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The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area every October.
The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.
Check back for this year’s line up, but previous artists have included Oro Solido, Roma Paz, El Sherrif and many more.
In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, “Desfile de Las Americas”. On Saturday, see the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds.
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