This year’s event is a collaborative project of the Latin Quarter WPB to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage in West Palm Beach and recognize our capacity to bring major contributions to our local communities.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – September 13, 2021 – The Latin Quarter WPB is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Community Car Parade and Festival that celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and traditions in the city of West Palm Beach.
Each year, Americans observe the National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of the Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
This event is a free celebration that includes live entertainment, carnival-style, and interactive games, vendors, information booths, as well as a classic car parade. The City of West Palm Beach Mayor, Keith James will be the Parade Grand Marshall and City Commissioner Christina Lambert will be the Honored Guest. Both dignitaries will deliver commemoration remarks at Phipps Park.
“The City of West Palm Beach is an inclusive city committed to celebrating our rich and diverse Hispanic culture and heritage.
I’m grateful for this opportunity to highlight our Hispanic heritage and celebrate our differences,” says Commissioner Lambert.
Also attending the festival will be Florida House Representative, David Silvers, County Commissioner, Gregg Weiss, the President of The Latino Coalition of the Palm Beaches, Lazaro Mur, the President of Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Julio Fuentes, the President of the Hispanic Chamber Fund, Axel Miranda, and many other community leaders.
“This is a family afternoon filled with fun,” says Dina Rubio, President of Latin Quarter West Palm Beach. “Kids and adults can enjoy plenty of games, sports, local foodies, community artists, and music. We thank the City of West Palm Beach for their incredible support, our neighborhood schools, local media, churches, community leaders, businesses, and sponsors for contributing to making our Hispanic Heritage Month a true celebration of our culture.
Kicking off the activities is a parade that will begin from Forest Hill High School located at 6901 Parker Avenue, winding through neighborhoods across the city’s Latin Quarter in the zip code 33405, ending in Phipps Park at 4715 South Dixie Highway.
Although we have adapted our lives to our new normal, the challenges of overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic remain. The organizers of the event urged the community to continue to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Hispanic Americans have enriched our nation. Celebrate the diversity that makes America stronger and recognize the many ways Hispanic Americans have strengthened our country and contributed to the spirit of America spending a wonderful afternoon at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Parade and Festival.
For more information on the event, sponsorship, and vendor opportunities, visit latinquarterwpb.com
About the Latin Quarter West Palm Beach
Latin Quarter of West Palm Beach, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to build a community where residents and families thrive, leaving no one behind, particularly the Hispanic community.
Known as Latin Quarter WPB, the organization helps to engage, educate, and empower residents and local leaders with Community Outreach Programs. It helps to organize and celebrate the rich local Hispanic culture and traditions, creates a platform of growth and entrepreneurship for generations to come, establishing a vibrant “Latin Quarter” that embraces locals and tourists alike.
Furthermore, Latin Quarter WPB’s purpose is to find compassionate solutions to homelessness and drug addiction-related crimes prevalent in the city of West Palm Beach and beyond. It will also make a difference in the lives of families striving to achieve the American Dream.
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