Second annual Cape Fear Latinos Festival Parade postponed, set for Sept. 30

Second annual Cape Fear Latinos Festival Parade postponed, set for Sept. 30
Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 12:24 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 1:24 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington are partnering with Cape Fear Latinos to hold the second annual Cape Fear Latinos Festival Parade later this month.

The event will be held at Live Oak Pavilion in Downtown Wilmington on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, but was postponed due to “the threat of inclement weather,” according to a release from New Hanover County.

“Last year, the Arboretum and Cooperative Extension graciously played host to the inaugural Cape Fear Latino Festival, and we were delighted to see so many in our community come out for this cultural celebration,” said Vannia Raya, Co-President of Cape Fear Latinos. “It became very apparent that a larger space to accommodate more people would be necessary and we’re so grateful for the collaboration to make it possible for Live Oak Pavilion to play host this year.”

Admission to the festival is free, and the event kicks off with a parade at 1:30 p.m. Following the parade, the festival will run until 8 p.m. at Live Oak Pavilion.

“We are so excited to continue this partnership and see the Cape Fear Latino Festival grow so quickly,” said New Hanover County Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Linda Thompson. “Our office looks to foster engaging ways to learn and understand other cultures, and this festival is an opportunity to spotlight cultural awareness for our residents. This event was such a success last fall and we’re looking forward to seeing its impact again this year.”

More information on the festival can be found here.