Peachtree City Hispanic Heritage Festival
Peachtree City will host its first Hispanic Heritage Festival on October 10, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be held at Drake Field-155 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City, GA. It will be a free community event. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is the main sponsor of the event. The festival will include dance performances of different genres of Hispanic origin such as flamenco, folklorico ballet and salsa. Local vendors will sell folk art, jewelry, and food. A live mariachi band and a DJ will provide music. A live performance by a Mexican charro will educate the audience on the history of cowboys. Food Trucks offering Hispanic cuisine will participate. There will be a children’s area with crafts, face painting and entertainment for children. Additional parking will be available at the First Presbyterian Church. Maricela Laverde and Mariana Campos are the organizers of the event. Previously, they had hosted a private picnic for the Hispanic Heritage Festival at Lake McIntosh Park in 2016. The event grew over the years and they felt there was a demand to make it public.
Maricela Laverde, local estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, says, “It’s a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month locally. This event allows the whole city to enjoy great food and music. This is a great opportunity for local small businesses to showcase their services and products. I am very grateful to all of our sponsors who volunteered to provide this gift to the community. “
Hispanic Heritage Month was adopted by Ronald Reagan in 1989. It runs from September 15 to October 15. During this time, the United States recognizes the contributions of Hispanic citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Festivals across the country showcase Hispanic culture, food, art and music.
Sponsors include Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Tire Depot of Newnan, TS Landscaping, Al Marquez -Primary Residential Mortgage, Optimum Pediatric Services, YourCare Insurance, Diego Concrete, JOB General Renovations LLC. The event is completely free to the community, including entertainment, crafts, and face painting. The public can buy food and alcohol at the event.