La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 is Sunday, September 22nd, 12-6 pm along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh!

Below find all the info you will need for the festival: the general map, parking map, City Plaza stage schedule, capitol stage schedule, accessibility guide, accessibility map, and descriptions of food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, visual artists, and non-profit organizations.

If you’re not familiar with the area, you can use City Plaza as a reference point (400 Fayetteville Street) to get to the general vicinity.


La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019 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 22nd.

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.

Accessibility Ambassadors and Sighted Guides 

These volunteers will be in charge of 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! 

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).


Volunteers who do 4 or more hours will receive a Fiesta 2019 t-shirt.

Shift times:

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

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 2019!

Register to volunteer now!

map of the festival

Accessibility Information

We welcome people with disabilities to our festival and work to make things as accessible as possible. For questions about access and accommodations or to make arrangements beforehand, please contact Cecilia Saloni via email or call 919-835-1525 ext. 104. 

La Fiesta del Pueblo is free and open to the public, with all of the day’s events taking place on Fayetteville Street 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.

Volunteers in official La Fiesta t-shirts are all around the festival – please ask one of us if you have a question!

Accessible Drop-Off Areas

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 sides of Fayetteville Street, at the Davie Street intersection and the Martin Street intersection. Please check out the accessibility map tab to learn more. 

Public Transportation

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, available during La Fiesta del Pueblo. Check out the Parking tab for more information.

Getting Around

All of the activities 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 accessible. 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 cross streets. Do note that some streets have a slight uphill pitch to them, especially the side streets: Martin, Davie and Hargett.

Accessible Viewing Areas 

A designated accessible viewing area will be available in front of both stages 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.

Sighted Guides

For people who are blind or have low vision, you may request to be paired up with a sighted guide who will help you navigate La Fiesta del Pueblo. While our preference is for you to reserve in advance, some sighted guides are available during the festival at the booth at the intersection of Davie Street and Fayetteville Street.

Service Animals

We welcome service animals at La Fiesta del Pueblo.


Street level accessible restrooms (portable toilets) are located on two side streets of the festival footprint: West Martin and East Davie.  See Program Map on pages 16 and 17 for more details.


La Fiesta del Pueblo has many precautions put in place to prevent but also help in the case of an emergency. If you need assistance, please look for one of these people:

  • Volunteers wearing official La Fiesta del Pueblo t-shirts (pink shirts with the festival logo)
  • Uniformed City of Raleigh police officers

Call 911 if you need immediate assistance for an emergency.

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 information booths located at every intersection on Fayetteville Street. To make arrangements beforehand, please contact Cecilia Saloni via email or call 919-835-1525 ext. 104. 

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.

Click The Icon Below To Learn More

This post is also available in: esEspañol (Spanish)