Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
About the Inaugural Fairfax Fiesta Event
The Inaugural Fairfax Fiesta, scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at The PARC at Tysons, was designed to celebrate Hispanic culture and diversity through a free, festive, and family-friendly event. After months of planning by the Celebrate Fairfax and the Fairfax Fiesta Planning Committee, we were excited to present a robust event as outlined below on the original event page. On Thursday, September 21st we learned the National Weather Service released a tropical storm warning and the difficult decision was made to cancel the event.
While we are disappointed, we have taken the information, resources, and videos from the event and compiled them into a digital event guide. Learn more about Hispanic culture, local resources, and small businesses below! Additionally, at the Tuesday, October 10th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, proclaimed September 15-October 15, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Fairfax County.
DIGITAL EVENT MATERIALS
Digital Event Guide:
Connect with Countries Digital Passport:
Presented by T-Mobile
Flags of Our Heritage Coloring Pages & Fun Facts:
SCHEDULED EVENT LINEUP
Master of Ceremonies: Francisco “El Chele” Gonzalez
Francisco-Chele Gonzalez is a radio personality for the DC 87.7 FM morning show Los Reyes de la Radio, as well as a social media influencer and manager.
Connect with Countries
Presented by T-Mobile. Travel around the world to learn about Hispanic countries, collect stamps in your passport, visit embassy booths and of course, stop by to say hello to our friends at T-Mobile and collect a prize!
Interactive Stage Schedule
12:00-1:00 Learn to dance with Marimba Maya Awal
1:30-2:00 Learn to dance with Sentimiento Peruano USA
2:00-2:15 Storytime with Fairfax County Library
2:15-2:45 Learn to dance with Grupo Folklorico Raices Hondurenas
2:45-3:00 Storytime with Fairfax County Library
3:00-4:00 Learn to Zumba with Jenny Lopez
4:00-4:45 Learn to dance with Leones de Oro Latin Dance Team
Food Trucks, Artisan Market & Exhibitor Lineup:
Fairfax Fiesta location: The PARC in Tysons, 8508 Leesburg Pike.
The PARC features murals, entitled Waves, by artist Rodrigo Pradel. One mural enwraps the entire building, the other is a large mural inside The PARC. Commissioned in 2021, the mural explores energy through colors growing across the canvas. Pradel, born in Chile, is a painter, illustrator and muralist.