Festival Latino of the Berkshires, part of Lee MA, Founders Weekend Celebration

The Festival Latino of the Berkshires celebrates its 23rd anniversary edition on Saturday,

September 15, 2018!

The festivities will take place, rain or shine, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church
Park, Main Street, Lee, MA! (Exit 2 from I-90), near the intersection of Routes 7 & 20

Admission is Free!

Donations Needed!

Rain or Shine

No Alcoholic Beverages

Festival Latino is proud to host: Dance Companies, Folkloric Ballet & Latin American Dance Troupes representing the rich cultural traditions and talents from a variety Latin American Countries

Celebrate: Hispanic Heritage Month

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2018 performance photos

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Lee, Founders Weekend Celebration>>


The Festival Latino of the Berkshires is proud to bring the 23nd annual in conjunction with Lee Founder Day Weekend, to Lee, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12 – 5 pm, rain or shine.

Our Hispanic Heritage Celebration begins with dancing in the Lee Founder’s Day Parade.

At 10:00am. Our participation in the parade Saturday morning, proudly display our Latino connection with the Berkshire Community, as we have done in the past. If you or any of your children would like to be a part of our parade, we would welcome you as we want this year’s parade to be bigger and better than ever! Latino culture is alive and well in the Berkshires and this parade is our chance to show it!

From 12:00-5:00PM people of all ethnicities will come together at the First Congregational Church Park, Main Street, Lee, MA. Attendees can expect to enjoy Ethnic Latino American dishes such as lechona, tacos, chorizos, arepas, tamales, empanadas, and horneado will be on sale. D.J. Gusano Rojo will provide music for dancing. We will also offer the opportunity to practice Spanish with local native speakers and Great Arrington Zumba by PJ Birrel.
There is nothing so affirming for the Latino community that the opportunity to come together and enjoy the pride and vibrancy of our heritage for this special day.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration in the Berkshire County brings together many Latinos to take pride of their ethnicities. We welcome donations to defray expenses of producing 2018 at Festival Latino of the Berkshires Inc., P.O. Box 1021, Lee, MA 01238.
Festival Latino is reaching out to you, to your business, looking for your support to become sponsors. Your tax-deductible gift is deeply appreciated!


The Party Comtinues
At 9:00 PM, Festival Latino continues with a Gala Dance Party at Eastover’s Tally-Ho Hall, at 430 East Street in Lenox. The Gala will feature a live Latin Band from Medellin Colombia,” The Latin Brothers Orquesta”, directed by Julio Estrada López, son of the teacher Fruko, in his repertoire more than 40 years of artistic activity with multiple classics of salsa and Caribbean tropical cumbias that still persist in the taste of his many followers. Bachata, Merengue & Reggaeton by DJ. Gala party cover charge $30 per person, it will help meet Festival expenses~ ID required (18 to Dance accompany by parent, 21+ to drink. Latin family party More information >>

Thank you to our sponsors and friends

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Thank you to Henry's Electric for wiring the outdoor electric conections for the vendors and for future outdoor events on Park Place in Lee.

A special gracias to all who believed in the importance of our Festival Latino within the Berkshire Community!

William R. Basinait, Lee Chamber of Commerce, The Lee Congregational Church, Pastor Bill Neill, Lee Founders Day Committee, Lori Gazzillo-Berkshire Bank, Haddad Motor Group, Claudia Zapata, Brian Formel, Berkshire Records, Jeffrey Roosa - Lee Police Chief, Henry's Electric. Mr. Ben Naylor & Mrs. Katherine Lockridge of Classical Tents and supporters like YOU!

Festival Latino Organizers: Liliana Ortiz-Bermudez, Angela Bermudez, Bill Basinait, Ruby Maldonado, Bernardio Aguilar, Claudia M. Ocampo, Cristina Velez, Angela Spitia, Gabriela Bautista, Carolina Rodriguez, Gladis Rave

And our many other valued volunteers: Andres Bermudez, Matthew Palmer, Jared Martin, Emelin Pineda, Marcelo Melendez, Camila Gomez, Erica Wainright, Señor Bouvier, Silvia Soria, WILLINET, CTSB, DCTV, WBCR-LP 97.7FM, and ALL who danced with us at the Parade!

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2018 performance photos





Festival Latino of the Berkshires
P.O. Box 1021, Lee, MA 01238
Tel: 413-243-3961 or 413-717 1096
New Email: bermudez1388@roadrunner.com

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