Calle Dos Cinco Gears Up For 16th Annual Fiestas De Las Americas In Historic Capitol Hill District

Friday, October 1st 2021, 10:51 pm
By: Feliz Romero

Calle Dos Cinco and their volunteers are getting ready for their first in-person festival since the pandemic.

“Have fun and come learn about the diverse culture that we have now in Oklahoma,” said Miriam Campos, who serves on the Calle Dos Cinco Board of Directors.

After a virtual festival last year, Fiestas de Las Americas is back, and organizers said it’s bigger than ever. The festival is set for Saturday, October.

“It starts off with the parade and it is 100% community driven,” said Campos.

After the parade performers will take the main stage on Southwest 25th Street and Harvey.

“There are some performers that mix in bilingual music, some that have a band, some that are performers, so it’s just a whole mix of entertainment,” she said.

Nancy Baeza and Juan Valentin will be taking the stage with their dance group, Ballet Folclórico Xochipilli.

“We will be representing various cities in Mexico like Batito, Chihuahua, Michoacán, and Sinaloa,” said Valentin.

“I just get so excited because we always get to wear our nice attire, our traditional wear, and show it off out there to the people and the community,” said Baeza.

Campos said the festival, taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month, is the perfect time to showcase different traditions.

“There will be a second stage where they will be performing and sharing a little bit about the different countries and heritage,” she said.

There will be an international food court set up with foods from different countries and a mercado filled with vendors.

The board member said there will be 60 vendors and 14 food trucks. The festival goes on until 8 p.m.