The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County’s signature event, Orange Fiesta in the Park, will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 starting at 11 a.m. This family-friendly event will be held at Downey Park, located at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and Dean Road, where guests will enjoy food from a variety of food truck vendors; sing and dance to live music performed by local talent, and have access to resources made available by multiple organizations serving the community. Children will be able to play in inflatable games and cool off in Downey Park’s splash pad.
This year, Orange Fiesta in the Park will feature a special recognition for local veterans of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, the Borinqueneers. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will lead the celebration commemorating these veterans as the newest recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal.
Festivities at Orange Fiesta in the Park will also include an awards ceremony for winners of HHCGOC’s student art contest, as well as an Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull look-alike contest, with the opportunity to win concert tickets for their October performance at the Amway Center.
Information on the student art contest can be obtained by calling Carmen Acevedo at 321-945-0611. Details on the look-alike contest can be found at www.ocfl.net.