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Knightdale Hosts Record-Setting Latin American Festival

The Town of Knightdale hosted its second annual Latin American Festival on Sunday, May 7, from noon until 7 pm to a record-setting crowd. The event was co-sponsored by La Grande NC Radio.

An estimated 6,000 people attended the festival at Knightdale Station Park throughout the day. Musical guests included Grupo Mojado, Kadencia, Los Rumberos, Ricardo Diques, and more. Festival attendees were treated to local Latinx vendors, food trucks, and activities for kids.

"Co-hosting the Latin American Festival in Knightdale was an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and celebrate diversity,” said Angel Colon, owner of La Grande NC Radio. “We are grateful to the city of Knightdale for co-hosting this event with us, and for their commitment to promoting cultural understanding and community engagement. We hope to continue hosting events that showcase the beauty and diversity of Knightdale."

The Latin American Festival was created as a part of Knightdale’s Strategic Plan to offer diverse quality community events in the town. This objective is a direct reflection of the “Connected & Inclusive” focus area of the Plan and directly reflects the Town’s commitment to providing inclusive programming and community events for its residents.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day or crowd for this event,” said Jessica Day, Mayor of Knightdale. “This amazing attendance proves that cultural celebrations are wanted and appreciated, and we will continue to celebrate the vibrance of our Latin American and all other communities.”

La Grande NC Radio is a broadcasting network that airs a Spanish language format throughout North Carolina. The network hosts radio stations in Durham, Reidsville, Jacksonville, Lillington, and Raleigh.

For more information about Knightdale’s annual Latin American Festival, please contact Chris Wiley, Knightdale Parks, Recreation and Cultural Programs Director, at