Labor Day Weekend is finally here! We all know that the Treasure Valley has turned into event central. It would be hard pressed to find any weekend without something major happening.

Labor Day is no different from floating the river, splashing down at Roaring Springs, the nude race (that's a thing), Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, Sun Valley on Ice, and the Latino Fest 2018 I just came across.

I feel like there is always a festival that I'm missing because there are so many. Then again, I'm not Latino so it probably makes sense that I've missed it in the past. That changes this weekend as I'll attend my first in the heart of Downtown.

For the fourth year, the Consulate of Mexico in Boise and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invite you to the "Latino Fest 2018"  - Directly from their event page.

This is getting a ton of social media attention and is happening on one of our favorite blocks, the Basque Block.

Latino Fest aims to enrich the cultural life of Idaho and promote relations between Hispanics and the local community, sharing our culture of artistic expression such as music, dance, food, visual art workshops and more. - Facebook event page.

I think this is a cool community giving back concept that they're bringing this year with a school supplies fundraiser. All funds and supplies raised will go towards low-income students. You're asked to bring books, pencils, notebooks, crayons and anything else to help improve the quality of academics for these kids.

Here's a quick list of live music on stage:

  • Rumba Libre Band (Salsa Jazz)
  • Los Caipirinhos (Rock in Spanish)
  • The International Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz (Colombian Cumbia)
  • Dj Giovanni will host various contests including a special Salsa, Bachata & Merengue class.

You can get more information from their Facebook page. I've listed more details below.

  • Latino Fest 2018
  • Basque Block in Downtown Boise
  • Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.