Westfield Welcome will conduct the fifth annual Amigos de Westfield from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover Rd. The event provides attendees with a feel for authentic Latin culture with food, music and dancing.
“Several years ago, we were approached by an English as a Second Language class to consider hosting an event like Amigos de Westfield,” said Alexa Lingg, community events coordinator. “It made, and still makes, total sense. Given the growing diversity of our community, it is important that we not only understand our different cultures but celebrate them.”
Local musicians and dancers will provide entertainment.
“All of our entertainment performances are a huge hit each year at Amigos de Westfield,” Lingg said. “This year, we are kicking it off with Mariachi Sol Jalisciense. They are a popular Mariachi band out of the Indianapolis area. Grupo Folclorico Macehuani, a new folklore dance group to perform at Amigos de Westfield, will follow and they will feature traditional dances from different regions in Mexico.
“Our final act is the Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos, which have been part of Amigos de Westfield since the beginning. They are also a folklore dance group that performs traditional dances from the regions of Mexico.”
Traditional Latin food will be available for purchase, along with service booths and retail stands.
“We will have a variety of food, drink, service and community vendors,” Lingg said. “Some of the food that will be available includes Peruvian, Venezuelan and Mexican dishes. There will also be non-alcoholic tropical smoothies, shaved ice and coffee beverages.”
A kids’ zone will feature inflatables, a craft station and pinatas.
Admission is free.
- 4 p.m. Mariachi Sol Jalisciense
- 5:15 p.m. Grupo Folclorico Macehuani
- 6:10 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos