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Audubon Zoo Spotlights Latin American Culture at Celebración Latina

Sunday, October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Latin American culture will once again be in the spotlight as Celebración Latina Presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group returns to Audubon Zoo on Sunday, October 6. This year marks the 15th year this family-friendly festival has called Audubon Zoo home.

Celebración Latina will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children's activities and Latin cuisine prepared and sold by New Orleans area restaurants from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Area social service and community organizations will be on hand to provide complimentary wellness and social service information. Young visitors of all ages can enjoy their very own Kid’s Tent and create a special take-home souvenir craft.

A full day of live entertainment is scheduled for the Capital One Bank Stage, beginning with DJ Sosa at 11:00 a.m. and concluding with Treces Del Sur at 3:30 p.m.

“Latin American influence is not only a hallmark of New Orleans history, it is an integral element of the city’s modern-day vibrancy and color, from historic architecture to restaurants, music and numerous Hispanic-owned businesses,” said Pan-American Life Insurance Group Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Jose S. Suquet. “It is an honor to partner with Audubon Zoo to celebrate the rich, prospering Latin culture in New Orleans during Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when all of us at Pan-American Life are also commemorating the company’s deep Latin American roots in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.”

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latina American Studies.

While enjoying the festivities, visitors can stroll through Jaguar Jungle, Audubon Zoo's Central America-themed exhibit that features spider monkeys, macaws, alpaca, prehensile-tailed porcupines, ocelots and more.

Festival activities are included in regular Audubon Zoo admission. Audubon Nature Institute members are admitted free of charge. No outside food or beverages are allowed in Audubon Zoo for Celebración Latina. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed. For more event information, click here.

Celebración Latina 2019 Entertainment Line Up:

11:15 AM - Moyuba

12:20 PM - ManzaNota

1:20 PM - Ritameaux Krewe

1:40 PM - Blake Amos

2:40 PM - Ritameaux Krewe

3:30 PM - Treces Del Sur

DJ Sosa on 1’s & 2’s

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.