Celebrating Philadelphia’s Latine Community
Feria del Barrio is the largest festival in Philadelphia presented by a coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting art, culture, education, health, economic development, and community. The annual 2023 Feria is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 1-5pm, on North Fifth Street between Huntingdon and Somerset Streets. Feria promotes the work of community organizations that have served our neighborhood for decades, it’s a space where artists can share their creativity and the community can come together to celebrate our culture. This festival is central to our community, and we are excited to celebrate again in 2023. We hope you will join us at the famed El Centro de Oro (the Golden Block) as the community gathers to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor celebration with artists, performances, vendors, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Now in its 39th year, Feria is presented and produced by Taller Puertorriqueño in partnership with Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), Congreso de Latino Unidos, HACE, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas. It is the largest event presented by a coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting art, culture, education, health, economic development and community. Feria is a well-known and attended event, rich with culture and opportunities for businesses and organizations to reach the community.
This years lineup
Featuring a lineup of talented artists from various countries, including Bachata Chula from the Dominican Republic, Grupo Grufolpawa from Panamá, and Viva Vallenato from Colombia. The Puerto Rican diaspora will showcase acts such as Raíces Boricuas, Los Bomberos de la Calle, Foto y la Orquesta la única, Tino Serrano Orquesta la Dura.
And finally, presented in partnership with AFROTAINO and Pícalo, we are commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and Rap. By celebrating the Afro Puerto Rican contributions to the genre with El Hijo de Borikén and closing with the explosive Neo-Plena and bomba groove of Piquete!
12:55pm – Bomberos de la Calle (in front of Taller to stage)
1:00pm – 1:10pm – Introductions (stage)
1:10pm – 1:40pm – Foto Rodriguez y La Orquesta la Única (stage)
1:45pm – 2:15pm – GRUFOLPAWA (Panama) (front of stage)
2:20pm – 2:50pm – Bachata Chula (stage)
2:50-3:10pm – Awards Announcement (stage)
3:10pm – 3:40pm – Viva Vallenato (stage)
3:45pm – 4:15pm Tino Serrano y La Orquesta Salsa Dura (stage)
4:20- 4:50pm – El Hijo de Borikén (stage)
4:50pm – Piquete (stage)
How to be part of this year’s Feria
Since 1979, La Feria del Barrio has celebrated Latino culture, family, and the economic and educational aspirations of the people of North Philadelphia with live Latine music, dancing, food, arts, crafts, and more
Feria has increased opportunities for artists, promoted civic engagement, attracted new audiences, and built new relationships with other arts and community organizations. It has also helped create an environment for improved economic and commercial activity. Since Feria del Barrio happens in the heart of Latino Philadelphia at El Centro de Oro, the business and arts district, its economic benefits impact this corridor and community directly. The partner organizations keep Reria a family-friendly destination with activities for children and entertainment for all ages.
Without support from local businesses, vendors, and corporate sponsors Feria can’t go on. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, organizers clean the streets, move tables, set up booths, etc., costing much less than other such festivals. We have developed respectful relationships to guarantee a safe, family-oriented, and trouble-free event that benefits the local community and attracts new visitors to the area. For Feria to succeed it must rely on all our supporters. As a corporate sponsor or vendor, your business can capitalize on and be part of the strength and pride that Latine arts and culture bring. And with your aid, we will sustain and increase the growth of the North Philadelphia community. Feria has hosted thousands of guests each year–and this year will be better than ever.