LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 4, 2023) — The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) will host a special Hispanic Heritage Celebration event taking place at the River Market Pavilions on Saturday, Oct. 7. LRCVB invites the public to join hosts Yarely “La Chaapix” and “The” Jamie, manager of Hispanic community center Plaza Frida, for a day of family-friendly festivities in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Attendees can immerse themselves in Little Rock’s Hispanic culture with a full schedule of live acts, dancing, food, games and local vendors this Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the outdoor River Market Pavilions located at 400 President Clinton Ave.
“We invite everyone to join us as we celebrate the rich heritage and traditions our Hispanic community brings to our city,” said Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gina Gemberling. “We are honored to spotlight some of the best local flavors, vendors and entertainment representing the diverse culture that makes Little Rock such a vibrant place to visit and live.”
The event will host cultural performances from local song and dance troupes, Ballet Perlas de Mexico and Galito, choreographed numbers from the rope-swinging dancers at Charros; and musical entertainment from the eight-piece Mariachi band, Mariachi America and a festive playlist from DJ Oscar. Guests will have the opportunity to partake in group salsa dance lessons led by instructors Glory and Ogden from Little Rock’s premier downtown dance hall, Club 27.
The Hispanic Heritage Celebration will host more than 20 vendors selling handcrafted cultural items such as leather goods, clothing and accessories. Guests can sample authentic Hispanic cuisine from a variety of local food trucks or graze at a nacho bar provided by local Mexican restaurant, Casa Manana. The event will offer a range of activities, including a mechanical bull and a 360 degree photo booth.
This event is one of the many LRCVB-sponsored events being hosted across the city in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Admission will be free for all ages. For more information visit LittleRock.com/events/hispanic-heritage-celebration.
ABOUT THE LITTLE ROCK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meetings, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market Ottenheimer Hall and outdoor pavilions, First Security Amphitheater, and multiple parking facilities. The LRCVB is primarily funded by a lodging and prepared foods tax. For more information, visit www.littlerock.com.