Over the past four years, we have thrown four very different Fiestas! In our first year, with over $30,000 in community sponsorships, we threw an amazing block party in Central Park, one that exceeded our wildest hopes. With amazing food, a fantastic cantina, live music all day long, great kids’ activities, and an active Mercado full of vendors, we spent all day celebrating the Hispanic community that has been such an important part of our area for so many years—though often unrecognized. After all the bills were paid, we were even able to donate $5,000 to the Migrant Resource Council, the single largest donation they have received and one that transformed the services they offered migrant families in our area in 2019. The next year was disrupted by COVID, but we threw a Fiesta in line with best practices for safety during the pandemic and were able to donate $5,500 to Lighthouse Immigration Advocates in 2020, $5,000 to the Immigrant Relief Fund at St. John’s Episcopal Church in 2021 and $3,000 to Latin Americans United for Progress in 2022. We’re looking forward to his year’s Fiesta and hope you will join us in the celebration!

This year Tri-Cities Puentes Initiative (TCPI) is thrilled to be preparing for the 5th annual Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta, now bigger than ever. 

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. we will kick off our all-day Fiesta with a Parade of Flags marching from the Grand Haven Central Park on Washington Avenue and First Avenue to the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium. 

Performances will begin at 12:00 PM with dancing, DJs and live musical performances until 10:30pm.  A Mercado with artisans, nonprofits, and businesses will be available throughout the marina along with children’s activities until 6:00pm. Food vendors and the Beer Tent will be available until 10:30pm.

At 6:00pm doors will open for an epic concert of the year with the Latin Grammy Award Winner Bobby Pulido en Vivo: Una Noche De Fiesta y Alegria. The concert begins promptly at 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Click here to buy concert tickets

Following the concert doors will open to the public for Grand Haven's Musical Fountain for the Disney Encanto themed show from 9:00pm-9:30pm. DJ will take the stage once more to continue the party going from 9:30pm - 10:30pm.


Reyna Masko

Ottawa County/Grand Haven Human Relations Commission

The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer

Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church
Grand Haven