Holyoke Hosts Four-Day Hispanic Family Festival Text Size

This past weekend, the Hispanic Family Festival celebrated its 28th year. The festival, which is organized by La Familia Hispana Inc., an organization entirely composed of Holyoke residents, was marked by food, live music, dancing, and various other activities. The festival culminated in Sunday’s Puerto Rican Parade, which was attended by hundreds of local residents, including numerous public officials. 

“The Hispanic Family Festival is cherished tradition in our community, and I was honored to get to attend and to march in the parade again. I applaud the organizers for all of their hard work in making this event happen. Our diversity is part of what makes Holyoke such a special place to live, and I am grateful to La Familia Hispana Inc. for honoring the distinct contributions of our Latino residents to our civic life,” Mayor Morse said.

Parade organizer and founder Diosdado Lopez, after 28 years of organizing the event, announced that this would his last year in this position. In the coming years, the task of running the event will fall to a younger group of volunteers. The City of Holyoke is fortunate for Lopez’ service.  

Press coverage of the festival may be read here.

Posted on July 14, 2014 by