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First-ever Colombian Festival Sunday

July 15, 2011
By MEGHAN McCOY, mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com

The first Colombian Festival in Cape Coral will be held Sunday at the German American Social Club. Organizers say the event is for the entire family and will feature live music and a variety of ethnic foods.

Freddy Pizarro, the director of Viajar Magazine, said this is the first Colombian Festival hosted by the magazine in the Lee County community. The magazine decided to host the festival in celebration of Colombian Independence Day.

Columbia declared its independence from Spain July 20, 1810.

Pizarro said the festival is a great way for businesses and the people of the community to unify and celebrate together.

The festival, which will be held from 1-9 p.m at the German American Social Club, will feature live music, food and craft vendors.

Mayor John Sullivan will present a proclamation to Pizarro on Sunday at 2 p.m. commemorating July 17 as the day to celebrate Columbia Independence Day.

Fact Box

To go

Who: Viajar Magazine

What: Colombian Festival

When: Sunday, July 17, 1-9 p.m.

Where: German American Club, 2101 S.W.

Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Cost: $5 for adults; children are free

The artists performing include Paula Zuleta "La Voz Que Enamora de Colombia," La "Nueva Generacion De La Salsa" Virgy, Los Inigualables Corraleros, Los Reyes Del Vallenato, El Regaee De Cocoman, La Voz Del Regueton A-Lex, Daniel Rojas Y Arpeggio (Musica Llanera), DJ Cristian and

Estampas De Colombia.

Colombian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Dominican and American cuisine will be available during the festival.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for kids.

Pizarro said this event will be the first of many cultural community events to come that will contribute to the quality of life in the Lee County area by offering a safe environment and fun for all at an affordable price.

The German American Social Club is located at 2101 S.W. Pine Island Road. For information about the festival, call 239-245-0202. To join the mailing list for future event updates, email mviajarmagazine@yahoo.com with your name and email address.

Viajar Magazine is a travel and entertainment magazine that publishes every two months in areas like Florida, New York, New Jersey, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. For information about the magazine, visit www.viajarmagazine.com.

 
 

 

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