10th annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta returns to downtown Siler City


SILER CITY — Folklorico dresses of red, yellow and blue wave in the streets, the smell of pupusas wafts across downtown and smiles spread across the faces of hundreds of residents.

The unique combination of joy and culture is part of what makes the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta so special. The cultural festival returns to downtown Siler City for its 10th edition from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Fiesta will cover four street blocks in downtown beginning at 200 N. Chatham Ave., across from The Chatham Rabbit.

Fiesta is hosted by the Hispanic Liaison. Last week, the organization announced it was moving its office from downtown to 404 N. Holly Ave., which will officially open Tuesday, June 20. Despite the move, Executive Director Ilana Dubester said it was important to host Fiesta in a central location that was visible and accessible to residents.

Activities at this year’s Fiesta include:

Live Latin music
Taco trucks and other Latinx food
Folkloric dance groups
Booths from businesses, agencies and arts and craft vendors
Games for all ages
Parade of quinceañeras & traditional Latin-American outfits
Art exhibits
Raffle and more

The event is expected to draw more than 5,000 people to Siler City. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and registration for the event is open until July 21.