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Carnaval Latino

  • 310 Andrew Higgins Drive , New Orleans , LA 70130 | P: (504) 528-8560
  • 310 Andrew Higgins Drive , New Orleans , LA 70130
    P: (504) 528-8560
  • 310 Andrew Higgins Drive
    New Orleans , LA 70130
    P: (504) 528-8560

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association presents its 29th annual Carnaval Latino Celebration and Parade! This day-long event includes three interactive and exciting ways to celebrate Hispanic heritage in the Big Easy.

Latin Rhythms at the Square

Kick off the day with Latin Rhythms at the Square from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. at  Washington Square Park. This pre-parade event is free and open to the public. Fest-goers are encouraged to enjoy some of the best in Latin music, art, food and drinks. Authentic Latin cuisine will be available for purchase from Los Jefes and Agave House. Entertainment will include live DJ sets featuring Latin music and beats.

Desfile de las Americas - Parade of the Americas

Following the fun at Washington Square, fest-goers are invited to Desfile de las Americas - The Parade of the Americas. Carnaval Latino’s signature parade will begin at Washington Square, wind through the historic French Quarter with stops that feature Spanish architecture and historic Spanish landmarks. The parade will close in the Warehouse District, where trade with Latin America created a gateway for New Orleans. This parade combines both festive and spirited fun with Historic context and knowledge.

Desfile de las Americas is a unique and fun way to celebrate the city’s tricentennial during Hispanic Heritage Month. You won’t want to miss the eye-catching and handcrafted float designs revealed throughout the route. Marching bands, walking bands and floats dedicated various Latin countries including, but not limited to Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil will be represented throughout the parade.

Whether you are a spectator or rider, all are welcome to participate in Carnaval Latino’s signature event. Individual community float ride tickets can be purchased for $75.

For more information on the parade route, tickets and special updates on the Desfile de las Americas’ Grand Marshall, visit here.

Bamboleo - House of Blues
Carnaval Latino will conclude with a special edition of House of Blues’ Bamboleo. Dance the night away with an evening of music from the Americas’ right in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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What's Nearby
Washington Square Park

Located on Elysian Fields, the park anchors Frenchmen Street, known for its incredible music venues. It was named Washington Square Park in 1838 after the Washington 141st Field Artillery Regiment, but it has been...