The 6th annual Fiesta del Otoño will take place at Minnetonka High School on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m.
This free event gives teachers, community volunteers and students the opportunity to showcase various Spanish traditions with live entertainment, music, food, crafts, and activities for the entire family. New this year, elementary students will perform musical and dance numbers.
Food vendors including Aurelia’s of Eden Prairie and TequeArepa Venezuelan Food of Eden Prairie will be selling authentic Mexican and Venezuelan food on site.
The featured entertainment this year is Leo and Kathy Lara and Nicolas Carter, a Paraguayan harpist, who will be performing throughout the evening.
Kathy and Leo Lara combine Latin American music, along with European and African music for a unique experience. From the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango to imitating the sounds of the rainforest, and singing a Cuban lullaby – they provide a unique combination of music and storytelling rooted in the Ecuadorean tradition.
Nicolas Carter is a world-renowned harpist and musical performer. He will be playing his harp intermittently throughout the evening. He has been composing, recording, and performing harp music for more than 20 years. In addition, he has recorded nearly a dozen albums in the United States, Europe, and South America, both as a solo artist and with Latin American and international music ensembles.
The evening will end with a traditional sing-along at 7:50 p.m.
This event is student-centered and truly meant for children of any age. All Minnetonka residents and those living in surrounding communities are encouraged to attend.