For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the Latin experience. Based on a popular Latin festival in Miami, the Virginia Beach version retains the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.
2018 Dates for the Latin Fest are June 22-23.
Location: 24th Street on the Beach
National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts (each with their own loyal fan base) take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz.
During the day on Saturday, free Salsa dance lessons are provided for people of all ages in front of the main stage. This unique cultural activity gives participants an opportunity to experience a little bit of Latin flavor “firsthand,” and contributes to the feeling of shared community.
Saturday night’s Salsa Cruise on The Virginia’s Jewel yacht is a highlight of the weekend. A ticketed event, the cruise features live entertainment, food, and an open bar.