2017 Event

We were humbled to hear that this year’s Fiesta del Pueblo was the largest ever recorded in downtown Raleigh, with over 28,000 in attendance.  we’d like to thank the artists, food vendors, nonprofits and bands who participated, as well as the dozens of volunteers who helped make this one of our all-time favorite iterations of #LaFiesta del Pueblo.  Stay tuned for next year as we prepare to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the largest Latinx festival in the Triangle!

Check out a full breakdown of the numbers for La Fiesta del Pueblo 2017.


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Festival Program 

Main Stage Schedule 

11:30 – Batala Durham

12:00 – Flor y Canto

12:30 – Orgullo Mexicano

12:45 – Marcos Napa

1:00 – Mariachi Mexico 2000

1:45 – NC Brazilian Arts Project

2:00 – Opening Ceremony

2:15 – Marcel Portilla Band

3:00 – Takiri Folclor Latino

3:15 – Los Acoustic Guys

3:45 – Ritmos y Tambores de Panama

4:00 – Mickey Mills

4:45 – Orgullo y Alma Latina

5:00 – Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orquesta

5:45 – Mambo Dinamico

6:00 – Toby Love

Participating Non-Profit & Government Agencies 

ACLU of North Carolina

Raleigh Police Department

NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina

Human Rights Campaign

International Focus

El Pueblo Inc

Wake County Republican Party

Libertarian Party of Wake Co.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

UNC School of Dentistry Hispanic Dental Association

Engineers Without Borders

Education Justice Alliance

Trans World Radio/Radio Trans Mundial

North Carolina Advocates for Justice


NC State University Hispanic Linguistics Program

Child Care Services Association

Equality NC

NCIAP People’s Medical Care

Sandoval Insurance & Financial

Gateway Health

Wake County SmartStart

Centro para Familias Hispanas of Catholic Charities of Raleigh

US Department of Agriculture- FSA

Duke Cancer Institute – OHED

Haven House Services

City of Raleigh Planning Office

NC Department of Environmental Quality

NC Department of Justice

Autism Society of North Carolina, Inc.

NC League of Conservation Voters

NC Democratic Party

NC Justice Center

Participating Food Vendors

The Best of the Piña Colada

Piña coladas, arepas


Shaved Ice

L’Arepa – Venezuelan

Arepas, empanadas, lemonade

Cuban Latin Grill – Cuban

Rice & beans, shishkebab, jerk chicken, turkey legs, sweet plantains, potato balls, fried yucca, fried pork, tamales, chicken wings & fries

La Iglesia del Dios Pentecostal – Caribbean

Plato típico caribeño, lechón, frituras, empanadas, alcapurrias, bacalaítos, arroz con habichuelas

Taste of Texas – Tex-Mex

Churros, chicharrones, elote, funnel cake, fried Oreos, aguas frescas, manzanas locas

Tortas y Tacos El Jarocho – Mexican

Tacos, empanadas, gorditas, sopes, quesadillas, burritos, tortas, elote, chicharrón, aguas frescas

Pupusas y Tacos Marina – Mexican and Salvadoran

Pupusas tacos, plato de carne y pollo asado

Coma Rico – Mexican and Salvadoran

Pupusas, tacos

The Corner of Venezuela – Venezuelan

Arepas, patacón, tequeños, pepito

Lili’s Kitchen – Mexican

Quesadillas, tacos, tortas, gorditas, burritos, elotes, aguas frescas

Tacos el Coco Loco – Mexican

Fruit, nachos, esquites, beverages, tacos, pork prepared chips

El Pueblo – all funds raised from this booth support El Pueblo’s work!

Esquites, fruit salad, churros

Taquería Tierra Caliente – Mexican

Tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, tostadas, nachos

The American Tawara – Venezuelan

Arepas, pabellón criollo, hallaca con cochino y pan de jamón, cachitos, tostones, plátanos, jugos

Desert Vendors 

Classic Ice Cream

Artisanal ice cream

Snowie of NC Ice Cream

Shaved ice, lemonade and other beverages

Kona Ice of Raleigh

Shaved ice

CocoCrissi Tropical Icees

Tropical/Italian ice in a variety of flavors

La Brisa

Ice cream popsicles

Participating Arts & Crafts Vendors

Yarina Native Crafts

Peruvian Market

Incamarka Ecuador

Ay! Maria

Ocean Designs 360

Isabel Gifts

The Sheperdess

Hecho en México

Sports & Souvenirs

Mi Paso Fino

Artesanias México

Guatemalan Arts and Crafts

Mi Chiquita

World Accesories, LLC

Garcia Pottery Bailey, NC

Importaciones y Exportaciones Reyes

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