1300 Langston Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
Metro Accessible on the Orange Line / Arlington/Rosslyn Station
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Get ready for the exciting ¡Viva Cultura! Festival, which kicks off Saturday, August 13, at 10 AM for a weekend packed with fun and excitement at Gateway Park! The event invites everyone from Arlington and neighboring communities to come and add to a very special and memorable cultural experience. Celebrate Latino music, food, family entertainment, and an artisans' market.
Best of All ---- ¡Viva Cultura! Festival is FREE, Family-Friendly, and an Enjoyable Outdoor Event.
Gateway Park is Metro accessible. Take the Orange line to Arlington / Rosslyn station or walk across the Key Bridge.
¡Viva Cultura! is presented by CAF, Centro de Apoyo Familiar, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform communities through economic and educational empowerment in collaboration with community and faith-based organizations.
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
With a driving percussive beat, notorious piano melodies, deep influences from Spanish, African, and Indigenous cultures, and origins from Cuba and Puerto Rico, Salsa music and dance have been inspiring music lovers since the 1900s. Today, the genre abounds with so many unique styles and sounds. Local bands will entertain in their particular style while free dance classes set the tone for the celebration.
Start the day by visiting the “Small World” market. Intricate weaves, fine silver, stylish fashions from Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, and El Salvador demonstrate the richness of each culture. Each artisan can share stories of the origin and significance of each piece of art. Artisans will hold raffles throughout the day and though registration is not required, we strongly encourage you to register HERE to participate in the raffles.
¡Viva Cultura! Festival is designed to welcome children of all ages. Kids can head down the “Porkchop Speedway” or play any of the many hand toss games, and win a number of different prizes. Talented and fun face painters will delight even the most demanding little visitor. And don’t forget a balloon hat and a stunning caricature of you or your yappy friend. Free, family-friendly and unforgettable.
What is birria? Come and taste authentic Latino flavors from Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, that are sure to delight the palate. For those longing for a healthy alternative, the HealthPub is sure to satisfy. Lastly, cool off at the pop-bar. Pops made from natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors. Vegan and dairy-free options.
We love our community, so feel free to visit and meet your neighbors.
1300 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209, United States