Artists Lineup for 6th Annual
                             FIESTA LATINOAMERICANA! on Oct 7


For Immediate Release
August 31, 2012
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance

On Sunday Oct 7 the North Texas region’s largest Latino cultural festival – the 6th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana! - will be held in the Dallas Arts District..  This free family celebration presented by Lowe's offers dozens of exciting and colorful ways to explore the cultures of the Americas.  The festival will run from 9 am till 7 pm along Flora Street from the Cathedral to the AT&T Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

In addition to five performance areas with music and dance, Fiesta Latinoamericana! offers “Cocina de la Abuela” cooking demos by local chefs, arts and crafts booths, a Latino Cuisine Food Court with dishes from 9 countries, a Passport activity for children, Tortilleria and LatinoQuest games, plus other free interactive experiences for the entire family.   Built around the motif of a ‘traditional plaza’ the Fiesta also features strolling musicians, indigenous dancers and drummers, and clowns and balloon vendors. The event closes with a Drum Circle with Native American, Caribbean, Afro-Latino, and capoeira rhythms and an evening concert with pop stars.

Children are invited to wear traditional dress and to walk at 2pm in the Parade of Nations, led by Shoboy de la Manana.  The Cathedral of Guadalupe Fall Carnival and Mega 107.5’s MegaFiesta concert are additional activities in Fiesta Latinoamericana!

Complete performance schedules and event details are available at .Sponsors for Fiesta Latinoamericana! are Wells Fargo Bank, Metro PCS, BB&T Bank, Univision, Al Dia, CBS 11, FiestaMart and Kia, with numerous additional media partners.

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at .