The inaugural Latin Music & Food Festival of the Palm Beaches, presented by Ford, is quickly approaching.
Organized by the South Florida Fair management team and the Hispanic Chamber of Palm Beach County, the event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, and 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Southern Blvd., and will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.
The mostly indoor festival will give residents and visitors a break from the summer heat and will feature live music concerts, folkloric dances and performances, and food and shopping.
In addition, two masters of ceremony will host a dominoes tournament sponsored by Humana featuring 16 tables. The cost to play is $10 with a chance to win a jackpot of $500. On-site registration for those 18 and older begins when the gates open and continues until 2 p.m. or until the spaces are filled. The tournament starts each day at 2 p.m.
Another feature just for kids will be a three vs. three indoor youth soccer tournament split into three age groups, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years. Registration is free with a paid admission. Register at www.southfloridafair.com/soccer. The deadline for advance registration is Wednesday, Sept. 14. The game schedule will be available on Sept. 15 at www.latinfestivalpb.com.
Reggaeton duo Angel y Khriz, mambo and charanga musician Tito Puente Jr. and salsa singer Eddie Santiago will headline the festival, and other popular genres of Latin music will round out the entertainment schedule.
Advance tickets are on sale now through Sept. 16 at www.southfloridafair.com and www.latinfestivalpb.com for $15 per adult ($20 at the gate) and $5 per child 6 to 11 years old ($8 at the gate). Kids 5 and under are free. VIP tables for eight people are $400 per day, and an individual VIP seat is $60 per person, per day. The VIP option includes admission and preferred seating for all concerts for one day.
In addition to Ford and Humana, Wells Fargo is sponsoring the event.
Vendor booths are available for $500 for both days. Contact Lorie Stinson at (561) 790-5245 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info. For businesses wishing to sponsor the event, contact Theresa Agricola at (561) 790-5233 or email@example.com.
For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County at (561) 832-1986 or the South Florida Fair at (561) 793-0333.
The South Florida Fair/Palm Beach County Expositions Inc., a nonprofit organization, produces many events throughout the year with its largest event being the South Florida Fair. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com.