(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan is putting the finishing touches on the 2012 Hispanic Heritage Festival, which is scheduled to take place from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., on Saturday, September 22, at Country Village Park, 6550 N.W. 188 Terrace, in Miami. The annual event, which is designed to celebrate the rich Hispanic influence in the northwest corridor of Miami-Dade County, will feature an array of activities for the entire family.
"We're inviting everyone to enjoy the foods, crafts and music that are entrenched in Latin cultures," said Commissioner Jordan. "This is a celebration of all Hispanic countries. We especially want residents to come out and take part in the festivities."
According to Jordan, those festivities include a bounce house, rock climbing, pony rides, face painting, and competitions. Additionally, live entertainment and food trucks will be on-hand. Commissioner Jordan is encouraging families to bring neighbors, co-workers and friends.
"My goal for District 1 is to produce quality family events," said Commissioner Jordan. "We've got to do a better job of creating a sense-of-community. That is why I hold movie night, the annual Valentine's Day Dance for seniors and a series of activities throughout the year."
Sponsors for this year's festival include the Hispanic Coalition, Horsepower Electric, Miami-Dade Parks and Open Spaces Department, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, and Warren Henry Automobiles.