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Festival 2018

10th Annual Corazón Latino Festival

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Founders Park

225 S. Commerce Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Come celebrate the vibrant Latino culture in an evening jam-packed with fun family activities, delicious food, free dancing lessons, and live entertainment. For this year's festival, we will have a true carnival presentation by Chicago Samba and Johnson City's native Florencia Rusiñol as main musical attractions.

This year's festival will included:

Corazón Sano – Awareness and prevention of health issues, such as blood pressure and glucose screening, healthy living, and self-care management

Arte – Art exhibit, 'Anxiety and Belonging' by several Latinx artists from Tennessee and Ecuadorian artist Andres Arizaga Cordero at ETSU’S Tipton Art Gallery.

ChicoZone – Area for children to enjoy face painting, piñatas, and art coloring

Entertainment – Zumba, “Running of the Bulls” with the Little City Roller Girls, Chicago Samba, Florencia Rusiñol, Dance Lessons with Bj Goliday, and music by DJ Torrado.

Pasaporte A Las Américas – A trip across Latin American countries without leaving Johnson City! Cultural Ambassadors will guide visitors through the beauty and traditions of each country 

Food – A variety of food trucks will represent the Latino and Appalachian cultures.


 Past Events

9th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL April 2018

Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture

April 6th |4:00-10:30 p.m. | Downtown Johnson City

8th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL April 2017
Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
April 7th |5:00-10:00 p.m. | Downtown Johnson City  


7th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL
April 2016
Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
April 1st |5:00-10:00 p.m. | Downtown Johnson City  
Organized by Inés Galiano, ETSU graduate student

6th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL May 2015
Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
May 1st |5:00-10:00 p.m. | Downtown Johnson City
Organized by Inés Galiano, ETSU graduate student

5th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL May 2014
Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
May 3rd |Noon -10:00 p.m. | Downtown Jonesborough

4th Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL May 2013
Celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
May 3rd |6:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. | Downtown Johnson City

3rd Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL May 2012
A celebration of Hispanic arts and culture
April 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | ETSU Campus
May 4, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Downtown Johnson City


2nd Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL 
October 2011 
Christina Romero, a junior at ETSU, student worker at the LCRC, and co-founder of Hispanic American Student Community Alliance (HASCA), took over the reins of this multicultural festival in the summer of 2011. The event was a great success due to the cooperation and support of people of diverse backgrounds and companies, which is the goal of the festival. With the help of Calan Charlton, Americorps VISTA worker, they were able to bring the event to the people in October and secure a date for what will be the biggest Corazon Latino yet in May 2012.

1st Annual CORAZON LATINO FESTIVAL October 2010 
Jackie Turnquist, a senior at ETSU and LCRC student worker, along with Matt Wampler, an Americorps VISTA worker, and many of the LCRC staff organized this festival celebrating Hispanic arts and culture. This event was a success; it brought out many local families and ETSU students to downtown Johnson City for a night of food, movies, and dancing. 

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