The city of Lancaster will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of North Queen Street.
The free community festival will encompass Binns Park and Ewell Plaza, which sit opposite each other. Binns Park has been fenced in during restoration work this summer, but city officials promise it will be open for Saturday’s event.
Attractions will include food trucks, a beer garden and live music and dance performances, including headliner Charlie Cruz, a Puerto Rican salsa star. For more information, click here.
During the afternoon, the city will announce who it has chosen to receive its 2023 Hispanic Community Achievement Award.
The block will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, city police said. No parking will be allowed except by authorized vehicles; tows will begin at 9 a.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and honors the contributions of people of Latino ancestry in the United States. It starts on Sept. 15 to commemorate the start of the Mexican War of Independence and the independence days observed by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.