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  • Cincy-Cinco Celebrates its 16th Anniversary on Fountain Square

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    April 15, 2019
    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Neil Comber

    (513) 659-2415

     
    Cincy-Cinco Celebrates its 16th Anniversary on Fountain Square
     Cincinnati festival will have “Mucha Fiesta” on Fountain Square
     
     CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 14, 2019) – The sixteenth annual Cincy-Cinco is set for May 4 & 5 on Fountain Square.
     
    Cincy-Cinco, the tristate region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions.
     
    “Every year, we strive to bring the best of Latino music, food and fun. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the rich heritage of Latino culture” said Neil Comber, a founder of Cincy-Cinco. 
     
    One special aspect to this year’s Cincy-Cinco will be the return of TACOPOLIS. There has been a tremendous growth of authentic Latino restaurants in the tristate area with over a hundred in the metro area alone. Commensurate with that has been the widespread growth in acceptance and enjoyment of Latino food in the whole community. Chair Alfonso Cornejo commented: “With TACOPOLIS, we will have over a dozen restaurants offering a wide variety of tacos and “alambres” (Mexican kabobs) as well as Argentinian empanadas, Venezuelan arepas and many other tasty Latin treats” 
     
    Some of the other attractions include a children’s area where they can decorate flower pots for their mothers or make an item of jewelry. Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to the young children with games, raffles, piñatas, cake and a parade with all of Cincinnati’s favorite mascots. 
     
    Music from the region’s hottest Salsa bands, Tropicoso and Orquesta Kandela, will be featured throughout the weekend. Salsa lessons will be provided. And there will be traditional dancing from Mexico, Colombia, and Panama. And for the first time, on Sunday afternoon, there will be a group of young Hispanic children playing classical music. 
     
    Cincy-Cinco’s founding partners, Kroger and P&G will be there as well as Fifth Third and Western Southern along with other sponsors. They will showcase and sample their products and services in fun interactive ways. 
     
    The event is the largest Latino cultural celebration in the region. It runs 12 to 11pm on Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday. Over the last few years attendance has been between 9,000 and 11,000. As in every year since its inception, net proceeds will be used to support tristate health and education efforts in support of the Latino community. In the previous 15 years, proceeds distributed have exceeded $425,000. 
     
    For more information, please visit www.cincy-cinco.com
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