The 13th annual HoLa Festival includes a wide array of Hispanic experiences, from the traditional to the modern. Salsa, plena, tango, cumbia, rock, Andean melodies, corridos and rancheras all find expression in this festival through musical instruments and through dance. Delicious food from Mexico, Central and South America, crafts by Latino artisans, and the vibrant, colorful costumes in the Parade of Nations contribute to the enjoyment Puerto Rican band “Batukéalo” and “Local 34″ from Miami are headliners.
For the children: clowns, interactive activities, , face-painting, llamas, and Dora the Explorer.
This free-admission event has something for all ages and lasts from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. www.holafestival.org
Downtown Knoxville at Gay St. and Depot Avenue