The 2-day Latin Spring Festival in Coburg is going to be huge; a feast of all the very best Latin culture has to offer. See the sounds, sights, colours, tastes and smells of Argentina, Cuba and Spain. Alongside that, the Latin Spring Festival will be celebrating the independence of Chile, Mexico, El Salvador, too.
As any good festival should, it starts with the food. Expect a very exciting array of all the finest Latin American dishes being served up street food style, as is the growing trend.
In the Food and Drink Expo section of this community festival, patrons will be able to sample the fare of some well-known chefs, who will be bringing the latest 'fusion of flavours from Spain to Colombia' right to our door. There will also be tastings and samples of food and wine on offer, served with a sizzling flourish from 'percussive pots and pans'.
Taste something you like? Take it home. Purchase a mouth-watering range of authentic food and drink items from some of the top Latin food distributors, importers, retailers and manufacturers. The expo is an opportunity to meet some local retailers and businesses, where you will be able to purchase your favourite Latin cuisine any time you like.
After all that eating you'll want to dance it out to some funky Latin beats. The musical line-up is also huge with Funkalleros, Los Mas Altos, Orquestra LA 45, Bataola and heaps more. Performing live, there'll be a touch of salsa, cumbias, samba, bachata and more. Revel in some truly awesome Latin sounds and get those hips shaking.
Not too sure how to put those feet one in front of the other Latin style? Don't worry. There will be experts on hand to help. Pick up a free dance class or two in the park. Then, when you are puffed and parched from all that dancing, pop into one of the two licensed bars for a drink before doing it all again.
The Latin Spring Festival is being held at the Bridges Reserve in Coburg on Saturday 17th September from 11am to 11pm & Sunday 18th September from 11am. Entry to the festival is FREE and there is parking across Bell Street, off Pentridge Boulevard and at the Coburg Leisure Centre. Alternatively, the festival is within walking distance of the train station or you can take a tram.