Fiesta Latina

As part of CAC's Arts & Culture in the Square, Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center presents "Fiesta Latina in the Square" on Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 8 pm in Downtown Cleveland's Public Square.  

This lively and colorful event will feature the art, creativity, and culture of Latino countries. Discover Latino bands, DJs and folkloric dance groups, and salsa lessons and child-friendly crafts. Plus, don't miss these food trucks: Slammin' Sammy, Burning River Bagels, Wrap It Up, 216 Bistro, and Maui Shaved Ice.

The event will also feature the Doors to My Barrio art exhibit, a project where local visual artists used recycled and reclaimed doors as their canvas.

For more information, visit or contact or 216.894.5664.

Schedule of Events:

1 - 4 pm | On stage and throughout Public Square
  • Julia De Burgos dance groups
  • Kalunga Mbanza - Brazilian Samba, Reggae, Ijexa, Afoxe music
  • Ritmo y Raza Dance Company
  • Victor Samalot - Latin Jazz guitar
  • Escensia Boricua Cultural de Lorain - Puerto Rican dance
  • Teatro Publico de Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre - Big Heads Street performance
  • Raices del Peru - Peruvian dance
  • Salcity of Angels Dance Company - Latin dance presentation and Salsa lessons
  • Boombastick Flow
  • Tender Hearts Crusade - Brazilian Capoeira
  • Santa Cecilia - Mariachi
3 - 8 pm | On stage
  • 3:00 | Tendencias - Direct from Puerto Rico, Afro Caribbean music
  • 4:30 | Son Gitano - Latin Fusion music
  • 6:00 | Project Model LLC Fashion Show featuring Gerardo Encinas' Frida Kahlo clothing line
  • 6:30 | Papo Ruiz y la Dulzura de la Salsa - Salsa music
Other attractions
  • Kenneth Melendez - Master mask maker from Puerto Rico
  • Art exhibits of local Latino artists
  • Baseball Heritage Museum - Latinos in Baseball
  • United Confederation of Tainos, Ohio Bohio Atabey
  • Northeast Ohio Rocks - rock paining with a Latino twist
  • Paint in the Square - an afternoon of painting with a Latino theme
  • Cultural displays from Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico
Family-Friendly activities
  • Recess Cleveland - bubble soccer and interactive games
  • Face painting
  • Crafts with Miss Ohio Latina Queens
  • Public Square splash pad