Fiestas Patrias Music Festival Slated for Downtown Aurora in September.
Festival will honor the collective Independence Days of various Latin American countries.
Aurora, July 22, 2010: The Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board is pleased to announce Fiestas Patrias Aurora 2010, a celebration of Latin American heritage and culture.
…The two-day music festival will take place in downtown Aurora on Saturday, September 18th from noon to 10 pm and Sunday, September 19th from noon until 8 pm. Reestablishing the Fiestas Patrias festival is timely considering the bicentennial anniversary of Mexico and several other Latin American countries’ declarations of independence from Spain in 1810. Fiestas Patrias Aurora 2010 invites the community to celebrate and recognize this event.
The festival series will be staged at North River Street Park and the parking lot immediately south of the park. Main stage entertainment will take place throughout Saturday and Sunday. Various genres of music will be performed, including banda, mariachi, cumbia, tejano, norteno, and rock. A children’s amusement area will be featured on both days.
Vendors will provide booths specializing in festive foods and many different culinary delights from Latin America, along with traditional festival food fare of hamburgers, Bar-B-Que, corn on the cob, hot wings and other delights. Additionally, local businesses will provide booths with offerings for festival patrons.
The parade steps off at 12 noon, Sunday, September 19th at the corner of River Street and Benton Street; then to Broadway, Galena Boulevard, Stolp Avenue, Downer Place, and ending at Middle Avenue. The parade program begins at 11:15 am in front of the Paramount Theatre.
Admission to Fiestas Patrias Aurora 2010 is free to all ages. The Aurora Police Department will coordinate the festival’s security efforts, and volunteers will make up the vast majority of the event staff. Anyone interested in becoming a Fiestas Patrias Aurora 2010 event volunteer, vendor, or sponsor, or for more event information, should contact Norma Vazquez, Executive Director at (630) 264-2422.
About the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
For over 18 years, the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community. The Chamber’s mission is to facilitate access to resources which promotes economic growth in the Latino Marketplace.
About the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board:
The City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board is a non-partisan advisory board that is community-based and funded by the City of Aurora. The Advisory Board recognizes diversity throughout the City of Aurora and aims to educate the public about the history of Hispanics that helped shape the City.