Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival to draw thousands at weekend celebration of culture, community

For immediate release: Sept. 22, 2017 DES MOINES, IA – Traditional Latin American foods, musical entertainment, children’s activities and much more await visitors to Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival. About 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday […]

Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival boasts successful event, releases 2017 dates

For immediate release Sept. 27, 2016 DES MOINES, IA – Organizers of Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival say a new location for the 2016 event proved popular among attendees, and the festival will return to the same site for 2017. The 15th annual festival was last weekend at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. Early […]

Art exhibits become interactive at Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival

For immediate release Sept. 21, 2016 DES MOINES, IA – Artists will create live pieces of work at Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival, which begins this weekend in downtown Des Moines. The traditional outdoor festival gallery display will be reinvigorated with a focus on live interaction with artists. Highlights include: Emerging graffiti artist Anthony Desantiago will […]

Watch festival director Joe Gonzalez on the WOI midday show

Brazilian Moves shows the WOI morning team dance moves

The Latino Heritage Festival was on WOI this morning to talk about the 2016 festival. While there, Brazilian Moves, one of our performers, showed the morning team some dance moves. See the video here:

Latino Festival to offer children’s activities at Downtown Farmer’s Market booth, attend Monarch event at Blank Park Zoo

DES MOINES, IA – Children can make their own poster for Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on Saturday. Representatives from the Latino Festival will have a booth in the community corner area near Third Street south of Court Avenue. They will share information and answer questions about this year’s festival, which […]

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Gabby Chaves helps promote Latino Festival

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival co-hosted IndyCar driver Gabby Chaves at a meet-and-greet event this month. Chaves, a native of Bogota, Colombia, has raced in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the past two seasons. In 2015, he had two top 10 finishes and was named Indy 500 Sunoco Rookie of the Year […]

2016 Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival moves to new location

DES MOINES, IA – This year’s Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival will move to a new venue: Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. “We’re excited about this new location and to bring our event to more of the heart of the downtown Des Moines area,” said Joe Gonzalez, executive director of Latino Resources Inc., the […]