Festival Latino de Lexington is an annual event that bring crowds in excess of 30,000 people to the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington to celebrate Latino culture and heritage. The two day event is packed with a parade, music, dancing, authentic cuisine, art vendors, youth activities, and a fireworks display. It is also an event that the University of Kentucky actively engages in, and this past year was no different, as a group of visiting Ecuadorian scholars with the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) performed a traditional dance routine. CESL hosts visiting scholars from around the world, and cultural events like Festival Latino de Lexington allow our visitors to not only experience such events, but actively participate in sharing their culture with the people of Kentucky.
To learn more about the Center for English as a Second Language visit esl.as.uky.edu