Latin American Festival

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Bring together the family to celebrate Latin American food, drink, art and culture while contributing to a worthy cause

Sydney’s Latin American community will again bring their national flair to the Bondi Pavilion this Sunday, celebrating the 39th anniversary of the Latin American Festival.

While revellers are encouraged to enjoy the free dance lessons, live bands, art, crafts, markets and traditional cuisine, the festival is putting Pina Coladas high on the agenda. These coconut concoctions, in both alcoholic and kid-friendly form, will be sold to aid the drink’s country-of-origin, Puerto Rico, which is still feeling the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

Attendees will be able to pair their cocktails with a range of Latin-influenced dishes served up by Sydney street food vendors. Pablo’s Kitchen will offer the essential tacos and nachos, Brazilian Flame will provide the barbecued meats, and paella, empanadas and corn cakes will all make an appearance.

In Carnival style, the 2018 festival will feature its first parade to kick off the celebrations at midday.

By: Olivia Gee

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