A month long celebration of Hispanic pride concludes Saturday at Museum Park in downtown Miami.

Orgullo brings people of Hispanic heritage together to celebrate the community’s culture. Entertainers, artists, writers, activists and other talents are expected to gather for the fifth annual event’s carnival style closing ceremonies.

“This is the only festival of its kind in the nation,” said Herb Sosa, director of Unity Coalition, the nonprofit organization responsible for producing Orgullo.

Sosa, an American citizen whose father was born in Cuba, encouraged people to get comfortable Saturday at Museum Park and soak in the culture. Pavilions designated as “Writers,” “Elevate” and “Culturas” anchor the event inside downtown Miami’s 55-acre Museum Park.

The musical lineup features beats by DJs Citizen Jane, Reddy, Nancy Starr, Izzi Starz and Jorge G as well as performances from Chilean pop star Giovanni Falchetti, Orlando drag diva MC Jessica Lane, the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus and many more.

Sosa said officials with the Perez Art Museum would be attending the festival, providing free passes to the new downtown museum. Politicans, religious groups, food vendors and Zumba enthusiasts are also expected to attend the carnival, Sosa said.

Orgullo is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.celebrateorgullo.com


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