Knoxville celebrates Hola Festival

Hola Festival 2014 activities are scheduled to begin in Market Square, downtown Knoxville, at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 27, lasting until 10:00 PM. The evening festivities include the featured band “Orquesta de Jaime Bonilla” and the Music City Salsa Dance Extravaganza.

This will be the 15th year of the Hola Festival celebrating the diversity through exciting and informative showcases, traditional and authentic Hispanic foods, and other cultural and artistic presentations.

The full festival continues on Sunday, September 28, with a special family celebration beginning at 11:30 AM featuring the traditional and colorful Parade of Nations at 3:00 PM.

Hispanic bands scheduled to perform include the Marcel Portilla Band and the Asheville Tango Orchestra. And there will be plenty of traditional foods and exhibits as well as featured performances by the Cazateatro-Bilingual Theatre, the Street Circus, and Lucia Arte Y Pasion Flamenco.