Pocono Latin Festival to celebrate cultural pride in East Stroudsburg

I personally: Celebrate your pride this weekend in the Burgs.

The Pocono Latin Fest — now in its eighth year — returns from noon to 7 pm Sunday with the tropical sounds of reggaetón, merengue and salsa, plus diverse eats and plenty of cultural pride.

The festival was founded in 2014 by Edwin and Karen Prudencio, who wanted to showcase the diversity of the Poconos.

The couple will emcee the event, along with media personalities, Christina Luna (Cafe with Christina, Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau) and sets by DJ Jay Lima.

Over the years, the celebration has grown in size, evidence of the area’s growing Hispanic and Latino community.

The Hispanic or Latino population in Monroe County grew 28.1%, from 22,288 at the 2020 census to 28,558.

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