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Great Music, Food And Heritage On Display During Hispanic Festival

Brett Blume
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Lots of good music, great food and proud heritage will be on display this weekend at the 17th annual Hispanic Festival (Festival Hispano) downtown.

Organizer Haniny Hillberg says visitors to Kiener Plaza on Friday, Saturday and Sunday should make sure to come hungry.

“We have a lot of Hispanic food from different countries, but they have to be homemade,” she says. “We’ll have crafters from different states because there are not that many here in St. Louis.”

One rule for food vendors is they can’t duplicate what their neighbor is serving, so taste variety will be at a premium.

There will also be live music all weekend long from Latino bands, along with folklore dancers, arts and crafts, even a kids’ corner.

A parade of Hispanic nations will help round out activities during the festival, which was formerly held at Jefferson Barracks and the Soldiers Memorial.

Also the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series trophy will be on display and available for free photos on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Kiener Plaza.

Find out more at http://www.hispanicfestivalstl.com or call (314) 837-6100.

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