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7/30/2014 4:01:00 PM
Fiesta Amistad set to return in August

Erik Pague
Reporter


After having to cancel last year's event, American Fiesta Amistad organizer and president Emiliano Martinez is very excited to see the music festival return to Lion's Park Aug. 8 and 9.
"We're just tickled it's back on - absolutely," Martinez said. "I invite the whole public and surrounding communities to come over and check us out because it's just going to be fun all around."
In the past, the two-day festival has brought together all kinds of members from the multicultural community to enjoy music, food and family entertainment in the spirit of friendship - amistad in Spanish. Martinez said he was devastated when he couldn't bring the festival back to town last year and hopes the revived Fiesta Amistad will really drive the point of bringing the people of Othello together by sharing with each other what makes the various
communities great.
"It's about music and it's about friendship mostly," Martinez said. "They missed it last year ... the whole family has fun."
He said taking the year off - despite not wanting to - has allowed him to refocus on what makes Fiesta what it is. Festivities will begin Friday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. with music set to get underway an hour later. Martinez said he hopes to fit four bands in that night, with two Hispanic acts and two Anglo acts ready to go if
time allows.
The music will continue the following afternoon when a ceremony kicks off the remainder of the festival at 2:30 p.m. Martinez said the music will go until 10 p.m. that night, but if that isn't enough, there will be plenty of food and vendors to browse, along with displays from organizations like Columbia Basin Health Association and the Department of Social and Health Services. Some activities for kids will be available, as well, with members of the Othello High School Leo Club volunteering to lead some of them.
Getting into Fiesta Amistad is free and Martinez hopes as many people as possible attend to help get some exposure for the local musicians who will be featured.
"It was built, it was made and really organized to be a local event," he said. "We've got local groups that are very, very talented and that's one of the things that's making it go. They're crazy to get back on the stage and perform."





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