La Fiesta del Pueblo 20182018-09-19T21:07:46+00:00

The Triangle’s largest and longest running Latinx festival is back for its 25th anniversary on Sunday, September 23rd in downtown Raleigh!  Click below for more information on bands, food vendors, volunteer opportunities and more.

City of Raleigh Parking Decks

11:30 – The NC Brazilian Arts Project kicks off the festival by marching and drumming from the Youth Fair stage to the main stage.

12:00 – Bolivia Unida

12:15 – Sandra Camila

12:45 – Magetsi 4H Club

1:00 – NC Brazilian Arts Project

1:15 – Orgullo de Tierra Mixteca

2:00 – Opening Ceremony

2:15 – Takiri Folclor Latino

2:30 – Orquesta K’Che

3:15 – Marcos Napa

3:30 – Danza Azteca Tonatzin

3:45 – Los Guanajuatenses

4:30 – Venezuelan Dance Group

4:45 – Ritmos y Tradiciones Panameñas de NC

5:00 – Plena Libre

12:30 PM – Pepe Ponce

1:30 PM – Ballet Folklorico Mexicano “Yolotzin”

3:30 PM – Takiri Folclor Latino

4:30 PM – Jazziando

4:00 PM – Raleigh Rockers Crew

5:00 PM – Orgullo y Alma Latina

5:30 PM – Che Apalache

La Fiesta del Pueblo 2018 is almost here and we need volunteers like you!

Below is a description of the areas and shifts in which we will need help on Sunday, September 23rd.

Information Booth

Volunteers will welcome participants coming to the festival; provide information about the event, hand out Fiesta programs, conduct surveys and more! These volunteers will also support with making sure that festival attendees with different abilities are welcomed and brought to the festival from the designated drop-off areas.

Cultural Arts

Volunteers will help with the set-up of Arts area and/or support hosting the area!

Main stage

Volunteers will assist the main stage coordinators with logistics.

Voter Registration

You will receive a short training regarding best practices and staying nonpartisan upon arrival, you will be registering voters in various areas of festival, walking will be required, all the materials will be provided. Community Service hours will be provided if needed (Please notify prior).

El Pueblo Food Booth

Volunteers will help prep fruit cocktails, esquites (corn in a cup), and churros for sale to the public.

Volunteers who do 4 or more hours will receive a Fiesta 2018 t-shirt. Volunteers who do more than 6 hours will receive a food voucher, valued at $10.

Shift times:

Shift 1- 9:00 a 12:00pm
Shift 2- 12:00 a 3:00pm
Shift 3- 3:00 a 6:00pm

SIGN UP HERE! You must first choose your shift(s), then click “Sign Up!”, provide your information, and then click “Submit”. Thank you for volunteering for La Fiesta del Pueblo 2018!

For the past 25 years, La Fiesta del Pueblo has celebrated the diversity of Latin American culture, shared resources & information, and connected community members with opportunities to take action– but the festival isn’t successful without you!

Donate now to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this tradition in our community!

Yarina Crafts

Embroidered handmade dresses, name bracelets, embroidered sweaters, Andes instruments, bags with native designs, and jewelry.

La Isla Bonita

“La Isla Bonita” represents a bit of many Latin American countries, selling items such as threaded bracelets, earrings, tagua rings, necklaces, hats with the colors of national flags, shirts with the flags of Latin American countries, backpacks, bags, and more.

Flaca y Loro

Mexican handcrafts such as Baja hoodies, fruit seeds bracelets, earrings, necklaces and headbands, handmade clay sugar skulls, Huichol t-shirts, handmade pocketbooks and messenger bags.

Lili’s Gift Shop & Accessories

A new addition to La Fiesta del Pueblo, featuring uniquely designed purse and key holders, re-usable shopping bags, and travel shoulder bags inspired by Peruvian textiles.

Based out of Florida, import handmade varnished keychains directly from Colombia, which serve as a useful everyday item or as a gift for loved ones.

Guatemalan Arts and Crafts

Beaded jewelry, keychains, hair accessories, figurines as well as placemats, table runners, and other fabrics all handmade by Mayan artisans in Guatemala.

¡Ay! Maria

Women’s jewelry and accessories, Mexican clothing and accessories for children, men and women.

Inca Marka Ecuador

Ecuadorian ponchos, dresses, necklaces, instruments, purses, and more.

Isabel’s Boutique

Peruvian jewelry, featuring sterling silver, gold & stainless steel pieces.

Comercial del Norte

Local vendor selling bracelets, necklaces, keychains, jerseys and caps.

The Best of the Best Piña Colada


Coma Rico

El Molcajete

Pupusas y Tacos Marina

The Corner Venezuelan Food

Vida Dulce

Enrique’s Place Latin Grill

Cuban Latin Grill


El Pueblo

Taste of Texas

Café Five Stars

Classic Ice Cream

CocoCrissi Tropical Icees

Piña Colada Perumex

El Jefecito

Poblanos Tacos

Kona Ice of Raleigh

La Isla Bonita Piña Colada

La Brisa

Lili’s Kitchen

ACLU of North Carolina
Aliadas NC
American Chemical Society
CAM Raleigh
Carolina Friends School
Child Care Referral Central
Department of Insurance
Engineers Without Borders
Equality North Carolina Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
Haven House Services
Human Rights Campaign
Jenny Doyle, Esq. Immigration Counsel, LLC
MomsRising/ Mamá
NARAL Pro-Choice NC
NC Department of Justice/ NC Attorney General’s Office
NC DHHS DPH Children & Youth Branch
NC Emergency Management
NC Justice Center
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC State Hispanic Linguistics Program
North Carolina Democratic Party
Orange County Human Relations Commission
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Radio Trans Mundial
Raleigh PACT
Southeast Raleigh Promise
Triangle J Council of Governments
UNC Hispanic Dental Association
Wake County Government – Community Services
Wake County Libertarian Party
Wake County Republican Party
Wake County SmartStart
Witness for Peace Southeast

Have any questions that aren’t answered here?  Talk to us and we will do everything possible to accomodate festival guests.

La Fiesta del Pueblo is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 23rd from 12-6pm, with all of the events taking place on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, as well as on the intersecting streets.  Fayetteville Street is more than half a mile long, so there will be some distances to travel between sections of the festival.  Please be aware that Fayetteville Street and its sidewalks will be crowded during the event.

You can avoid some crowding by going up or down a block to Wilmington or Salisbury and then returning to Fayetteville via one of the Cros streets.  Do note that some streets have a slight uphill pitch to them, especially the side streets: Martin, Davie and Hargett.

Volunteers in official T-shirts will be around the fesival – please ask someone if you have a question!


A great place to start your Fiesta del Pueblo experience is at one of our Informational Booths, located at every intersection along Fayetteville Street (Morgan St, Hargett St, Martin St, Davie St.).  There you can find program booklets and ask friendly helpers any questions you might have about the festival!


A designated accessible viewing area will be available in front of the Main Stage for people who use mobility devices and their companions to help ensure that you can see what’s happening on stage.  This area is intended for visitors who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices and their companions, as well as guests who have a disability that substantially limits their ability to stand and their companions.  Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first served basis.


Community members with vision impairment who want assistance with a sighted/human guide to enjoy La Fiesta del Pueblo should call Cecilia Saloni in advance at (919)835-1525, ext. 104,  or e-mail us at by Friday, Sept. 14 so we can help connect you with a guide who can be available when you want to attend the festival.

You can contact us closer to the event as well, and we will do our very best to meet your request, but the more notice you can provide, the more likely we can connect you to a guide or guides to help you when you want to be at the festival.


Fayetteville Street and the first block of all side streets will be blocked off for the festival.  Wilmington and Salisbury Streets will remain open.  Designated drop-off areas are available on the east and west side of Fayetteville Street, at the Davie Street intersection and the Martin St intersection.  Check out this Map for a detailed layout of dropoff points for the festival.


The Moore Square Bus Station is location at 214 S Blount Street, 1.5 blocks from the heart of the La Fiesta del Pueblo footprint.

The R-Line, a free circulator shuttle, will also be available to help you get from your parking space to the festival footprint.

All R-Line vehicles and all GoRaleigh vehicles are equipped with ADA access by either a lift or a ramp.


Street parking surrounding the footprint of La Fiesta del Pueblo is free all day on Sunday, so the payment required on weekdays does not apply.

City Parking decks are free all day on Sunday, please refer to this map for all City of Raleigh parking decks available during La Fiesta del Pueblo.


All of the events taking place at la Fiesta del Pueblo are on the street level with the roads closed off to motor vehicles all day on Sunday.  While this means that some areas of the streets and sidewalks do get crowded, all street-level activities are physically accessibile.  Do note that some streets have a slight uphill pitch to them, especially the side streets: Martin, Davie and Hargett.


Street level accessible restrooms (portable toilets) will be located on two of side streets of the festival footprint: W Martin and E Davie street.


La Fiesta del Pueblo’s organizers work hard to make all of its programming accessible to everyone!  If you need assistance or have additional questions during La Fiesta del Pueblo, please visit one of our informational booths located at every intersection on Fayetteville Street.  If you have additional questions, comments, or would like to join the general conversation about accessibility in the arts, email Cecilia or call (919) 835-1525 ext. 104.

La Fiesta del Pueblo 2018 Sponsors

Proud to be part of the Raleigh MAIN Events Initiative.

This Project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

El Pueblo is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.