Felipe's Taqueria Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With Inaugural ‘Fiesta Fest,’ ‘Uptown Fiesta’ To Benefit Son Of A Saint
NEW ORLEANS – Felipe's Mexican Taqueria is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a weekend-long celebration at two of its New Orleans locations.
On Friday, Sept. 15, Fiesta Fest takes over the courtyard at Mid-City Market, 411 N. Carrollton Ave. The family-friendly event coincides with Mexico and Central America's Independence Day and will include live music, food, dancing, and, of course, the best rocks and frozen fresh-squeezed margaritas around, reps said. The musical highlight of this celebration is the singer-songwriter José Fermín Ceballos with his Salsa Orchestra performing all original Salsa compositions and accompanied by his Latin band Merengue4-FOUR, the said. The live performance begins at 7:00 p.m.
The celebration continues Saturday, Sept. 16, with Uptown Fiesta at Felipe's Uptown location, 6215 S. Miro St. Festivities include live music from Papo y Son Manao, salsa dancing, food and fun.
"Our team members want to celebrate this important holiday with the community, and what a better way to do it than with a two-day fiesta," said Lon Nichols, Felipe's HR director. "We're excited to start a new Felipe's tradition honoring Mexican and Central American independence."
A portion of the proceeds from the two-day Fiesta will be donated to Son of a Saint. The nonprofit mentorship program works to enhance the lives of fatherless boys in the Greater New Orleans region. Son of a Saint is currently looking to increase the number of Hispanic applicants for the program.