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Fiesta Las Vegas Parade & Festival set for Saturday morning

Fiesta Las Vegas will be a cultural, music and food event celebrating diverse Latino traditions on Saturday, September 14.  (Stillman Clark)
Fiesta Las Vegas will be a cultural, music and food event celebrating diverse Latino traditions on Saturday, September 14. (Stillman Clark)
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Updated: 9/12/2013 3:07 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Fiesta Las Vegas will be a cultural, music and food event celebrating diverse Latino traditions on Saturday, September 14.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. on 4th Street and Gass Ave and travel north.

The festival will be from 1 p.m. to midnight at the Freemont Street Experience & Ogden St. The parade and festival are free to the public.

The festival will have a Community Spotlight Awards Ceremony following the parade recognizing long time community activist, City Councilman Isaac Barron, first Latino elected to the North Las Vegas City Council and Ofelia Perez, recently recognized with the Nevada Heritage Award for her work with Danza del Carrizo and support for the Latino community.

Guests will also enjoy various types of live entertainment, cultural booths, Latino antojitos (food) and children’s activities. The traditional “El Grito,” to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, will be at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be led by Julián Adem Díaz De Leon, Mexico’s Consul based in Las Vegas.

Further information about the 3rd Annual Fiesta Las Vegas Latino Parade & Festival can be found at www.fiestalasvegas.org.

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