The City of Pascagoula is excited to host Viva Pascagoula on Saturday, September 23, 2107, from 11:00 a.m. – 7: 00 p.m. at River Park.
This is the fifth year for Pascagoula to host an event tipping its hat to the Hispanic community. The response and support from the community is so good that the city hopes this festival will grow each year to come. Viva Pascagoula 2017 will feature live music from Zona Libre and La Tran-K Band, amazing culinary vendors, dance group performances, kids activities, La Lotteria, a tamale cooking contest, and arts and craft vendors.
“We continue to have a wonderful time celebrating Pascagoula’s Hispanic cultures, and hope that this year will be another resounding success,” said Community and Economic Development Director, Jen Dearman. “Our Hispanic residents are active and influential in our community, and they are making Pascagoula stronger. We hope that events like Viva Pascagoula will bring people together to celebrate our sense of community.”
The City of Pascagoula is seeking vendors and contestants for the tamale cooking contest. Anyone interested in doing one or both should call 228.938.2352 for more information.
River Park is located at 4100 Clark Street, and must be accessed by using St. Pé Highway. River Park was renovated, and is the home of the Scranton Shrimp Boat Museum. Viva Pascagoula is free and open to the public, although vendor prices will vary.
Further questions about the festival may be directed to LaLinda Grace, Economic Development Specialist, at 228.938.2352.