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Hispanic-Latin American Fiesta

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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
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The Hispanic-Latin American Fiesta - Johnson Street Festival is a visual and virtual feast for all your senses. Vibrant colours, huge feathered headpieces, street parade, market stalls, music and food will create a truly spectacular Fiesta in Fitzroy this November.

Having amassed a very noteworthy 38-year history, the Hispanic Latin American Fiesta attracts a huge crowd, and with very good reason. You'll be so immersed in the sights and sounds on display, you would be forgiven for thinking you had left Australia altogether. Revel in this very exotic, evocative, flamboyant culture as you dance your way through the streets of Fitzroy and all the activities on offer.

The main stage is going to be back-to-back splendid with a huge line-up of live musical performers. Salsa Band Salsonadno, Latino hip hop outfit Oz Locos Band, Orquesta La 45 and Urban Latin performer D-Minus are just a small representative of many more who will be appearing.

Hear the music - then see the dancers strut their stuff with all the flair and foot tapping magic that accompanies a good cha-cha-cha, Paso Doble, Samba and the ever-passionate Rumba. Traditional dancers will blend with brightly coloured and plumed showgirls, and ballroom dancing aficionados who will be giving their all for your viewing pleasure.

Needless to say, the selection of food at this particular festival will be second to none. Be sure and inhale the sweet aroma and flavours of a 'Journey to Spain' with their huge paellas. If you can go past without a taste, we'll both be amazed. Try something hot and fresh off the mixed grills. Sample authentic styled street food from the array of vendors and finish it off with the selection of beverages and some of the sweet treats and desserts which will be on offer too.

Don't miss the colourific street parade, then stay and browse the market stalls and maybe purchase a few bits and pieces you can take home with you so you'll remember the day long afterward. There's no reason to hurry, this huge 2-day festival runs from 11am, then well into the night.

The Hispanic-Latin American Fiesta - Johnson Street Festival is being held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 from 11am to 9pm along Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

A full program of events, details about the parade and market stalls, along with the line-up of musical performers and gallery of photos will be available on the Johnson Street Fiesta 2016 website You will find the page by following the link here.
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Why? Cultural Festival
When: 11am - 9pm
Where: Fitzroy
Cost: Free
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