THE LATINO CHAMBER PRESENTS: COLORADO LATINO FESTIVAL
The Colorado Latino Festival will be celebrating its 1st year this Sunday, June 26, 2016 in beautiful downtown Longmont, Colorado on Main Street between 3rd and 6th avenues and from Kimbark to Coffman. This FREE event will be celebrating Latin American & Caribbean Cultures, their enourmous diversity and similarities through tastes, sounds and experiences from groups expositors and vendors native to Colorado. There will be activities for all ages and interactivity and learning is unavoidable.
The most important Latino Festival in Colorado: (Boulder, CO) The Boulder County Latino Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its most ambitious endeavor yet focused on Latin American & Caribbean cultures as the vehicle to educate and empower a vital and important sector of the U.S. population, Latinos. The 1st ever Colorado Latino Festival, or CLF, will be held on Main Street in downtown Longmont, Sunday, June 26 from noon to 7:00 p.m. in order to celebrate the contributions of Latinos in Colorado, and educate the public about those contributions.
The event will focus on entertainment, hands‐on activities, information resources and Latin cuisine. In addition to the main stage headline band, the event will feature a parade of flags where participants from each Latin American country will be invited to march behind their perspective country’s flag from one end of the festival to the other.
The business community is encouraged to participate as vendors, sponsors or collaborators for this event which is expected to draw more than 10,000. Participating businesses be exposed to thousands of attendees from all over Colorado the day of the event, and sponsors will benefit from the extensive media attention that the festival will generate, reaching over 2.5+ million. Media coverage and sponsors include Boulder Weekly, Denver Post, Latin Life America, Telemundo Denver, 9News, WestWord, Longmont Times‐Call and more.The general community is invited to come learn and participate in different activities for youth and adults, visit the sponsor booths and obtain information about Latino resources and organizations. Food will also be a highlight with participation from most Latin American communities selling and sampling various Latin American
and Caribbean cuisines from throughout Colorado.
The festival comes at a crucial moment in U.S. history where census data shows the significant contributions of Latinos to the economy, various economic development sectors, and the social fabric of most cities and states.These contributions, coupled with the current volatile political climate and views of Latinos in general, can create division and resentment. Data shows disparity between Latinos and Anglos related to education, income,health and civic participation, where Latino numbers lag behind their Anglo counterparts. The goal of this event is to address the aforementioned problems and the festival itself will serve as an empowering event that will jolt the Latino community into more active roles in those areas.
Source: www.TheLatinoFestival.com – www.TheLatinoChamber.com