On October 1, 2022, Peachtree City will host its second annual Hispanic
Heritage Festival to proudly represent Fayette County’s 8,000 Hispanic residents.
The local initiative started with a single vision of two career moms – Maricela Laverde
and Mariana Campos. A potluck picnic for families and friends at Lake McIntosh Six
Years ago, gathering local residents to embrace this is now a gesture of pride and passion
true richness of Hispanic culture through music, dance, food and art.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a 30-day celebration of the remarkable
Contributions Hispanics have made to make America great. The observation
began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. Twenty years later, President Ronald
Reagan extended the initiative to a full month. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on
September 15th and ends on October 15th each year.
Hispanic culture represents over 60 million people living in the United States,
making them the second largest ethnic group in the country (“Hispanic” refers to a
Person who is from (or is of origin to) a Spanish speaking country. through
Hispanic Heritage Month, communities across the US devote time to history, art,
Music, literature and food from various Hispanic countries. From big cities to small towns,
Parks and streets come alive in a rainbow of colors and feature colorful costumes,
beautiful dances, happy music and tasty food.
Peachtree City’s Hispanic Heritage Festival is a free, open event
the public. The show begins with a mariachi band, followed by salsa and Mexican
Ballet dances, a flamenco performance and a traditional horse dance drill. The party
ends with a Spanish rock band. Dishes from Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Cuba
Origins are available for purchase from Food Trucks. A variety of drinks for adults and
Non-alcoholic drinks are also sold. Local craftsmen and artists present theirs
colorful handicrafts. Entertainment for children includes arts & crafts sessions, face
Painting and a bouncy castle.
Proud festival sponsors include Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Prosperity Home Mortgage and other local businesses. Peachtree City Realtor and Hispanic Heritage Festival Co-Organizer Maricela Laverde said, “The Hispanic Heritage Festival in Peachtree City is a truly wonderful opportunity for our local residents of all ages to come together to experience and embrace the beautiful and rich culture of Hispanics people in the United States.”
The Hispanic Heritage Festival is held at 155 Willowbend Road,
Peachtree City, Sunday, October 1, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry to the event is
free. Food and drinks can be purchased from food trucks. Additionally
Parking is available at First Presbyterian Church on Willowbend Road. Commute
Buses will transport visitors from nearby hotels.
For details on the festival, sponsorship and points of sale, contact Maricela Laverde at
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