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Carnaval Latino At Mardi Gras World In New Orleans

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Carnaval Latino 2011 in New Orleans (Photo Credit: neworleanslocal.com)

Celebrating the powerful, multi-faceted influence of Hispanic heritage and culture, New OrleansCarnaval Latino will take place from September 13-15, 2013. Held at Mardi Gras World‘s East Bank location, the celebration will feature music, food, and art, as well as inspirational speakers and seminars. Dedicated to not only showcasing, but supporting the contributions of Hispanic culture, a portion of the event’s proceeds will go to support the Hispanic-American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association.

To start the festivities, the Krewe of Quetzal will hold its Parade of the Americas at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 13. Traveling from Elysian Fields Avenue to Convention Center Boulevard, the procession will feature floats that celebrate the unique cultures represented by the Hispanic community, through live music and custom throws.

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Music at Carnaval Latino (Photo Credit: gonola.com)

Over the weekend, September 14 and 15, attendees will enjoy numerous musical performances on both the indoor and outdoor stages of Mardi Gras World. Headliners will include acts from Puerto Rico, Honduras Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

The Hispanic-American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association (HAMACA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to “fostering the arts and those who give it life.” Carnaval Latino is the group’s primary annual fundraiser, which allows for year-round support of both individual efforts and larger community education.

With a range of activities set across an expansive venue space, Carnaval Latino will offer something special for every member of the family.

Parade of the Americas: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Carnaval Latino: Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph. 504-361-7821

General Admission: $20 At Door
VIP Pass: $50 at Door
Free admission for Children Under 12 with Adult.

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