Festival Latino de Ocracoke 2017!
Saturday, November 11
Información (Español) ~ 252-588-2242
Information (English) 252-921-0260
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The Festival Latino de Ocracoke is a day to honor vibrant Hispanic traditions, and a day to celebrate the unity of all who are part of this great community. Through delicious authentic food, traditional dances and music, exciting games, crafts, and fun for all ages, organizers hope this festival will bring the community together to experience and enjoy the friendship of our cultures.
Ocracoke Island has become the home to many Latinos over the past 20 years. Just as the Ocracoke community has opened its doors and embraced many Hispanic families, Festival Latino hopes to invite the community to join in a fun-filled day of sharing and learning that will strengthen the bonds between cultures through the celebration of differences and the appreciation of all we have in common.
“We are very excited to partner with Ocracoke’s Latino community and assist them in producing this event,” says David Tweedie, executive director of the community non-profit Ocracoke Alive. “Ocracoke’s Hispanic residents have become an integral part of our community as friends, co-workers, and business and property owners. We are thrilled for this opportunity to learn more about their culture,” says David. Festival committee members include Freddy Contreras, Eduardo Chavez, Gloria Perez, Adrian Espinoza, Cira Badillo, and David Tweedie.
In addition to performances and presentations by Ocracoke residents, visiting artists will include dances by Ballet Folklorico Guadalupo and music by Fantasia Huasteca.
“The majority of Latin Festivals around the nation are created with the main objective of celebrating the Latino or Hispanic culture. However, we want this one to be a little different,” said Freddy Contreras, member of the festival committee. “We want this festival to be an occasion where all participate, build friendships, and get to know each other’s cultures. We share a wonderful place as a home and I personally think that we all should always be united in working for the best of this community,” says committee chair Freddy Contreras.
The event receives financial support from Ocracoke Alive, the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association as well as from businesses and individual sponsors.
Here is the program from our 2016 festival.
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There are two ways to make a donation.
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"Ocracoke Alive, PO Box 604, Ocracoke, NC 27960"
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