By Sarah Harris Herald Correspondent – HeraldExtra.com – Photo: Courtesy Festival Latinoamericano.
Photo: The Festival Latinoamericano is an annual Utah Valley event that brings together cultural music, dress, and events from a variety of countries.
About 50 people showed up in 2001 to Utah County’s first Festival Latinoamericano, an annual celebration of Latin American history, culture, art and traditions. An estimated 10,000-15,000 attended this year’s three-day event, according to Norma Juarez, the festival’s executive director. The Latino arts community in Utah County has grown over time, with various events and groups helping to keep Latin American culture alive in the area.