Latino Heritage Festival coming to Des Moines

DES MOINES - The Iowa Latino Heritage Festival kicks off on Saturday, and organizers say to expect some changes. 

Iowa was named one of the best cities for festivals, and it's certainly earning that title with another heritage festival coming up in a few days. 

Local 5 spoke to one of the organizers of this year's festival on Good Morning Iowa on Monday. He said to expect some changes this year.

"People always ask, why don't you have a variety of food from different countries and so we did good this year as far as getting some vendors, we’re trying to kind of build on that. And also we're going to have a Parade of Nations twice a day, with the flags of all the nations of Latin American countries, which is colorful, it's a way to basically educate the general community about the diversity we have even within the Latino community,” said Joe Gonzalez, executive director of Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival. 

The festival kicks off on Saturday at Western Gateway Park. The event is being held on September 23 and 24. 

For more information on the festival and how to volunteer, head to their website here

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