Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a taste of Latin America in Sonoma County! Enjoy authentic food, music, games and activities for the entire family. Organized by LBC’s Latino Advisory Council, this free, family-friendly, campus-wide festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexico’s Independence.
Performances include Mariachi Barragan and Rocio y Su Sonora, LBC’s own student bands, Mariachi Cantares de mi Tierra and Mariachi Luna Naranja, Ballet Folklórico Ireri, and the Sonoma County Pomo Dancers. Children’s activities, including carnival games, face painting, a jumpy house, piñatas, an instrument petting zoo, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County’s Museum-on-the-Go, and the BiblioBus from Sonoma County Library.
Exhibitions to include a low rider car show with 1 Firme Car Club, cultural exhibitions by students from Roseland University Prep’s MEChA Program, and El Grito with the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco.
In partnership with Los Cien, LBC also will present the annual Community Leadership Awards. Service organizations will include, Alternative Family Services, County of Sonoma, River to Coast Children’s Services, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services, Sonoma County Family YMCA, Sonoma County Fire District, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Water Agency, and Sonoma County Victim Services.
To help ensure experiences are enjoyable for all, LBC has created policies and procedures to promote a secure, safe, and welcoming environment at all events held at the Center. Guests should anticipate security presence and safety screenings upon arrival.