“Celebración of Winchester” is a one-day, family-oriented free festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in our region. It takes place Saturday, September 26, from 11 am till 4 pm on the Old Town Pedestrian Mall in Winchester.
Other activity includes a children’s art activity tent; Latin dancing lessons, a dance performance by a Mexican children’s dance troupe, an instrument petting zoo overseen by Shenandoah Conservatory music education students, artisan tents, “Country” tents (representing different Hispanic countries) and more. Food will be for sale by various vendors as well as beverages, including soda and water.
Celebración benefits the Winchester Main Street Foundation (WMSF).
“The City is no longer doing the Salsa-Fest event they started a few years ago,” says David Smith, owner of Village Square Restaurant and WMSF founder and board member. “Piggy-backing on what was started, and then incorporating activity already being done by the Coalition and the Arts Council, we are excited to plan this fun festival for our community.”
Admission to “Celebración” is free to the public and the event will happen rain or shine.