2017 Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival  is our premier annual celebration of the rich heritage of the community!  Celebrating the 40th edition in 2017, the event is free of charge and will take place on Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27.

The Festival is free and open to the public with a curfew of 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday when minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian.  Please leave pets at home as they will not be able to enter the Festival gates.

Do you love the Hispanic Festival and the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan? Then we need you! This three day community event would not be possible without the help of our enthusiastic volunteers. Sign up to volunteer today!

If you would like to follow up with this event Follow our official Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival Page


2017 Activities Schedule

  • Come watch the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan 3v3 Futsal Tournament with 300+ young athletes on Saturday, 8/26 and Sunday, 8/27.
  • Shop the Mercado at Hispanic Festival 2017 to support local small businesses and artists!
  • Kids can experience 15 minute bootcamps at the #MiKidsCan stage and be registered to win cool prizes from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan.
  • Join Mike from 104.5 WSNX on Saturday, August 26 from 11a-1p when he will play music on Ottawa Avenue for the opening day of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network of Michigan 3v3 Futsal Tournament.
  • Take the United States Marine Corp pull up challenge at the United States Marine tent and test your strength!
  • Meijer Kids’ Corner featuring the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Kent District Library .
  • Check out the ArtPrize education team and their ArtPrize Labs Mobile Workshop on Friday, August 25 on Calder Plaza!
  • Make Time for Your Mammogram!  The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan welcomes Spectrum Health Cancer Center‘s Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography Unit to offer mammograms at Hispanic Festival 2017 on Saturday, August 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Call 616-267-2626 for more information or to register.
  • McDonald’s will be in Kids’ Corner at Calder Plaza providing tasty samples and fun games for all festival attendees!
  • What is the best and easiest way for you to get to the Hispanic Festival? Check out the Travel Directions from the City of Grand Rapids Mobile GR & Parking Services. For parking options, the City of Grand Rapids has a detailed map of parking options and costs.


2017 Sponsors