Thank you for making La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 a great success!

We would like to thank all of the volunteers, artists, performers, exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors who helped to make La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 a beautiful celebration of Latinx pride, existence, and resistance.

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map of the festival

City Plaza Stage (south end of the festival)

11:30 AM – Batalá Durham kicks off the festival by marching and drumming from the stage near the state capitol to the stage in City Plaza.

12:15 PM – Latin Swing

1:00 PM – World of Dance Performing Arts Company

1:15 PM – La Tropa de Tierra Caliente

2:00 PM – Opening Ceremony 

2:30 PM – Orgullo y Alma Latina

2:45 PM – Folclor Latino Takiri

3:00 PM – Tumbao Antillano

3:50 PM – Venezuelan Dance Group

4:00 PM – Ballet Folklórico Mexican Tradition

4:30 PM – Homage to Celso Piña (Ronda Bogotá accompanied by Pato Machete)

State Capitol (north end of the festival)

11:30 – Batalá Durham kicks off the festival by marching and drumming from the stage near the state capitol to the stage in City Plaza.

12:00 PM – Welcome and Spoken Word

12:30 PM – Marcos Napa

1:00 PM – Anthony Velasquez

1:30 PM – Bolivia Unido

2:00 PM – Marcel Portilla Band

2:45 PM – Raleigh Rockers Crew

3:15 PM – Ricardo Diquez

4:00 PM – Folclor Latino Takiri

4:15 PM – Raffle and Piñatas

4:30 PM – Hot-Sauce Eating Contest 

Food Booths (listed in order of booth number—check the map to find the food you’re looking for)

  1. The Best Of The Best Piña Colada
  • Pineapple cup with strawberry daiquiri or passion fruit $12
  • Regular cup  $8
  • Arepa $5
  1. Centro Cristiano de Vida
  •             Baked pork with lettuce, potato, pico de gallo and hominy corn $10
  •             Pork sándwich on baguette with lettuce and onion $6
  •             Ripe plantains prepared with flour, egg, and cheese $3
  •             Empanadas with cheese or chicken 2 x $5
  •             Fried chicken with fried green plantains $7
  •             Fried green plantain chips $5
  •             Coconut juice $5
  •             Fruit juice with pieces of fruit $5
  •             Passion fruit juice $5
  1. Cuban Latin Grill #1
  • Rice & beans $4
  • Sweet plantains $5
  • Potato balls $5
  • Jerk chicken $7
  • Tamales $4
  • Arepas $5
  • Chicken wings and fries $8
  • Turkey leg $10
  1. Che Empanadas
  • Empanadas of savory beef, chicken, sweet beef, corn, spinach, lentils or sweet potato  $3.50
  • Alfajores de maicena $2
  1. Cuban Latin Grill #2 (see description on booth #3)


  1. Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal
  • Caribbean plate $10
  • Tropical plate $12
  • Pastelillos & empanadas $2
  • Fried treats $2
  1. L’Arepa
  • Vegetarian arepa with black beans and white cheese $7
  • Vegetarian arepa white and yellow cheese $7
  • Steak and cheese arepa $9
  • Carolina BBQ pork arepa with a side of coleslaw $9
  • Grilled chicken with onions and green peppers $9
  • Shredded beef marinated with onions, cilantro and peppers $9
  • Pabellón, a Venezuelan plate with black beans, shredded beef, rice, plantain, and the famous arepa $12
  • Meat empanadas 2 x $6
  • Tequeños 2 x $5
  • Cheese empanadas 2 x $5
  • Fresh Lemonade $5
  1. Coma Rico
  • Pupusas & tacos  1 x $3
  • Water $1
  • Gatorade $2
  1. La Deliciosa Truck
  • Mangonadas $8
  • Popsicles $4
  • Fruit cocktail $7
  • Milkshakes $6
  • Smoothies $5
  • Ice Cream $4
  1. Pupusas y Tacos Marina
  • Pupusas & Tacos 3 x $10
  • Grilled beef with rice, beans, avocado $12
  • Grilled chicken with rice, beans, avocado $10
  • Sandwiches $7
  1. Elena’s
  • Tacos $3.50
  • Sandwiches $10
  • Burritos $10
  • Quesadillas $10
  • Tostadas $4
  • Sopes $6
  • Fresh drinks, tamarind, horchata  $3
  • Fried Green plantains $5
  • Coconut juice with fresh coconut pieces $5
  • Passion fruit juice $5
  • Juices $2
  • Soda $2
  1. The Corner Venezuelan Food
  • Arepa  2 x $10
  • Patacón $9
  • Cabimera $9
  • Pepito con papas $12
  • Burger with fries $8
  • Tequeño $6
  • Cachapa $9
  • Soft Drink $2
  1. Antojos Puertorriqueños
  • Stuffed potatoes $3
  • Alcapurrias $3
  • Sorullos de maíz $3
  • Bacalaítos $3
  • Piononos $4
  • Mashed plantains with chicken rinds $7
  • Cheese dog $3
  • Empanadillas $3
  • Chicken skewers with green plantains $5
  1. El Molcajete Taco Truck
  • Tacos $2.50
  • Sandwiches $9
  • Quesadillas $9
  • Nachos $9
  • Burritos $9
  • Enchiladas $9
  1. Piña Colada Perumex

Piña Colada smoothies (non alcoholic)

  • Small plastic cup $5
  • Souvenir cup $10
  1. Spanglish
  • Cuban sandwich $10
  • Empanadas $4
  • Tostones, Yuca $5
  • Specialty Drinks (Malta, Coco Rico, OK Kola) $3
  • Stuffed Avocado $10
  • Pork Belly Confit $8
  1. El Pueblo: All funds raised from this booth support El Pueblo’s work! This booth is sponsored by Food Lion.
  • Esquites (prepared and seasoned corn in cups) $4
  • Fruit salad $5
  • Churros $2
  • Water $1
  1. Classic Ice Cream
  • Regular cones $4
  • Large cones $5
  • Lemonade $4
  • Water $2
  1. De la Finca Coffee Importers
  • Hot Coffee $3
  • Cold Brew $4
  • Lattes $5
  • Cold Brew bottles $5
  • Bag of coffee $12-$13
  1. Taste of Texas
  • Funnel Cake $7
  • Deep Fried Oreo $5
  • Churros $5
  • Lemonade $5
  • Strawberry Lemonade $5
  • Shaved Ice $4
  • Diablitos $6
  • Canned drinks $1
  • Bottled water $1
  • Roasted corn $4
  1. La Isla Bonita Piña Colada
  • Piña colada
  • Small cup $5
  • Medium cup $8
  • Big cup $10
  1. Tacos Poblanos
  • Tacos 3 x $10
  • Quesadilla $10
  • Burrito $10
  • Loaded Nachos $10
  • Bottled water $2
  • Soft drinks $2
  1. CocoCrissi Tropical Icees
  • Icees $5
  • Coconut, Passionfruit, mango, strawberry, cherry, rainbow
  1. El Jefecito
  • Tacos 1 x $3.50, 3 x $10. Options: steak, chicken, chorizo, hash, cauliflower 
  • Fruit cocktail $5
  1. Kona Ice of Raleigh

Shaved ice 10 do-it-yourself flavors and another 20+ flavors we can make for you 

  • Regular cup  $5
  • Color-changing cup $6
  • Collectable cup $6
  • $3 refill on either $5 or $6 cup
  1. Taquería Tierra Caliente
  • Corn tacos 1 x $2.50, 4 x $10
  • Gorditas $4
  • Sandwiches$10
  • Enchiladas Michoacán $10
  • Nachos Supreme $10
  • Quesadilla $9
  • Large fresh drinks $5
  1. Mesas Food Truck
  • Pupusas: pork, beans, and cheese; beans and cheese; cheese $10
  • Mesas $10
  • Fried yucca with chicharrones $10
  • Churro $3
  1. La Brisa
  • Ice cream
  • Popsicles $2
  • Takis $3
  • Fresh drinks $5

Amantolli Handicraft

Clothes, bags, jewelry, shoes, accessories, decorations and items such as dog collars all made by our Mexican artisans.

Art y Són con Tania

I am a visual artist and crafter. I sell paintings, prints, products from the paintings along with crafted products. All products are inspired by Puerto Rico.


Women’s accessories and jewelry, traditional Mexican items including blankets, ladies’ sandals, purses, blouses, toys, ponchos, and t-shirts.

Bolovan Genuine Mexican Boutique

Embroidered dresses and blouses and accessories: earrings, necklaces, handmade bracelets and rings, hand embroidered bags.

Flaca y Loro

Mexican handcrafts such as sugar skulls, baja pull overs, handmade earrings, handmade bracelets, handmade necklaces, t-shirts, and more.

Guatemalan Arts and Crafts

Beaded jewelry, hair accessories, purses, keychains, and figurines made by Mayan artisans around Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.

Inca Marka Ecuador

Ponchos, sweaters, purses, necklace, instruments.

Isabel Gift Boutique

Jewelry, sterling silver, stainless steel, gold fill, necklaces, bracelets, charms.

Lili’s Gift Shop & Accessories

Key holders/purse holders/Peruvian textiles including cosmetics bags, waist bags, coin purses, wallets with wrist straps and more. Some of these items are in our store LilisGiftShopNC. We will also have a new collection of textiles for La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019.

María Sánchez

Jewelry – with stones – earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Aprons and personalized items, representing different countries.

Peruvian Market

Clothing made from alpaca wool from the Andes Mountains of Peru. We have ponchos, arm warmers, socks, hats, scarfs, gloves, and some house decorations as well.

My Paso Fino

Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hats, caps, shirts, bags, hammocks.

Yarina Crafts

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

Ana Almanzar

Born in the Dominican Republic, Ana studied at the National School of Visual Arts. Since moving to the United States, she has hosted a series of painting courses at schools and community centers and has had exhibits featured in locations including the Dominican Republic National Palace of Fine Arts.

Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto was born in Nayarit, Mexico in 1985. Ernesto has always been fascinated by cultures and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. He uses the world around him and political landscapes to shape the emotions into an art image. His love for bright colors can always be seen in his paintings. Ernesto works and lives in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he is an artist and activist.

Francisco Gonzalez

A native of Mexico based in Charlotte, Francisco Gonzalez is a primarily self-taught artist who has been featured in exhibitions along the East Coast as well as Oregon. Currently, his art is in several private collections, as well as the permanent collection of Queens University in Charlotte.

Karen Rose

A painter with over 30 years’ experience, Karen Rose earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She made loosely grid-based paintings for 20 years before she moved to North Carolina where she began painting in the NC Botanical Gardens, the Arboretum, and Duke Gardens. Last year she created watercolors of indigenous plants of Mexico and most recently has been making large scale oil paintings of flora, seaweed and coral. She is half Mexican and is inspired by city landscapes and flora around the world.

Luis MacKinney

Luis MacKinney, originally from Mexico City, became interested in painting in 2014 and started with basic techniques like watercolor. He moved on to acrylic, getting his first exhibition in collaboration with other artists at the City of Raleigh Museum. His early works featured figurative images, however he continued to explore abstract art, this being the art that keeps him active and above all immersed in intrapersonal exploration via the feelings expressed through shapes, colors and textures.

Miriam Ximil

Born in Puebla, Mexico in 1987, Miriam immigrated to New York with her parents the following year. Growing up in Queens played a pivotal role in discovering the world of art. Through her work, she aims to portray indigenous culture and the same time promote the sciences and share “how we as people of color can continue to move forward.” One of the themes of her work is illustrating people of color with super human powers, in order to demonstrate the struggle and resiliency of our community.

Natacha Villamia Sochat

Born in New York City and raised in Havana and the Bronx, Natacha is half Cuban and half Puerto Rican. Her heritage, combined with her surrounding environment as a child, helped inform her worldview and her vision of how each of us are connected. As an artist working in various disciplines, she uses her experience of growing up in Caribbean culture to influence her work, from the choice of color and texture to the various themes and messages present within her art.

Nora Hernández

Born and raised in Honduras, Nora’s love for the arts began by the education she received at the Triunfo de la Cruz Institute where she studied poetry and fine arts. Influenced by Don Lorenzo Alvarenga, her desire to paint is to express her passion and love of life, captured on canvas.

Peter Marín

As an independent artist, Peter has forged a professional path shaped by curating and producing independent exhibitions, expositions in public spaces, nonprofit programming, cultural arts, and programs on abstraction. He is also an active advocate for the arts, and supports 501c3 organizations by serving on boards, volunteering, fundraising and donating.

Alcohólicos Anónimos

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina

Carolina Friends School

Child Care Services Association

College Foundation of North Carolina

DHIC, Inc.

Disability Rights North Carolina

Donate Life North Carolina

Duke University School of Nursing-Proyecto SER Hispano

Educación Sin Barreras/NCJC

El Pueblo, Inc.


Haven House Services

Hispanic Linguistics Program, NC State University

Human Rights Campaign

Iglesia Fiesta Cristiana

InStepp, Inc.

International Focus, Inc.

Kestrel Heights Charter School

LGBT Center of Raleigh

MomsRising / MamásConPoder

NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

NC Highway Patrol

NC State Bureau of Investigation

NC Department of Public Safety

North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals

North Carolina Theatre

Orange County Human Rights and Relations Department

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Southeast Raleigh Promise

Southeast Raleigh YMCA of the Triangle

The Arc of North Carolina

Toxic Free NC

Triangle Aquatic Center

Triangle J Council of Governments

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

US Census Bureau

Wake County Government – Community Services

Wake County Human Services

Wake County Human Services HIV/STD Community Program

Wake County Smart Start

Wake Technical Community College

World Relief

La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 Presented by

In conjunction with:

This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
La Fiesta del Pueblo is supported by the 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.

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