Fiesta Cultural is Lane County’s largest celebration of Latinx arts and culture, featuring over forty events happening throughout Lane County from September through December.
An initiative led by Lane Arts Council, Fiesta Cultural creates opportunities for inclusion through the arts, and engages the community in welcoming multicultural programs and events that highlight the rich diversity of Latinx arts, culture and heritage in Lane County. Fiesta Cultural celebrates the different cultures and the community that brings us all together.
Throughout the fall, the festival will feature dozens of cultural events that highlight Latinx artists and celebrate the diversity of Latinx arts and culture. Fiesta Cultural highlights art exhibitions, theatre, poetry readings, music and dance performances, classes and workshops, presentations, conversations, and cultural celebrations such as Día de los Muertos, and the Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Springfield City Hall. Many of the events are free and family friendly.
Fiesta Cultural Kick-off at the First Friday ArtWalk
Friday, September 6th, 5:30-9:30pm
Kesey Square and intersection of Broadway & Willamette
The fifth annual Fiesta Cultural will kick-off on September 6th with a vibrant family friendly celebration in downtown Eugene, taking over the intersection of Broadway and Willamette with music, dancing, and art! Presented by Lane Arts Council in partnership with City of Eugene Cultural Services. Highlights include:
- Art displays, artist marketplace, and bilingual guided art tour (5:30pm)
- Music from El Relámpago Musical (6pm), Tex Caliente (7pm), Pura Vida Orquesta (7:30pm), and Chronic Hydra (9:30pm).
- Dance, mariachi, and charrería performances
- Printmaking, piñatas and kids activities
- Food carts and beer garden
Dance to “Charanguense” with Eugene group Organización Oaxaca. Then enjoy music with Pura Vida Orquesta, an 8+ piece Latin band based out of Portland. Pura Vida Orquestra plays Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Bachata, and Latin Funk.
Fiesta Cultural is presented by Lane Arts Council with the partnership and support of numerous community businesses, organizations and artists. Special thanks to our Fiesta Cultural sponsors: City of Eugene Cultural Services and EUGfun!, Law Offices of Lourdes Sanchez, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Juntos (Program of Emergence), SELCO Community Credit Union, Monarcas de Eugene, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Tacovore, Centro Latino Americano, and Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.
Thank you to our community partners: La Que Buena, La E-Kiss, Huerto de la Familia, KLCC, Downtown Languages, Salseros Dance Company, and Eugene Arte Latino.
For more information and to view the full listing of Fiesta Cultural events, visit lanearts.org/fiesta-cultural