Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the 2012 Hispanic Festival at Lane Manor Park September 16
By Annamarya Scaccia
September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a 31-day observance of the stories, legacies, art, activism, food, music, literature and politics of Hispanic culture that’s influenced the very fabric of America.
For Prince Georgians looking to honor this heritage, the 2012 Hispanic Festival is just the place.
Founded in 1980, the annual family-friendly festival celebrates the cultural and social contributions of Hispanics in Prince George’s County, as well as well as from the metro DC/Maryland/Virginia region. It will take place Sunday, September 16 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lane Manor Park, 7601 West Park Drive in Adelphi.
The 2012 Hispanic Festival will feature carnival games, arts & crafts, children’s activities including face painting and pony rides, exhibitors and craft vendors. In addition, it will showcase traditional and modern music from Guatemala, Bolivia, Mexico, and Colombia, dance performances, delicious ethnic cuisine, and an awards presentation to sponsors.
Drawing in crowds of nearly 15,000 each year, the free festival gives locals the chance to embrace their heritage and learn about the vibrant history of their community.
The event is hosted by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit pgparks.com.
2012 Hispanic Festival
Sunday, September 16
12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Lane Manor Park
7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd.
Adelphi, MD 20783
Photo: pgparks.com Published on Prince George’s Suite – Tuesday, September 4, 2012