Festival Betances, an annual event celebrating New England’s Latinx community, takes place on July 20-21, 2019 at Plaza Betances, 100 W. Dedham Street, in Boston’s South End. The event is free and open to the public.

A special festure this year is Latinas en foco — Latinas in focus —with a female led artist lineup.

The event kicks off with a parade, followed by a weekend of Latin musici, traditional cuisine, arts and crafts, a greased pole competition, children’s activities such as face painting and inflatables, and other features that highlight the diversity of Latinx culture.

Festival Betances is hosted by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is a non-profit organization and community development corporation located in Boston’s South End. IBA offers affordable housing and supportive programming to improve the knowledge, life skills and health of participants of all ages.

For year round information on visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.