SalsaFest heats up Downtown
SalsaFest 2016 will be held Friday to Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in downtown Las Cruces.
The eighth annual event is sponsored by Las Cruces Downtown Partnership and will include live music, dancing and a salsa-making competition that will earn $1,000 for the winner.
The festival kicks off Friday evening on the new downtown plaza with a “Salsas From Around the World” five-course sitdown fundraising dinner with food and entertainment by Team Havana.
Saturday, Oct. 1 events begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. Visit Las Cruces will transform downtown into the Havana Nights Street Festival with special guest Nosotros on the main stage in the Plaza.street festival, with music by Nosotros, salsa dancing, luchadors, performances by Odd Lab and more.
Tickets are $10 for each day or $15 for a weekend pass.
Events begin at noon and continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.
The highlight will be the salsa-making competition. First prize is $1,000, second prize is $750 and third prize is $500. This event will feature music by the El Paso-based salsa band, Team Havana as well as salsa lessons, the Little Peppers Play area, food and beverages and, of course, the competition.
For tickets and more information, visit www.
eventbrite.com/e/2016salsafest-tickets-26665603538?aff=es2 and www.downtownlascruces. org/las-cruces-salsafest/.
Festival goers gather and have fun downtown for the annual SalsaFest.
This year’s event takes place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.