Festival Hispano to celebrate Guatemala


El Centro Cultural is pleased to invite the public to attend Festival Hispano in Millsboro. This year, the community event will be held on Sunday, August 19th. Festival Hispano starts at 12:00 noon and lasts until 6:00 pm. The event is free for the whole family and conveniently located at the Little League Complex on W. State Street in Millsboro, Delaware.

El Centro Cultural began the event 18 years ago to highlight local talent and expose area residents to traditional music and dances from Latin America. Festival Hispano is a wonderful day for everyone to experience music, dances, and food. Festival Hispano is a fabulous cultural celebration for the Hispanic immigrants who have come from many different countries to live and work in Sussex County.

Festival Hispano is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware. In addition, Festival Hispano is made possible to the following sponsors: Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Medical Center, Discover Bank, Division of Motor Vehicles, Freeman Foundation, La Tonalteca Mexican Restaurants, M & T Bank, Nemours Health & Prevention Services, Perdue Farms, and Sussex County Council. El Centro Cultural is proud to celebrate Festival Hispano in the Town of Millsboro and would like to recognize the Town of Millsboro, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, and the Millsboro Little League for their support and commitment to Festival Hispano.

Festival Hispano will celebrate all countries of Latin American with a special emphasis on Guatemala. This year’s program will include a local marimba band “Lyra Marquense”, and a traditional folk dance group Maya “Awal” wearing traditional clothes as well as an up and coming Guatemalan composer and singer. El Centro Cultural is always looking to discover new artists and traditional music and dance groups and promote Hispanic artists and musicians at Festival Hispano and local community events in Sussex County throughout the year.

Festival Hispano is proud to have a designated children’s area, coordinated by the Maranatha Church of God of Seaford, a moon bounce, piñatas, activities, and information from social service agencies in the Sussex County which target Hispanic families. Also, the food vendors will be offering everyone’s favorites, tacos, pupusas, and aguas frescas.

Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local arts organization known as El Centro Cultural. Formed in 1995 to provide more artistic, cultural and social programs, El Centro Cultural plays an important role in discovering and promoting local Hispanic artists, supporting local arts education, and coordinating local community events.

Please visit http://www.elcentrocultural.org for more information or contact us by email at festivalhispano@hotmail.com or by phone at (302) 745-6828. New this year, you can follow El Centro Cultural on Facebook!