Festival Fever: Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, 9/17/11

September 16th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

With autumn officially checking in on the seasonal calendar next week, it seems that outdoor music festivals are stacked high this weekend.

There’s LarkFest, Jazz at the Lake: the Lake George Jazz Weekend, the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, Ponfest, the Roots Music Festival and so much more…

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And there’s also the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday. Admission is free, and from 3-8pm on Saturday, the plaza will host a family-friendly festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring culture, food and music that will have the whole crowd dancing.

Here’s the schedule for the the five-hour fest:

3pm: Welcoming remarks
3:30pm: Zumba demo
4pm: DJ Enrique Lopez and dance demonstrations
4:15pm: Grupo Taineri
5pm: DJ Enrique Lopez and dance demonstrations
5:15pm: Mundo Nuevo
6:15pm: Robert Rivera Service Award Ceremony
6:45pm: DJ Enrique Lopez and dance demonstrations
7pm: 24 Horas

MORE FESTIVALS ON THE 2011 CALENDAR:

The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, September 16-17
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Ponfest @ Prospect Park, Troy, September 17
Roots Music Festival @ The Linda, Albany, September 17
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
FreshGrass: A Festival of Art & Bluegrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 24-25
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13