is scheduled for
June 28, 29, and 30. Visit
Sacred Heart Chapel
is hosting its annual festival (Las Fiestas Patronales) July
12 to July 14.
CLEVELAND: The annual Puerto Rican Parade is being planned
for August but a date has not yet been announced.
COLUMBUS: Festival Latino is scheduled for August 10
and 11, 2019 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus. Visit:
TOLEDO: The Believe Academy is enrolling students ages
give and up for its summer camp being held at the Believe
Center, 1 Aurora Gonzáles Dr., Toledo. The educational program
offers STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and
math), summer reading, field trips, outdoor activities,
team-building exercises, and free meals and snacks. There are
discounted rates available and transportation for an extra fee.
More information can be obtained by calling 419.509.4481 or via
at the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center (SQACC),
1222 Broadway St., will be prominently featured as part of the
2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series on Saturday,
June 22, 1 to 3 p.m. The free educational event is open to
the public, as SQACC staff show off the garden of 51 raised
beds. Nana’s Garden produced more than 2,500 pounds of
pesticide-free produce donated to a local food bank over the
past three years. Neighborhood families also have been permitted
to harvest hundreds more pounds of free produce to use at home.
Some of the fresh produce also is used for cooking classes in
Nana’s Kitchen at SQACC. More information can be found at the
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm website,
Latino Scholarship Night,
sponsored by La Prensa, with the Toledo Mud Hens is set
for Thursday, July 18. A Tejano conjunto band from
Austin, Texas—JR Gómez and the Conjunto Bandits— will
perform in Hensville Park from 8 to 10 p.m., which will
include fireworks after the game. La Familia Mancha
Entertainment is co-sponsoring the band from Texas. There
will be music and dancing outside the main gates before and
during the ballgame. Scholarships will be awarded during pregame
ceremonies at about 6:30pm. Tickets may be purchased by
contacting Adrianne of La Prensa at 419-870-2797
or Rico at 419-870-6565.
SQACC will host a free outdoor movie night in Nana’s Garden
on Friday, July 19, 8 to 11 p.m. Tacos with
Tia and Tio will feature the Selena movie starting at 9 p.m.,
with concessions that will include tacos, snow cones, popcorn
and other snacks. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. Yvonne Ramos-Ybarra
of Yvonne y Fuego will sing Selena songs for the
enjoyment of families who attend. Blankets and lawn chairs are
SQACC also is hosting a free, one-week summer camp called
Arts and Eats Day Camp. The program, which runs July 29
through August 2, is geared at kids ages 8 to 12. Activities
will include cooking, art classes in clay, painting, and
drawing, along with gardening and other outdoor fun. The camp is
being held at the center, 1222 Broadway St. Families can
register by calling 419.241.1655 or visiting the website,
Saints Peter and Paul
is hosting its annual fundraiser festival on August 2 to
August 4. Agenda will be announced shortly in La Prensa.
A big night of norteño
music is planned at Promenade Park
in downtown Toledo when Enigma Norteño pairs up with
Los Humildes de los Hermanos Ayala on Friday, Aug. 2.
The show is part of the ProMedica Concert Series and is
co-sponsored by La Prensa and Owens-Illinois.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. VIP seating is
available for $45. Presale tickets are available at
ticketmaster.com and the Huntington Center box office.
Lawn chairs and blankets permitted for general admission
The eighth annual Barrio Latino Art Festival will be held
Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 to 11 p.m., at the corner of Western
and Broadway, Toledo. The festival will feature local art,
music, dancing, and food. There will be a mural painting,
vendors, kids’ area, art-related awards ceremony and artwork for
sale. Volunteers are being sought and the even began charging an
admission last year. More info can be found by calling sponsor
Nuestra Gente Community Projects at 567.702.0040.
FOSTORIA: San Antonio-based band Grupo Vision will make
its Ohio debut during a concert Friday, June 28, at the
Venue 18 Entertainment Complex, 11295 W. State Route 18,
in Fostoria, Ohio. The opening act will be Toledo’s own Grupo
Motivo. Doors open at 7 p.m., with live music to start an
hour later. Food will be available for purchase at the concert.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Pre-concert tickets
are available at El Aguila Bakery in Fremont, Palacio Maya
Mexican Restaurant, 5125 Monroe St., Toledo, or by calling
Midwest Tejano Fest
will take place Labor Day weekend to round out the summer fun at
the Venue 18 Entertainment Complex, 11295 W. State Route
18, in Fostoria. Doors open at 2 p.m. Regional favorites will
play music from 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, Sept. 1. The
lineup includes Yvonne y Fuego, La Traizion, Los Aztecas, T.S.B.,
Dezeo, and Grupo Vicio from Detroit. Food will be available for
purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets
can be purchased by calling either 419.508.8464 or 832.665.7414.
DETROIT: At least two bus trips were planned to Detroit from
Toledo for the annual ¡Fiesta Tigre!, a Tigers baseball
game that honors the contributions of Latino players and coaches
to the game of baseball. This year’s game had particular
interest because the archrival Cleveland Indians played the
Tigers on Saturday evening, June 15. A bus trip was
organized by Latins United of Toledo.
Additional events in Michigan and Ohio will be announced in
future issues of La Prensa. Email your activities to