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People en Español Brings ‘Festival’ To San Antonio September 1-2

Annual Celebration of Hispanic Entertainment and Culture Comes to San Antonio for the First Time

Two-day Festival Will Feature some of the Biggest Names in Hispanic Entertainment

Apr 5, 2012

(New York, NY) — People en Español will bring its “Festival” event-celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community-to San Antonio, TX, on September 1 – 2, it was announced today by Monique Manso, Publisher of People en Español, and Julián Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio.

A weekend celebration of the hottest in Latino culture featuring concerts, celebrity appearances, family activities, workshops and more, People en Español’s Festival is an annual event that will relocate from New York City to San Antonio for the first time. Festival San Antonio will now become a destination weekend for all things celebrating Latino heritage and culture.

San Antonio’s Alamodome will host Festival’s evening concerts festivities from 8 p.m. – Midnight, on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will be the host site for the free to the public day-time activities, including celebrity appearances and panel discussions. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on September 1 and 2, visitors to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center can expect to catch Q&A sessions with celebrities, hear tips from leading industry experts on topics ranging from fashion to wellness, receive samples from event sponsors, and enter-to-win contests. Guest appearances will include motivational speaker and People en Español columnist, Maria Marin, and People en Español Fashion and Beauty Director, Kika Rocha.

The complete Festival weekend is expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the city of San Antonio and its famed downtown River Walk area.

“People en Español is proud to partner with the City of San Antonio,” said Monique Manso, Publisher. “We have grown Festival from a one-day event in New York City to two full days of events and activities for the whole family. We believe that San Antonio is the perfect city to celebrate Hispanic heritage with its diverse culture and wonderful community.”

“People en Español’s Festival is an ideal opportunity to showcase San Antonio’s rich culture and vibrant community to a national and international audience,” said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. “Not only will the event have a positive impact on our economy, but it also provides an opportunity to further promote San Antonio as a destination for culture and major events.”

For more information on People en Español’s Festival, visit www.peopleenespanol.com/festival

People en Español
People en Español was launched in 1996 as a special issue, and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, People en Español’s guaranteed circulation is 540,000 and reaches over six million readers every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends, and compelling human-interest stories. People en Español delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics in the U.S. People en Español celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2011. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visit www.PeopleEnEspanol.com.


People en Español
Amy Galleazzi, amy_galleazzi@peoplemag.com or 212.522.3689
Elvis Lizardo, Elvis_lizardo@peoplemag.com or 212.522.9658

San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
Krystal Jones, krystaljones@visitsanantonio.com or 210.207.6758

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