The first Latino Festival included MUSIC!!! Dj & Band. It was also an introduction to Authentic Latin Food. Many came to sample the Food. To end the night we offered a Salsa Cruise aboard the Spirit Of Ethan Allen for two hours of cool breezes and hot sounds on the beautiful Lake Champlain.
We were amazed at the positive response!!! Over the years we grew. We added more Latin Bands, dance lessons, parades, children activities. This led to Latin Concerts at the Flynn theater and Night Clubs wanting Salsa dances. Soon everyone wanted SALSA!
It is with pride that I look back - it is with pride that I can count the number of dance instructors, djs and Latin Bands that we now have locally. - The Burlington Latino Festival -