METAIRIE, La. (NOLA WEEKEND) - Que Pasa Fest will return to celebrate the Hispanic influence and contributions to New Orleans. The two-day festival heads back to Lafreniere Park in Metairie on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9.
The annual event takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized in the U.S. from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
The Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation, which organizes the festival, said this year’s festival will also honor the late media personality, Jorge Vides, by presenting “The Jorge Vides Cup,” a “friendly soccer game” in conjunction with Jambalaya News, on Oct. 9.
The free outdoor festival will feature more than 16 food booths with dishes representing different Latin American Countries. Other vendor booths at the festival will focus on community outreach.
Festival-goers can expect live performances from local and international acts, and the children’s area will also return to this year’s event.
Que Pasa Fest’s music lineup includes La Banda Blanca, La Tran-K Band, Grupo Recuerdos, Rumba Buena, La People, Javier Olondo & AsheSon, Los Guiros, Jaken, Tierra Linda, Deco & Dova and Madison Guzman.
The festival runs, on both days, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. No outside food or beverages will be allowed at the fest and game, but chairs and blankets are welcome, organizers said.
Que Pasa Fest is free and open to the public.
For festival updates, visit the website.
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