Downtown Grand Rapids celebrates Hispanic Festival

Hispanic Festival this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Hispanic Festival is underway in downtown Grand Rapids, and there is something for everyone.

The Hispanic festival started Friday and goes through Sunday at Calder Plaza. It's been an annual tradition for over 30 years.

For Carlos Sanchez, a festival board member, this event is for everyone no matter your race.

"For those that are not Latinos, it is to experience what it is like to be Latino, and to experience the food, the music, and to build community," Sanchez said.

There is also a wide variety of food.

"Not everyone eats tacos," explains Sara Proano from the Hispanic Center. "Not everyone understands what a tortilla is, and if you go to South America there is no such a thing as a tortilla -- so make sure you try from each one of the vendors."

"Its the end of summer; you can feel it," said Sanchez. "Come to downtown Grand Rapids and experience good food, good music, and great culture."


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