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Celebrate Hispanic Culture At The Westwood Chile Fest This Saturday In Denver

Jessica Ramos Jessica Ramos

Celebrate Hispanic Culture At The Westwood Chile Fest This Saturday In Denver

There’s even a Selena Tribute Band!

All month long, get ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with local fests that bring together culture, food, and community all around Denver. This Saturday on the 11th, you can celebrate Chilean culture at the Westwood Chile Fest that’s been going on for the past 11 years.

If you haven’t been, the Westwood Chile Fest is a one-day festival that takes place in the Westwood neighborhood. Experience all the liveliness of Hispanic cultures at this free event that takes place along the Morrison Road Corridor, where creators, vendors, and artisans will be selling wares from their culture and art that celebrates the local community. The festival takes over the whole block, so the roads will be closed off for the day.

The festival was postponed last year due to COVID, so this year, it’s coming back in full swing with the perfectly suited theme of ‘community and culture.’ One of the biggest celebration’s of culture at the Westwood Chile Fest is, of course, with the food. Enjoy their annual Chile Roasting Booth for some fresh roasted Anaheim chiles, and some of the city’s best food trucks. You can also jam out to live mariachi music, DJs, and indie performances throughout a schedule jam-packed with music.

Check out the Chile eating contest (round 1) at 1pm and then listen to the mariachi trio Talisman with Baile Folklorico at 2:30. It’ll all come to a head at 6:30 with Venus Cruz, a Selena Cover Band.

We’ll see you there!

Where: 4407 Morrison Road.

 

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