola Fest! Youngstown, the area’s largest Hispanic Cultural Community Celebration, is thrilled to announce the return of its 2nd Annual public event, happening on Saturday, September 21, 2024, at Wean Park (adjacent to the Covelli Centre), just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15). Last year’s inaugural event marked the end of a more-than-decade-long absence of a Hispanic Community Cultural Parade/Festival in the downtown. The event carved out a much needed space for the entire community to celebrate.

¡Hola Fest! Youngstown is the area’s largest Hispanic Heritage celebration in Youngstown, Ohio, highlighting (H)ispanic (O)r (L)atin (A)merican (HOLA) culture and all its diversity. Hola Fest is comprised of a high energy, vibrant Community Celebration beginning with a parade full of cultural pride, transitioning to a child/youth pageant filled with Hispanic representation from the many countries that make up the Hispanic Heritage. ¡Hola Fest! Youngstown is anchored by a family-friendly festival (including an ¡Hola Fest! Kids Zone), cultural vendors market, dance instruction and live entertainment is just as plentiful, as the delicious authentic food vendors and food trucks.

HOLA FEST EVENT DETAILS INCLUDE:

¡Hola Fest! Youngstown is FREE admission for entry & open to the public
An opening parade from the near East End of downtown, over to Wean Park (at Covelli Centre)
Live Music on stage from popular regional Hispanic artists
Cultural Representation in a Pageant for children/youth
Food trucks and other Food Vendors featuring Hispanic Cuisine
Artisans Selling items representing Hispanic Culture
Hola Fest Kid’s Zone games for all ages
Entry-Level Dance Instruction
Information Resources tables for the Hispanic community

For more information, visit www.holafest.org, email [email protected] or call 330-565-5483.