2015 Que Pasa Festival Of Virginia

Que Pasa Festival Of Virginia – The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) organizes the annual festival with the generous support from their sponsors to celebrate and showcase Virginia’s diverse Latino community and businesses. The festival highlights the food, music, and art of Virginia’s Latin American communities. Every year Richmond’s Canal Walk undergoes a transformation to resemble the famous Floating Gardens of Xochimilco (in Mexico City) for the annual ¿Qué Pasa? Festival to celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” and the Latin American community of greater Richmond. We will offer free boat rides in the “floating gardens,” live Latin music and performances along the Canal Walk while visitors enjoy scrumptious Latin-flavored food , beverages and shop for arts and crafts.

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage, at the annual Que Pasa Festival of Virginia, from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Richmond Virginia’s historic Canal Walk in Shockoe Bottom. The festival brings together the rhythms, culture, and cuisines of Latin America and Spain. Attendees will enjoy the colorful works of art from local artisans and enjoy the view of the beautifully decorated canal boats adorned in the style of Xochimilco, Mexico City’s Floating Gardens.

This year the Que Pasa Festival will feature 5 local craft breweries: Legend Brewing, Center of the Universe, Devil’s Backbone, Hardywood Park, and Strangeways Brewing Companies. The craft beer industry has grown exponentially in the past five years, along with Virginia’s Latino population. The VAHCC’s goal is to serve as the bridge between Virginia’s mainstream and Hispanic communities.

The 2015 Que Pasa Festival will demonstrate the diverse talents found across the state and within their membership including: the passionate and elegant modern dance by Latin Ballet, as well as the exciting blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms by Ban Caribe, and many others. Also, this year’s Master of Ceremony will be Lite 98 personality Chris Parker from the new “Chris – Kris in the Morning” show. As in years passed, Richmond can indulge in the authentic flavors food vendors have to offer found throughout Virginia. Vendors will share flavors from their Latin American and Spanish origins, such as VAHCC members Casa del Barco, Pollo Campero, La Palmera and many more!

Address of the Que Pasa Festival

Canal Walk
Richmond, Virginia, 23219
United States

2015 Que Pasa Festival dates:

May 2, 2015
Sum up the Que Pasa festival events in 5 words or less

Showcase Hispanic culture in Virginia

Festival Genres:

Music festival, Arts festival, Food festivals, Culture festivals, Parades, Holidays

que pasa festival in richmond 2014
Que Pasa festival in richmond 2014

Top 8 events at the Que Pasa Festival

  1. Food,
  2. live music,
  3. live dancing,
  4. artisans,
  5. vendors
  6. Craft Beer
  7. Resources
  8. Family Activities

Your top 5 best words to describe your festival or event?: Authentic, Flavorful, Colorful, Exciting, FUN!

Showcase Hispanic culture in Virginia

Address of festival:
Virginia Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23235
United States

que pasa festival 2015 richmond may
¿Qué Pasa? Festival in Richmond Virginia

Expected Attendance: 6,000

2014 dates: May 3, 2014

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes – some spots open but vendors are prohibited from sales using the festival name

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2014 ¿Qué Pasa? Festival Info

Submitted April 28, 2014 – 05:28PM

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage, at the annual ¿Qué Pasa? Festival of Virginia on Saturday, May 3rd, from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Richmond’s historic Canal Walk in Shockoe Bottom. The festival brings together the rhythms, culture, and cuisines of Latin America and Spain. Attendees will enjoy the colorful works of art from local artisans and enjoy the view of the beautifully decorated canal boats adorned in the style of Xochimilco, Mexico City’s Floating Gardens.

This year the ¿Qué Pasa? Festival will feature 5 local craft breweries: Legend Brewing, Center of the Universe, Devil’s Backbone, Hardywood Park, and Strangeways Brewing Companies. The craft beer industry has grown exponentially in the past five years, along with Virginia’s Latino population. The VAHCC’s goal is to serve as the bridge between Virginia’s mainstream and Hispanic communities.

The ¿Qué Pasa? Festival will demonstrate the diverse talents found across the state and within their membership including: the passionate and elegant modern dance by Latin Ballet, as well as the exciting blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms by Ban Caribe, and many others. Also, this year’s Master of Ceremony will be Lite 98 personality Chris Parker from the new “Chris & Kris in the Morning” show. As in years passed, Richmond can indulge in the authentic flavors food vendors have to offer found throughout Virginia. Vendors will share flavors from their Latin American and Spanish origins, such as VAHCC members Casa del Barco, Pollo Campero, La Palmera and many more.

For more information on the Che Pasa Fiesta, contact either karla@vahcc.com or info@vahcc.com

 

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