Festival Latino opens Onstage Orange City in CITY HALL

Festival Latino returns to Orange City:  The 2012 Festival Latino in Orange City featured traditional dancers from Mexico. This year, on May 29, the featured entertainment is a mariachi band from Omaha, Luna y Sol. Other activities include mural painting, a piñata design contest, and Mexican food, all in Orange City’s Windmill Park, from 5-10 PM.

Festival Latino returns to Orange City:
The 2012 Festival Latino in Orange City featured traditional dancers from Mexico. This year, on May 29, the featured entertainment is a mariachi band from Omaha, Luna y Sol. Other activities include mural painting, a piñata design contest, and Mexican food, all in Orange City’s Windmill Park, from 5-10 PM.

ORANGE CITY – Festival Latino will return to Orange City on Wednesday, May 29, and has been moved to the Orange City town hall because of threatening weather.

Beginning at 5 PM, the Festival will feature free arts and crafts – among them Day of the Dead masks, God’s Eyes, and Latin American flag coloring pages. Activities include a soccer challenge, bouncy castle, and face and fingernail painting as well as mural painting led by Rein and Margo Vanderhill. Andy Keller and his band will provide background Latino music. A Mexican cooking class is tentatively part of the schedule.

 

Mexican food will be served from 5:30 to 7 PM at a small price: $5 for adults and $3.50 for children, and Hands Around the World will display and sell fair-trade coffee from Mexico and other Latin American countries.

 

Festival Latino opens Onstage Orange City on May 29:  After last year’s hugely successful Festival Latino, it’s coming again: Wednesday, May 29 beginning at 5 PM at Orange City’s Windmill Park. The evening features a variety of activities, including a bouncy castle, face painting, and Mexican food. Mariachi Luna y Sol will take the stage at 7 PM, followed by Zumba and a dance. Festival Latino is part of the Orange City Arts Council’s series each Wednesday in Windmill Park, Onstage Orange City.

Festival Latino opens Onstage Orange City on May 29:
After last year’s hugely successful Festival Latino, it’s coming again: Wednesday, May 29 beginning at 5 PM at Orange City’s Windmill Park. The evening features a variety of activities, including a bouncy castle, face painting, and Mexican food. Mariachi Luna y Sol will take the stage at 7 PM, followed by Zumba and a dance. Festival Latino is part of the Orange City Arts Council’s series each Wednesday in Windmill Park, Onstage Orange City.

There will also be a piñata design contest at 6 PM; those wishing to enter this contest should bring their homemade piñata – with a string for hanging – to the Festival at 5 PM.

 

Luna y Sol, a mariachi band from Omaha, NE, will perform from 7 to 8 PM. One of the Midwest’s preeminent mariachi bands, Luna y Sol won ‘Best Ethnic Group’ in the Live Music category of the Omaha Entertainment Awards in 2007. Their ensemble bears the distinction of being the region’s only complete mariachi band.

 

Zumba will follow Luna y Sol at 8 PM; Zumba is a dance-based workout rooted in a variety of South American music and dance traditions, including salsa, merengue, belly dancing, flamenco, and mamba. This high-energy group activity provides a fun exercise for all age groups and fitness levels.

 

A dance, from 8:30 to 10 PM, will conclude the evening’s exciting activities. Noel Campanis will DJ.

 

Transportation from Sioux Center to Orange City will be provided, with a bus leaving the mall parking lot in Sioux Center (near the Pizza Ranch entrance) at 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30. Return trips to Sioux Center will depart at 8:15, 8:45, and 9:15.

 

Festival Latino opens Onstage Orange City, a series of free shows each Wednesday in Windmill Park, brought to you by the Orange City Arts Council. Sponsors for Festival Latino are CASA, Hands Around the World, Bar-K Cattle, Natural Food Holdings, Bird House Rentals, Center Fresh Eggs, Fareway, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, Al & Carol Kramer and the Orange City Arts Council.

 

Mariachi band from Omaha to perform in Orange City May 29:  Festival Latino, in Orange City May 29, begins at 5 PM, with Mariachi Luna y Sol taking the stage at 7 PM. The evening includes a bouncy castle, a soccer challenge, Zumba, arts and crafts, and a variety of music and dance. Mexican food will be sold at a minimal charge. The event opens Onstage Orange City, free shows in Windmill Park every Wednesday in the summer. Pictured here are traditional dancers, from the 2012 Festival Latino (photo courtesy of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat)

Mariachi band from Omaha to perform in Orange City May 29:
Festival Latino, in Orange City May 29, begins at 5 PM, with Mariachi Luna y Sol taking the stage at 7 PM. The evening includes a bouncy castle, a soccer challenge, Zumba, arts and crafts, and a variety of music and dance. Mexican food will be sold at a minimal charge. The event opens Onstage Orange City, free shows in Windmill Park every Wednesday in the summer. Pictured here are traditional dancers, from the 2012 Festival Latino (photo courtesy of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat)

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Orange City town hall.

 

For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts