Chattanooga State’s Latin Festival Announces Event Updates

  • Monday, September 26, 2022

Chattanooga State’s upcoming Latin Festival on Oct. 1, a free event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Chattanooga State’s main campus, 4501 Amnicola Hwy.  

Chattanooga State’s Latin Festival serves to honor and recognize the American Latino community during Hispanic Heritage Month. Performances include Xochipilli Dalton, Guatemalan and Cuban dancers, Latin Zumba, Brazilian Capoeira and a Taekwondo demonstration with Master Silva and Yong-In Chattanooga. 

Children attending the event can enjoy a bounce house, soccer darts, book readings in both English and Spanish, and additional activities. 

Free haircuts will be available, courtesy of currently enrolled students in the Barbering and Aesthetics programs through the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. 

CHI memorial will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks. 

Attendees will enjoy free Latin food from the following vendors: Los Tainos (Puerto Rican/Dominican), Foodlamo (Northern region of South America), Miss G’s (Mexican), Hands2Hearts Catering (Guatemalan desserts), and LaPlazita (Mexican desserts and fruit). 

More than 600 Latino students are enrolled at Chattanooga State. “We look forward to showcasing the richness of local Latino culture to our ever-growing community and empowering every family with the resources they need to succeed in their education,” stated Silang Sam, event coordinator. 

Additional performers, food vendors and activities are still being confirmed. For more information contact Mr. Sam, Organizational Culture and Engagement at 423-697-3220 or silang.sam@chattanoogastate.edu.

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