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Latino Fest Boise 2019 showcases growth of the local Hispanic community

Posted: 7:45 PM, Aug 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-31 22:20:21-04

BOISE, Idaho — Every year for the last five years, organizers of the Latino Fest Boise have held their fiesta in the Basque Block. This year, because of an increased interest in the event, the celebration was moved to Cecil Andrus Park.

The event is organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Consulate of Mexico to highlight local Latino communities in downtown Boise.

"We are having a celebration of all Latino cultures," said Ternell Martinez of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "This is really just the beginning; we have grown a lot over the last couple of years and now we are in warp speed."

The Latino Fest gives families a chance to come together for some live music and a wide array of choices when it comes to cuisine.

"That's what helps people to grow and try the unknown and discover new flavors," said Martinez. "We are all in this together, we want to make this the great state of Idaho and keep it a great state."