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Fiesta DC boasts a rich history as a prominent celebration of Latino culture in the Washington D.C. metro area. Its roots trace back to the 1970s, initially held in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, Fiesta DC eventually moved to the heart of the city on Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues. Over the years, it blossomed into a major festival, attracting a wider audience.

Fiesta DC is produced by Fiesta DC Inc, a non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) organization in Washington, DC. 

We are committed to promoting cultural understanding and unity through our festival. Driven by a mission to preserve and promote Latino heritage, Fiesta DC has become a cornerstone event for the diverse Latino community to showcase traditions, values, and the positive contributions Latinos bring to the region.

The annual festival takes place on the third Sunday of September. It’s central feature is the colorful Parade of the Nations, a visual representation of the rich tapestry of cultures within Latin America. Fiesta DC stands as a cherished cultural event, fostering understanding and unity between communities. It serves as a testament to the strength and vibrancy of Latino heritage in the Washington D.C. area.



Since its inception in the 70s, Fiesta DC has become a cherished tradition in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Over the years, Fiesta DC has evolved into the largest Latino festival in the Washington Metropolitan Area, drawing thousands of attendees each day.

Throughout its history, Fiesta DC has played a pivotal role in fostering cultural understanding and appreciation among different communities. It has provided a space for individuals of Latino descent to come together, honor their roots, and share their stories with others. The festival has become an important avenue for promoting dialogue, breaking down stereotypes, and building bridges between people of various backgrounds.

Fiesta DC has witnessed remarkable moments and milestones. From lively street parades to captivating musical performances, the festival has consistently delivered unforgettable experiences. It has featured renowned artists, both local and international, who have graced the stage with their talent, captivating audiences with their vibrant performances.

As Fiesta DC continues to thrive, it remains committed to its mission of preserving, diffusing, and promoting Latino culture and heritage. The festival embraces the values of unity, diversity, and inclusivity, providing a platform for people of all ages to connect, learn, and celebrate.

With each passing year, Fiesta DC reaffirms its place as a cultural institution, strengthening the bonds of community and leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who attend. As we look to the future, Fiesta DC remains dedicated to its mission, striving to create an inclusive and vibrant space that showcases the beauty and richness of the Latino culture for generations to come.


The Latino community in the District of Columbia has been the fastest-growing group, witnessing an impressive 28% increase in 2020 alone. Today, the Latino population in the district exceeds 70,000 individuals, comprising over 10% of the total population. This growth showcases the significant impact and presence of Latinos in the city.

However, Fiesta DC’s reach encompasses the entire metropolitan region, which is home to over 900,000 Latinos. This diverse and vibrant audience eagerly anticipates the festival each year, seeking to celebrate their cultural heritage while enjoying top-tier entertainment and engaging with the broader Latino community.

Fiesta DC serves as a vital platform for the Latino population in the DMV area, providing a space for connection, celebration, and cultural exchange. The festival’s presence in the region is a testament to the rich diversity and contributions of Latinos in the local community and beyond.

As Fiesta DC continues to grow and evolve, it remains committed to embracing and empowering the Latino population in the DMV area. The festival serves as a unifying force, fostering unity, resilience, and the celebration of Latino culture and heritage. Through its engaging programs, performances, and initiatives, Fiesta DC plays a crucial role in promoting inclusivity, cultural understanding, and community cohesion.

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