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.
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
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.
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.
Volunteers will help with the set-up of Arts area and/or support hosting the area!
Volunteers will assist the main stage coordinators with logistics.
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 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!
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, Woodkeychains.com 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.
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.
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
Pupusas y Tacos Marina
Enrique’s Place Latin Grill
Cuban Latin Grill
Taste of Texas
Café Five Stars
Classic Ice Cream
CocoCrissi Tropical Icees
Piña Colada Perumex
La Isla Bonita Piña Colada
|ACLU of North Carolina|
|American Chemical Society|
|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|
|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|
|Southeast Raleigh Promise|
|Triangle J Council of Governments|
|UNC Hispanic Dental Association|
|VENEZUELA PARA TI|
|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!
ONCE YOU’VE ARRIVED!
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!
ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREAS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
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.