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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Springtime Hispanic Events in Atlanta, Georgia

No matter the season, there’s always a celebration in Atlanta. The moderate climate enables festivals and events to be held year-round in the city .... among them two major Hispanic events in the Spring.
The 2nd annual Salsa Festival Atlanta, on Sunday April 1 at Atlantic Station, is a daylong spring festival celebrating all-things Caribbean, in particular .... salsa music. 
Live salsa music by popular artists, dance exhibitions and competitions for all to participate in will take place throughout the day. Salsa Fest also features sponsor displays with free product samples, authentic Latin and international foods and Atlanta’s best salseros.
The 6th annual Fiesta Atlanta is on Sunday May 6 at Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of Atlanta. Fiesta Atlanta is Atlanta’s premier Hispanic outdoor festival and the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the southeast. 
Fiesta Atlanta features a daylong celebration of Latino culture and heritage, featuring continuous live musical performances on two stages by international, national and local recording artists. Mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, a 5K race, youth soccer clinics and sponsor displays with free product samples, arts and crafts and authentic international foods make Fiesta Atlanta a true multicultural celebration.
Other Spring events in Atlanta include (from March 23 to April 1) the Atlanta Film Festival which presents independent films from many countries along with guest appearances by filmmakers, panelists, artists and industry professionals from around the world. 

From April 20 to 22, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival showcases springtime in Atlanta featuring local artists, crafters and musicians. Held each year in Piedmont Park, this the longest running festival in the city and one of the country’s oldest fine arts festivals. 
For more information about top events in Georgia take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Georgia