North Little Rock’s Hispanic Heritage Festival is kicking off the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month with its annual celebration at Argenta Plaza (510 Main St.) this Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hosted by Hispanic outreach nonprofit Seis Puentes, the annual festival “celebrates North Little Rock’s Hispanic community, artists, music and culinary scene.”
The event is is free and open to the public. Kaluas Snack Bar will be providing food and refreshments for purchase, and live entertainment will be provided by local musicians Los Sierreños and dancers from Ballet Quetzalli.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to judge a locally-made salsa contest, this is your chance. For $10 guests can sample all the salsas and vote for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, and the proceeds will go towards supporting Seis Puentes Hispanic Outreach.
Hispanic Heritage Festival is presented by Seis Puentes and is sponsored by North Little Rock Tourism, The City of North Little Rock, ACANSA, THV11, First Security Bank, and Gwatney Chevrolet. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Festival visit www.northlittlerock.org/
About Seis Puentes Hispanic Outreach
Seis Puentes Hispanic Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on a mission to EMPOWER the Hispanic community in North Little Rock and Central Arkansas with an aim to create long-lasting and generation change by offering free English courses, the North Little Rock City ID Card Program, free children’s art programs, free financial literacy and digital literacy workshops, a food pantry, cultural exchange events, and other resources and outreach to assist immigrants with general life in North Little Rock and Central Arkansas. For more information visit seispuentes.org/.