2013 Hispanic Festival
The Hispanic Festival of Wilmington Delaware has been in existence since 1977. It started as a week-long celebration called "Semana Hispana." Councilman Ortega, Mike Hernandez and Ronald Arms among others organized the activities for the week. The “Semana Hispana” consisted of a Food Festival on Market Street, the Miss Hispanic Delaware Pageant at Saint Paul's Catholic Church, located at 4th & Jackson Street, The Grand Ball, the 5k run and the Puerto Rican Parade on 4th Street.
Today, the Hispanic Festival has become a much-anticipated community tradition and a highlight of the Hispanic Heritage Month. The Hispanic Festival features educational & cultural events, bringing talents from across the nation to Delaware to celebrate the diverse Hispanic traditions through music, dance, art, food and family activities. It educates the members of the Delaware community about the rich heritage of Hispanic culture and the contributions Hispanics have made to our society.