City to host Viva Ontario150 and Fiesta London! Mexican Festival Celebrations

Londoners have been invited to take part during Viva Ontario150 and Fiesta London! Hispanic Signature event of 2017

Fiesta London! brings the sound, culture and taste of Mexico to downtown London on Sunday, June 4th 2017. Join in on the fun as we celebrate a full day of fun, food, folklore, and fiesta for everyone. Fiesta London! is more than just a celebration, it is a vigorous declaration of community spirit at its best. Fiesta London! honours culture, tradition, and family. Fiesta London! encourages individuals from all ethnic backgrounds to share in the beauty of Mexico’s rich history a long with other Hispanic influences in the city.

“Cultural exchange and inter-cultural awareness are vital in a multicultural society”, George Perez, chairperson of Fiesta London!, said. “Ethnic cultural events such as the Fiesta London! present a wonderful opportunity to understand different values and beliefs while building bridges across communities in London and the rest of Southwest Ontario”.

Fiesta London! Mexican Festival marks the kick-off of the festival season in the city, featuring a variety of entertainment from throughout Latin America, colourful folkloric dancers, cultural exhibits and authentic Latino-American cuisine, held at the Covent Garden Market.

Our attractive setting will be host to mouth-watering Mexican, Colombian Salvadorian, and Nicaraguan food, and over 15 craft and food vendors.

As our highlights, this year Fiesta London! will present:

• The spectacular Jalapeño-eating Competition, presented by Reliance Home Comfort

• The new Chihuahua Dog Parade, presented by Downtown London

• The always delicious Taco-eating Race

• The mission-impossible Burrito-eating Challenge, presented by La Jornada Hispanic newspaper

Fiesta London! is the largest Hispanic/Latino festival in Southwest Ontario and London’s 2017 Hispanic signature event!

 

For more information, please contact:

George Perez, Chair
george@fiestalondon.ca
519-488-5420