ºººCarnaval Latinoººº ¡Viva Nueva Orleans!

A Celebration of the Americas




Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association (HAMACA) proudly presents their 18th annual festival, Carnaval Latino 2017, will be held on September 30, 2017.


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The celebration of Latin music, food, art and culture. Musical artists from several Latin American countries reflect the rich cultural diversity of Carnaval Latino and offer attendees a musical tour without ever leaving the city. Several popular local bands also perform during the fest. This year, the entire Latino celebration will be presented at the GENERATIONS HALL in the Warehouse District, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of the most memorable city in this country! Spain reconquers the French Quarter!


The first week of September saw Hurricane Irma wreak havoc and destruction throughout the Caribbean and Florida. Particularly affected were the Caribbean islands which suffered catastrophic damage. These are areas which can least afford a recovery.

H.A.M.A.C.A. has made the Post Parade Concert at Generation Hall admission free, asking attendees to make donations to its Hurricane Irma Carnaval relief funds. Donation Stations (Cash Only) will be set up at Generation Hall entrances and handled by the Tulane University Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute Learn more….


The Krewe of Quetzal ‘s fifth annualDesfile de las Américas, provides a unique opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and help launch this year’s Carnaval Latino. The Hispanic community and its neighbors have added an international flavor to the New Orleans tradition of float parades. Last year, 20 floats and as many folkloric groups and bands provided music, costumes and throws celebrating the riders and marchers national roots. You can’t miss this opportunity to view the colorful pageantry and celebrate Louisiana’s Hispanic Heritage. Be “en ese número”.


Photo courtesy of Generations Hall New Orleans

The Parade will commence on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The floats and marching groups will form on Elysian Fields Avenue by Washington Square Park and roll through the French Quarter down Decatur Street. At Canal Street and South Peters Street, it will turn right, parading down Canal Street and back to Tchoupitoulas Street, where it will flow to the Carnaval Latino celebration at Generations Hall.



This year’s Queen of Carnaval Latino is Cinthia Contreras. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Ms. Contreras graduated from the USAP University in Honduras with a degree in communications, marketing and advertising. She is currently a student at Delgado College. An avid tennis player, Cinthia also loves to read and travel the world. We are honored to have her grace these festivities as Miss Carnaval Latino 2017. Read the announcement.

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