NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures at the Latin American Festival, Oct. 8 at Wannamaker County Park, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.!
Charleston County Parks invites you to immerse yourself in the authentic music, dance and food found throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The annual event brings people together to celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin cultures through non-stop merengue, reggaeton, bachata and salsa music; folkloric artwork and crafts; and authentic foods - from flavorful empanadas to tasty arroz con pollo.
This year’s live music lineup will feature Los del Pueblo, Wando Lopez and headliner Kinito Méndez. Los del Pueblo will start off the day with regional Mexican music. Cuban diva, singer and composer Wanda Lopez will bring her energetic show to the stage at 2 p.m. And Dominican merengue star Kinito Méndez, founder of the popular band “La Cocoband” and solo artist who has sold over 1.5 million copies of his debut album, will perform at 3:30 p.m. Guests will also enjoy dance performances, and the popular salsa dance contest hosted by DJ Luigi Bravo.
This year’s performance schedule is:
12 – 12:30 p.m.: DJ Luigi
12:30– 1:30 p.m.: Los del Pueblo
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Dance performances
2 – 3 p.m.: Wanda Lopez
3 – 3:30 p.m.: DJ Luigi (Salsa contest)
3:30 – 5 p.m.: Kinito Méndez
Children’s games and an educational area will also be presented by the Charleston County Public Library. Food, beverages and souvenirs will be available for purchase on site.
Admission to the Latin American Festival is $10 at the gate. Students receive a discounted rate of $5 with a valid ID. Gold Pass holders and kids ages 12 and under are free. No outside food, alcohol or coolers permitted. Pets are not allowed at this event.
Accessible parking and accessible restrooms will be available at this event. An accessibility tent with sensory bags for checkout will be available, as well as a quiet area. For additional information on the Latin American Festival, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com (direct link) or call 843-795-4386.
The Latin American Festival is presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, the Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers, and is also supported by Coca-Cola, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks.
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