Since Latin music and food is one of my favorites, this was a must not miss event. I was suppose to work, I admit it but I had been so tired all week and had a sore throat. This meant, I had exactly two days to get some rest and no alcohol at the festival. Of course, I can’t pay $4 for a beer anyway. If you actually like the stuff then it was a nice option that it was available. Considering that there was a lot of stuff going on, it’s not that bad of a price I suppose.
This year was the sixth annual cincy-cinco festival and was held on Fountain Square. The square has quite developed since the renovations that happened around 2007. Check out the website for more information on what all is offered and upcoming events.
The event celebrates all Latin American culture and not just Mexican. I even saw Caribbean food! I did not partake on this day however, I used to live in Florida so I already know about the cuisine after visiting some of the islands. Dancers for Panama, Peru and Columbia and a special return visit of the Ballet Horizontes from Chicago with their excellent representation of Mexican dances. This and more was read on the flyer’s handed out by volunteers. You can check out the website for more details on who was there here.
What I really enjoyed about the festival is that there was something for everyone. I really enjoyed the music and even though I didn’t have any, I really enjoyed seeing the Latin food. It smelled really good and the prices were very reasonable. They has tacos for about $2 each, which are comparable to the prices where we go for Mexican. Platters were around $5-$6. The beers were a bit expensive for my tastes at $4 each. I was a little busy following my 6 year old son around to enjoy it anyway.