New music, dance contest will debut at Latino Fest in Madras
Join the Latino Community Association for lively Latin music, swirling dancers, food and cultural booths, a community resource fair, and activities for kids at the 2021 Latino Fest in Madras. The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, will include COVID-19 vaccinations and free masks and food boxes.
The community is invited to attend the free, family-oriented annual Latino American heritage celebration at Sahalee Park, Southeast Seventh and C streets in Madras.
On stage, the band Super de Durango y El Rorro from Forest Grove will serenade the audience with its regional Mexican music. A new ballet folkloric group, Grupo de Danza México Lindo, will debut at the festival. New this year, locals can show off their moves during a Latin dance competition. Call Hilda León at 541 350-9280 to register in advance.
Jefferson County Public Health plans to host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic, offering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Public Health will also offer COVID-19 testing services. Appointments are not needed.
Everyone who attends will need to wear a face mask, per Gov. Kate Brown's order for crowded outdoor events.
Latino Community Association thanks Latino Fest sponsors at the $2,500 level: Jefferson County, the City of Madras and Bend Broadband.
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