Cincinnati festival to relive the best of 10 years of authentic Latino music, food and fun

CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 24, 2013) – Cincy-Cinco returns to Fountain Square on May 4 & 5. Cincy-Cinco, the tri-state region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions.

“This is our 10th anniversary“ said Neil Comber, co-chair of Cincy-Cinco, adding “ we are proud to have been able to share the finest of Latino culture and traditions with all the Cincinnati community for this many years”.

To mark the special occasion of the 10th anniversary, organizers are putting together the best event ever with a fun filled weekend to delight all ages. This includes:

  • The best of traditional dancing from over the years, including groups from Mexico, Peru and the Caribbean.

  • Remembering the Longest Taco with a replica assembled in a special “Taco Duct”.

  • More fun and games for children than ever before including reliving the Guinness World Record for Biggest Piñata with replicas on both days.

  • A special visit from the very popular Dora the Explorer on Saturday and Sunday afternoon

  • Great Latin music all weekend long, with special appearances by Cincinnati’s own all female salsa band (Orquesta Kandela) and the best from Columbus (Orquesta Bravo) and Louisville (Cosa Seria).

  • A colorful and energetic Conga Parade for all attendees on Saturday afternoon led by Channel 5’s Alison Montoya and a host of mascots and characters.

  • And last, but certainly not least six restaurants will offer authentic food from Mexico, Central and South America.

Co-chair Alfonso Cornejo commented: “We are proud to be able to put on a top quality event for the whole family that allows us to showcase a lot of the best of our traditions. In no small measure this is a result of great support from our sponsors, other organizations, and especially our volunteers”.

There will be much to do at Cincy-Cinco. Many of the corporate sponsors, like P&G, PNC Bank and Kroger, will be there to showcase their products and services in fun interactive ways.

The event runs noon to 11pm on Saturday and noon to 7pm on Sunday. Over the last few years attendance has been between 10,000 and15,000. All proceeds benefit tristate philanthropies in the health and education areas for their programs that support the Latino community.

For more information, please visit www.cincy-cinco.com.

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