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Sat Aug 29 2015 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

WHERE

Downtown Perry, Iowa, off the Raccoon River Valley Trail
Perry, IA

WHO

Hispanics United For Perry

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Hispanics United for Perry will hold it’s annual ¡Viva Perry! Latino Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 10 am to 9 pm. 

This year the festival will return downtown, with the central stage being in front of Raccoon Valley Bank.  Vendors and booths will line 2nd Street between Willis and Lucinda. A petting zoo will be in front of Perry Paint and Supply and there will be kid’s activities throughout the day.

This year will also see the return of a parade for the festival. The parade will line up at 9:30 am at 10th St and Willis, for a 10 am start time.  The route will follow Willis to 3rd Street, turning north on 3rd to Lucinda and then turning west on Lucinda to 2nd Street, finally heading south on 2nd to the intersection of 2nd and Warford. Escuadrón Musical, a cumbia fusion group from Marshall, Minnesota, is the musical act for the Festival. Danza del los Viejitos, a folkloric dance troop from Nebraska will be joining us as well. The MC for the day is well known radio announcer Melissa Pacheco, aka “La Chicanita,” from Radio La Ley. The festival will showcase local acts and personalities as well.  Highlights include a presentation of local young women who were Quinceañeras in the past year, a “Reina/Queen” pageant, and Perry musical acts throughout the day. 

The schedule of the day’s events is as follows:
  • 10 am – parade toward the intersection of 2nd and Warford.  Parade includes la Danza de los Viejitos, Perry Quinceañeras, and the contestants in this year’s Reina/Queen competition.
  • 11 am –Welcome by La Chicanita
  • 11:15 to 12:30 pm – Presentation of las Reinas and the Quinceañeras
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Traditional dances intermixed with local talent, switching approximately every ½ hour
  • 4 pm to 6 pm – Escuadrón Musical
  • 6 pm to 7 pm – La Reina celebration
  • 7 pm to 9 pm – Escuadrón Musical

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Downtown Perry, Iowa, off the Raccoon River Valley Trail

1202 2nd Street
Perry, IA 50220
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jwolseth@iastate.edu

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