Dive into the vibrant Latin American culture for a day at the annual Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 14 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park! This popular event lasts from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will feature Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities. Plena Libre will headline this festival followed by various musical performances and demonstrations by Latin America’s best artists.
Four-time Grammy Award nominees Plena Libre – known as “the soul of Puerto Rico in three-part harmony” will be headlining! This group claims the title of plena and bomba contemporary masters, and pride themselves on their distinct musical style that highlights traditional Puerto Rican rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean and folkloric musical roots influences.
For those whose genre of music is tropical pop, we have the perfect performance for you! UltimaNota will keep dancers on their feet with their tropical rhythms accented with a fresh and modern twist. Following this stellar performance, Kimberly La Guerrera will keep the crowd grooving with her regional mexicano music that simply cannot be missed!
Capoeira Charleston will captivate the audiences by showcasing their unique acrobatic skills. This Brazilian Martial Arts group features 500-year-old acrobatic tricks, interactions and musical instruments to engage and educate the audience on all the Capoeira art form has to offer. The Buen Aché Dance Group based out of Charleston will perform the Lowcountry’s best traditional Afro-Latino dances. This group specializes in telling stories through vibrant performances that focus on the African contribution to Latino culture, music and dance. These performers come dressed in spectacular costumes and perform dances inspired from Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Carribbean culture.
Event admission to the Latin American Festival is $10. College students receive a discounted rate of $5 with a valid student ID. Gold Pass holders and children ages 12 and under are free! Outside food, alcohol and coolers are prohibited. No dogs allowed. For more information, call (843) 795-4386, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, or download our app. This event is brought to you by Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks.
· 12:30 p.m. – Capoeira Charleston
· 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Kimberly La Guerrera
· 2 p.m. – Buen Ache Dance Company
· 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Ultimanota
· 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Salsa Dance Contest
· 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Plena Libre