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Nonprofit producing Hispanic Festival downtown
The Hispanic Festival is taking place this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids.
Hosted by the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, the festival will be from 5-11:30 p.m. on Friday, noon to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Calder Plaza.
The event is free and open to the public.
It will feature stage entertainment, artisan vendors, Latin American food vendors, kids activities and more.
For the first time, the festival will feature a full mariachi band on Sunday.
Organizers are expecting 20,000 attendees.
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Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
Founded in 1978, the goal of the Hispanic Center is to provide unmet social services to the Hispanic community in West Michigan.
The center is located in Grand Rapids' Roosevelt Park neighborhood, which the organization said is home to the highest concentration of Latinos in Grand Rapids.
It serves more than 12,500 people annually.