The Apex Latino Arts Festival is Back!

After a three-year hiatus, the Apex Latino Arts Festival is coming back to Apex on June 2! A celebration of Latino culture in the community, the festival hosts a food tasting culinary event, children’s arts and crafts workshops, traditional piñata breaking ceremonies, Latin American dance and music performances (including Tango and Samba), and an arts and crafts bazaar.

“The festival has been held for over 10 years,” said Juan Ortega, the coordinator of this year’s festival. “Each year the attendance has been growing. Our festival distinguishes itself from other festivals because we have the culinary experience consisting of 10 countries showcasing a food plate that is unique and special. A group of volunteers from these countries will make an authentic dish so the community can sample various plates. The people really love this because they get to try 10 different dishes!”

The free arts and crafts activities and piñata breaking for children will start at 3 p.m. at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. 

“Each child will spend about 30 to 45 minutes drawing, painting, or creating something with a uniquely Latino flavor,” said Ortega.

The food tasting culinary event will continue in the evening from 6-10 p.m. outside of the historic Apex Union Depot on Salem Street.  

“The goal of the festival is to promote the Latino culture in the community,” said Ortega. “We are blessed to have so many different nationalities in the area that bring different cultural aspects. Overall, we want the community to have a great experience and at the same type learn something new about the Latino culture.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *