Photo courtesy Seattle Center
Photo courtesy Seattle Center

Seattle Center Festál continues with Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias at the Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall and Fisher Pavilion from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. The two-day festival will include music, dance, food, children’s activities, a health fair and a Zumba® fest.  Fiestas Patrias commemorates the anniversary of independence from Spain and highlights national pride and cultures in Mexico, the U.S., Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The festival coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from mid-September to mid-October. 

“Centuries later, we are celebrating our culture and coming together proudly to share that common bond we have as Latinos looking for a better life,” said Rahab Mugwanja, Sea Mar Community Health Centers’ communications specialist. “Fiestas Patrias gives us that opportunity to share and honor our cultural roots here in the U.S.”

Fiestas Patrias honors Latin American history and invites new generations and immigrants to wear their cultural heritage with pride. information on the festival is available at seattlecenter.com and seattlefiestaspatrias.org.