Main Street Latin Festival 2018

August 26, 2018

The Main Street Latin Festival 2018 took place in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday. I enjoy attending the different cultural festivals in and around Columbia, but this one is my favorite.  It's not the most vegetarian-friendly event for me, but the sheer joy of the people dancing to the music more than makes up for it. The annual event lasts most of the day on Main Street in Columbia.  It begins functionally as an independent, but practical extension of the Soda City Market which is a weekly event on Main Street.  After Soda City Market shuts down in the early afternoon, the Main Street Latin Festival remains and the live music begins. The festival offers food, arts, music, and dancing for hours.

Main Street Latin Festival DancerMain Street Latin Festival Dancerecstatic dancer in the crowd

Main Street Latin Festival RevelersMain Street Latin Festival RevelersThese happy people requested a picture and got it.

Main Street Latin Festival FamilyMain Street Latin Festival Familyspontaneous street portrait of a family at the Main Street Latin Festival

Main Street Latin Festival CigarMain Street Latin Festival Cigara man near me in the crowd smoking a cigar

Main Street Latin Festival Piña ColadaMain Street Latin Festival Piña Coladapiña coladas abound at the Main Street Latin Festival