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LATINO FESTIVAL: Celebration Closes Bridges

Posted on: 5:48 pm, September 6, 2013, by

You can get a taste of Latin America this weekend.

Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival is this weekend in downtown Des Moines. Two bridges are shut down for the event that is expected to draw 20,000 people.

You’ll find food, music and activities for the kids this weekend. The festival is on Locust and Walnut Street Bridges.

Activities include Lucha Libra, which are professional wrestlers and Pinatas that are broken every hour.

The festival celebrates Iowans from Latin America’s 22 countries. Festival Director JoAnn Mackey says, “The population is exploding. It’s a good thing. I think they’re adding to economy of Iowa. They bring a lot of contributions with them.”

The festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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