W e are proud to announce the sixteenth edition of Carnaval Latino 2015 will be held on October 9-11, 2015. A celebration of the extraordinary Latin Music and our city`s Hispanic heritage and culture. Carnaval Latino`s XVI will be held in the Downtown and French Quarter areas, the historic and vibrant heart of the City of New Orleans.
We are proud to celebrate the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month in the most Hispanic neighborhood of our country, rebuilt from the ashes of two great fires by the Spanish Governors of Louisiana in the late 1788. Festival goers will enjoy some of the best in Latin music, art, food and drink, surrounded by the architectural beauty of the most exciting neighborhood of the most memorable city in this country!
Launching the festivities will be the Desfile of the Americas Parade. We invite you to be a part of this amazing experience. Carnaval is also adding a series of week-day events, such as leadership conferences, empowerment seminars and business development components, to the great entertainment offered. We are also planning to incorporate other Hispanic artistry such as painting, sculpture, performance and culinary arts.
A portion of the proceeds is dedicated to the Hispanic-America Musician’s and Artist’s Cultural Association, Inc. ("HAMACA"), a 501 (c) 3 entity dedicated to fostering the arts and those who give it life.