is an annual festival, held the last weekend August, in Calgary
, celebrating the Latino culture. The event holds musical performances of many genres, including Salsa, Jazz, Merengue, Folk, Flamenco, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and Hip-Hop. In addition, food and merchandise vendors can be found at the festival, as well as information booths of Latin organizations in Calgary.
In 2011, Expo Latino will feature Michael Stuart, Wil Campa from Cuba and Compadres, along with many local artists. From humble beginnings 15 years ago at Eau Claire, to the largest festival venue in Calgary, Expo Latino has generated huge success and this year's attendance is expected to exceed 65,000. Calgary boasts a large number of very successful artists including Eric Caty and Kelly Lannan of SalsaRica who have been choreographers on all 3 seasons of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Other returning favourites of Expo Latino include Oliver Miguel, Pana Band and Ache Brasil.
The 2006 event ran from August 22–27 in Prince's Island Park
, including an opening ceremony on the 22nd and a concert by Fuego Latino on the 23rd at the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts
, with the main festival events running from the 25th to 27th. There were also longer running times for the festival in 2006, with the 25th and 26th shows, on Friday and Saturday respectively, running for the first time until midnight.
The 2009 festival ran August 28 to 30 in Prince's Island Park.
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