People en Español will bring its Festival event—celebrating Latino culture and entertainment—to San Antonio on September 1 – 2.
A weekend celebration of the hottest in Latino culture featuring concerts, celebrity appearances, family activities, workshops and more, People en Español’s Festival is an annual event that will relocate from New York City to San Antonio for the first time. Festival San Antonio will now become a destination weekend for all things celebrating Latino heritage and culture.
San Antonio’s Alamodome will host Festival’s evening concerts festivities from 8 p.m. – Midnight, on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will be the host site for the free to the public day-time activities, including celebrity appearances and panel discussions. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on September 1 and 2, visitors to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center can expect to catch Q&A sessions with celebrities, hear tips from leading industry experts on topics ranging from fashion to wellness, receive samples from event sponsors, and enter-to-win contests. Guest appearances will include motivational speaker and People en Español columnist, Maria Marin, and People en Español Fashion and Beauty Director, Kika Rocha.
The complete Festival weekend is expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the city of San Antonio and its famed downtown River Walk area.
“People en Español is proud to partner with the City of San Antonio,” said Monique Manso, Publisher. “We have grown Festival from a one-day event in New York City to two full days of events and activities for the whole family. We believe that San Antonio is the perfect city to celebrate Latino heritage with its diverse culture and wonderful community.”
“People en Español’s Festival is an ideal opportunity to showcase San Antonio’s rich culture and vibrant community to a national and international audience,” said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. “Not only will the event have a positive impact on our economy, but it also provides an opportunity to further promote San Antonio as a destination for culture and major events.”
“In its first year, People en Español’s Festival will attract an estimated 70,000 attendees, not only impacting our local economy, but also investing in San Antonio through community outreach,” said San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Casandra Matej. “This even contributes to our goal of reinvesting in San Antonio and driving visitors to our wonderful city and through its rich cultural, educational and entertainment programming.”
For more information on People en Español’s Festival, visit www.peopleenespanol.com/festival