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40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh is privileged to celebrate the 40th Latin American and Caribbean Festival on Saturday, April 4, 2020. An innovative initiative promoted by Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Shirley Kregar as a way to “bring Latin America” to Pitt students in 1979 has now grown into an emblematic tradition, attracting more than 3,000 people yearly and forming part of Pittsburgh’s cultural fabric for generations.

The Festival reflects the diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean, connecting participants of all ages through attractions including cultural activities, cuisine, art and music centered on Latin American and Caribbean traditions and celebrations. Moreover, the Festival’s appeal includes the opportunity to access  travelling consulates, advocacy and ancillary legal services and support.  Please join us for this joyful yearly happening as we celebrate our roots and look forward to an auspicious future.


For photos from previous Festival and information, please visit:

Saturday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 1st Floor--Galleria
230 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260