Annual Colombian American Parade and Festival

 

Based on 2000 US Census figures, 90 thousand Rhode Islanders (8.7 percent of the state’s population) claim Hispanic ancestry. The Blackstone River Valley cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have the second highest concentration of Hispanics living in the state.

 

Starting at 12 noon, participate in the Annual Colombian American Parade and Festival on the grounds of the Slater Mill Historic Site and along Roosevelt Avenue, Downtown Pawtucket, RI.

 

This FREE public event has a colorful parade of marchers and ethnic entertainment, food and vendors.

 

The festival coincides with the annual international celebration of Colombian Independence Day, which occurs on July 20. Colombia is the 26th largest nation in the world and the fourth-largest country in South America.

 

For more details on the celebration call the Slater Mill Historic Site at 401-725-8638 or go to the web at www.slatermill.org

 

 

Sunday . 22 July, 2007 . 12-6PM
colombian festival 2006Colombian-American Heritage                  Independence Festival
 
 
Slater Mill
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
 
 
Stater Mill will proudly host this annual festival which follows the parade beginning in Central Falls.  Entirely produced and presented by the Colombian-American Cultural Society, this event draws over 4,000 people to our site and is a great family event.
 
Celebrate the area's Colombian-American citizens and culture by listening to music from local musicians, sampling the various foods being sold and browsing through the many tents set up by vendors in the park at Slater Mill.

 

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