Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the 9th annual Que Pasa Fest presented by Cervantes Fundación Hispanoamericana de Arte (Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation).This free, outdoor family festival is an extension of the television show “¿Que Pasa New Orleans?” on Telemundo 42. The festival, which takes place October 5-6, 2019 at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert area in Lafreniere Park in Metairie, features live music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, community outreach opportunities, and a children’s area.
Enjoy dozens of hispanic dishes and New Orleans delicacies. From snowballs to Mexican Street Corn, your mouth will be watering. Check the offical website for this year's vendors.
Each year, the festival has presented Grammy award-winning and nominated Latin performers such as Luis Enrique, Descemer Bueno, Los Van Van and Rockin' Dopsie Jr. Other performers have included Jorge Luis Prats, Amanda Shaw, Rumbo Buena, Julio & Cesar, and more. Stay tuned for this year's line up.
Spanish influence began in New Orleans in 1763 when France gave up control of Lousiana to Spain. Spain ruled until 1803, but left lasting impressions on the city. This festival honors the Spanish history of New Orleans and the thousands of Latinos that live in the area today.
Lafreniere Park is located in Metairie, about 20 minutes away from the French Quarter. Parking is available on site, or catch a ride-share or taxi service.