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AUGUST 19, 20, 21

 

Food Vendors


Would you like to participate in the 2022 Expo Latino Festival? Complete the application below and we will be in touch!

– Food Vendor Booth $1,600
– Food Trucks $2,000
– Food vendor Booth @ Beer Garden $2,500

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Vendor Booths


Booths to promote a business or service.

– Non-For-Profit $350
– Artisan $435
– Dance Studio $435
– Small Business $750
– Corporate $1,300

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We love Volunteers


We are grateful to our volunteers!

Every year they work behind the scenes to ensure the success of the festival.

Let’s make this year the best festival yet!

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Main Headliner: Oscar D' Leon

VENEZUELA | AUGUST 20TH

Son Singer of the World | 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR | 1 Grammy, 3 Latin Grammy, 1 Latin Grammy to the “Musical Excellence”

Oscar D’ Leon is a singer-songwriter and bass player, also known as ‘The King of Salsa”, back in Calgary to celebrate his 50 years of career! Expo Latino awarded Oscar D’ Leon with the WHITE HAT RECOGNITION in 2019.

Alex Cuba: Headliner

CUBA | AUGUST 19TH

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist
Alex Cuba is an American and Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape.

Étienne Drapeau: Show Latino

CANADA/CUBA | AUGUST 19TH

Who is that French-Canadian singing in Spanish?

Étienne Drapeau is a Canadian former ice hockey player. After retiring, he became a musician, writing and composing his own music, and writing songs for other artists. Come and enjoy a 90-min show of Latin-pop songs.

Karen & Ricardo

CHILE | AUGUST 20TH & 21ST

9-Time World Champions in Salsa Cabaret Style
Karen & Ricardo are the best-known Latino dancers in the world! At only 26 and 27 years old, they are the couple with the most world and national titles. They combine elements of acrobatic dances with classic salsa. They will deliver a Master Class for beginners-intermediate learners on Saturday, August 20th in the morning at Hyatt Hotel. TICKETS: https://expolatino.ticketbud.com/expolatino2022

RENESITO AVICH

CUBA | SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST

One-Man Cuban Band. Renesito is one of the most important Cuban Tres Guitar player of this generation.
This young Tropic-Cuban music producer, has a Classical Guitar degree, which makes his style a mixture in between European and Caribbean music. His musical productions are ringing bells for those who like the new sounds of the classic Cuban Music.

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about us

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 
 

Mariela Parra, President of the Hispanic Arts Society

This is a real joy, an honour, and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the Hispanic Arts Society. An organization that for 35 years has impacted Canada’s – and the world’s – Hispanic artists.

I am very excited to be part of an exceptional team at the Society that includes our dedicated board, executive team, staff, and volunteers.

Since the Society’s inception in 1987, the executive board has worked towards the presentation of major productions such as the Hispanic festival “EXPO LATINO”, Calgary’s Hottest Outdoor Festival, and Western Canada’s Largest Latin Festival.

Due to the pandemic, we decided to cancel the last two years’ festival and explore the live stream option which was a success.

This year marks the 26th year of the Festival. In 2022 and in our 26th edition we are returning to the Prince’s Island Park to showcase our amazing Hispanic American culture.

Expo Latino is a family-friendly outdoor event, offering activities for all ages! Kids activities feature a lineup of arts and crafts and dance workshops, storytelling, and more.

This event is possible thanks to our sponsors and collaborators: the City of Calgary, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Government of Alberta. We are grateful to have such support. 

I hope you will come and enjoy the 26th Expo Latino Festival celebration!  

Mariela Parra
President & Artistic Director 

 

 

THE HISPANIC ARTS SOCIETY

 

The Society is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We incorporated on June 26, 1987 as a non profit society and since then we have and continue to stage with tremendous success. Our primary Mandate and Objectives are:

  • To promote cultural exchanges among different Artists who perform Hispanic Music, Dance, Performing, and Visual Arts.
  • To advance and promote the Hispanic community for the public benefit.
  • To bring the public’s attention to the unique characteristics of the Hispanic Arts Community,
  • To enhance Arts Community and to increase Canada’s access to artistic experiences.

 

VALUES

Our basic foundation values, the values upon which all we do is based:

  • Respect for people
  • Respect for culture
  • Integrity
  • Appreciation for diversity

 

 

EXPO LATINO

WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST OUTDOOR LATIN FESTIVAL

CELEBRATING IT’S 26TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2022.

The annual Expo Latino Festival in Calgary celebrates the diverse culture and heritage of the city’s diverse Latino population. The three-day event features folkloric and contemporary dance and musical performances, authentic mouth-watering cuisine from Ibero-american countries, traditional arts and crafts and hands-on children’s activities and inflatables.

Contact Us

Hispanic Arts Society

102 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A1 | Tel: (403) 271-2744

Mailing Address

240-70 Shawville Bvd. SE, Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z3