The weekend of September 16-17, Seattle Center will be the hub of independence celebrations of Mexico and several Latin American countries. Saturday’s celebration kicks off with a parade in South Park, and the festivities continue at Seattle Center with a program that includes a health fair, horse show, folkloric dancers, delicious music, food, information booths and more!
Fiestas Patrias – Latin American Independence Festival
September 16-17, 2017
Free | All Ages
More info: seattlefiestaspatrias.org
305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109
In the same way that the United States celebrates the 4th of July, México and several Latin American countries observe their independence during the month of September, including Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Chile. Sea Mar’s Fiestas Patrias celebrates independence of these and all countries of Latin America.
The annual Fiestas Patrias celebration reminds us that the spirit of freedom is indomitable and helps maintain a bond between Latinos in the Northwest and their home countries throughout the Americas.
Fiestas Patrias 2013 begins with a community, family-oriented parade on Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am, in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle (near Boeing airfield). The parade features spectacular dancing horses, floats, marching bands, students, and children in traditional Latin American dress. A community Fiesta featuring a health fair, horse show, children activities, and much more follows the parade.
Also, at the Seattle Center, two days of Fiestas Patrias activities get underway at noon on Saturday, ending with a dance featuring the best salsa and Tex-Mex music in the Northwest. Family activities continue through Sunday evening. For two days, families enjoy the culture, art, music, dance, and delicious Mexican and Latin American food.
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