Sunday, September 19 from 1 – 4 PM
“Diversity is a Community Asset, Art is Universal, and Celebrating Culture with Respect is a Gift.
The Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance invites the community to celebrate Mexican Independence Day at our Cultural Fiesta on Sunday, September 19 from 1 to 4 pm at West End Park in the beautifully quaint 13th Street District in Marshalltown. Add to your calendar here!
Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance Executive Director, Amber Danielson, said the event primarily is to provide an opportunity to celebrate as a community, but also to provide education and awareness.
“We hope that the entire community comes to enjoy this celebration, regardless of their backgrounds,” Danielson said. “We see this as our community celebrating the rich cultures that are within our community and make up who Marshalltown is.”
Community members are invited to bring their friends and family to experience an afternoon of live music, folkloric dance, food, pinatas and more! Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket for their seating pleasure. The event is free and open to the public.
“Diversity is an asset; Art is universal and celebrating culture with respect, is a gift. My hope is everyone accepts this wonderful gift and will join us in celebrating not only Mexican Independence Day, but a day to come together as a community to learn about each other and experience traditions, art and culture from another country without leaving their town,” states Wendy Soltero, Arts & Culture Alliance Experience Committee Member.
Live music will be performed from 2 to 4 p.m. by Los De La Villa from Tama, Iowa sponsored by La Carreta Mexican Grill. Attendees will also experience folkloric dance from Nuestra Danza sin Fronteras of Des Moines, Iowa. Zamora Fresh Market will provide pinatas and special beverage sampling.
Come hungry and enjoy delicious food from local food trucks, La Capital del Taco and Tacos La Cruz. From tacos to burritos and everything in between, attendees are sure to get their fill of tasty, authentic Mexican food. Samuel Ibarra will be the master of ceremonies and provide DJ services during band intermission.
Per city ordinance, pets are not allowed at the event. For the health and wellbeing of everyone that attends, masks or facial coverings and social distancing are recommended.