Main Street Latin Festival

Chris will be at the Sylvan Clock at 1500 Main Street and Hampton wearing white shorts and tyedye tshirt at 11am


Each year, the streets of downtown Columbia are filled with the sounds of salsa, meringue, reggaeton and grupero music and the enticing aromas of traditional Latin cuisine. Festival-goers line up for a chance to try authentic dishes like alcapurrias: an alcapurria is made from a doughy mixture of mashed tubers and vegetable roots (yuca, green bananas or green plantains) that grow on the island of Puerto Rico. The dough surrounds a center of heavily seasoned meat. Cooks spoon the meat into the center. Or try empanadillas (empanadas are made by folding dough or bread around stuffing, which usually consists of a variety of meat, cheese, huitlacoche, vegetables or fruits). Also available are pinchos (shish kabob), chicharon (pork skins), arroz (rice), habicuelas (beans), tostones (plantains) and carne frita (fried steak).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I was having trouble with my email. I'm just now seeing these comments. Sorry I missed you guys. I stayed at the clock until 11:10. I did find two people there. I'm so glad you all visited the kiosks and had a good time anyway. I didn't realize it myself, but there is another clock on Main and Washington. Hope to see you guys next time!

    August 24

  • Brittany s

    couldn't find you guys but we still had a good time! hope to see you all next time!

    August 23

  • Carla W.

    i got there at 11, however, dingy me was not at the right corner. However, there was a lot of neat little kiosks selling their ware.

    August 23

  • Delores M.

    I got a late start to my day. Sorry, I'll miss this one.

    August 23

  • Denise F.

    I am also running late. I might end up missing it. Bummer!

    August 23

  • Diana

    I am going to be running late. I see you at festival.

    August 23

  • Red H.

    There is also a public parking garage at the corner of main and Taylor st.

    1 · August 22

  • Carla W.

    Hello, I am bringing my friend Thea tomorrow, hopefully parking will not be a big deal. Any suggestions????

    August 22

    • Alita H.

      There's a free parking garage on Assembly Street across from either the post office or the library

      1 · August 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we meeting?

    August 17

    • Alita H.

      If you are up for hosting, go ahead and pick a spot and time.

      August 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are you not going to be there? Sure, I'll host. Can you change the time to 11:00? I'll be at the Sylvan Clock at 1500 Main Street and Hampton wearing white shorts and tyedye tshirt at 11:00

      August 17

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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