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The 2015 Feria Special Honoree: Bill Salas

In 1982, Guillermo “Bill” Salas, Jr. Co-founded the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises better known today as simply HACE. At the time a Community Development Corporation was viewed as a new tool for the revitalization of neighborhoods to improve the lives of low income people. HACE became a voice […]

Pirulo y La Tribu the Main Act

With live music, kids corner, arts & crafts, great foods, prizes, and featuring salsa star, directly from Puerto Rico, Pirulo y La Tribu. With additional participation by La Banda Loca, Chiko Swagg and Mambodelphia. Música en vivo, actividades para los niños, kioskos de comida, información y la participación, directamente de Puerto […]

Program of Events

  12:30-­12:35 Welcome–‐Feria begins Bienvenida 12:35-­12:50 Taller’s Children and Youth Dance Ensemble 12:50-­1:00 Motivos participation 1:00—1:20 Abigail 1:20-1:25 Carmen and Mary Taller and Raíces- PECO 1:25-2:05 Los Bomberos de la Calle 2:05-­2:30 Raising of Puerto Rican Flag-State Representative Angel Cruz. 2:35-­3:15 Grupo Karis 3:15-3:30 HACE and Congreso,  Xfinity-Telemundo, Award Presentation […]

Johnny & Aida Cruz

Special Honorees

Johnny & Aida Cruz Juan (Johnny) Cruz Jr. was born August 11, 1951 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. His love of music started at the young age of 6, when playing in the countryside, he became aware of the surrounding sounds, the birds and rooster singing during the day and the coqui singing […]

Yo Soy Oro

As part of this year’s 30thannualFeria del Barrio, the creative team of AMerican MEdia Output will introduce a re-branding campaign for the N. 5th Street commercial district, El Centro de Oro, leading with the slogan Yo Soy Oro (I Am Gold). The Yo Soy Oro campaign will appear in advertisements on big belly trash receptacles along the El […]

In Kind Donations & Other Ways to Contribute

The Feria Del Barrio Festival is supported by the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers that set up booths, move tables, clean the streets, and assist the talent and more during the event. Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas is requesting in-kind donations to help feed these volunteers and the performing […]

Video from 2012 Feria

In 2011, last time FERIA was held, it attracted over twelve thousand people, bringing together national and Philadelphia-based Latino musicians and dancers for six (6) hours of live entertainment presented on its main stage. Free to the public, FERIA also provides art demonstrations, information booths, craft sales, artists and artisans, […]