Largest Hispanic festival in St. Louis celebrates latino culture

Women watch the traditional Lady of Guadalupe dancers perform at the Hispanic Festival on Sept. 22.
Photo by Kayla Drake

KAYLA DRAKE | Multimedia Producer

Hispanic Festival Inc., a company made up solely from volunteers organized the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in Soulard Park from Sept. 21-23, 2018.

The festival featured over 70 booths, some traveling as far as from Mexico to sell their goods and food. Traditional dancing, a car show and concerts sung in Spanish filled the weekend and attracted thousands of people from the community. 

LUTV Reporter Kayla Drake went to the festival to find out why this event is important in the local Latino community.

Hispanic Festival Inc. also hosts Dia de los Muertos and other latino festivals in St. Louis. 

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Kayla is our multimedia producer, so basically all things video and podcasts. She prefers to cover human interest stories because she believes we learn best by hearing personal testimonies of grief, passion, tribulation and activism. When Kayla is not editing or writing, most likely she is either hiking or eating. And by eating she doesn’t mean fast food, college grub, but the St. Louis restaurant scene (which is to die for). She is a proud St. Louisan and is passionate about being a part in the city's redemption. Look for the girl with the stickered out water bottle on campus and say hi.