The Local Festival by chef James debuts in South Florida on Sunday, April 2

The Local Festival by chef James debuts in South Florida on Sunday, April 2

The Local Festival by chef James debuts in South Florida on Sunday, April 2

"Our goal is to produce the largest and most important Latin American festival for families in the United States." There is no better city to start the Local Festival than Miami, "says Byron Appel, CEO of PTALA. >

The Bayside Marketplace, known as the anchor of downtown Miami, saw the Festival Locales as the perfect event to accompany its 30th anniversary celebration. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the festival will be used to benefit the Miami Bayside Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing economic development in Miami through small business loans and a vast array of scholarship programs with a myriad of institutions "With the enormous community spirit that Bayside has achieved over the years, especially through its Miami Bayside Foundation, it was a natural decision to invite the Local Festival to the central stage of the community in Miami, "says Pamela Weller, general manager of Bayside.

Chef James Tahhan, the official chef of Telemundo and host of his morning show New Day will present the Festival Local along with honorary presidents, Mayor Tomás Regalado and his wife, Ana Cristina Regalado.

"Bayside is the jewel of the City of Miami, and we are celebrating its 30th anniversary. with residents, South Florida residents, and the town of Miami, the magic city, "says Mayor Thomas Regalado.

Chef James will also lead the panel of celebrities who will be judges of the culinary competition in conjunction with the Miami Culinary Institute, one of the many events focused on gastronomy. "The Local Festival is a platform to showcase my passion for the culinary arts and my love for the Latin American community," explains Chef James.

Bayside Marketplace marketers who have thrived thanks to loans from the Miami Bayside Foundation will be present for a free tasting.


of Miami Dade and Broward, selected by personalities of Latin music, will showcase their talent on the stage of Latinos on Fast Track in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The Festival Locals:

Festival Films Locals:
  • outstanding film programs in Miami-Dade to produce short films to be screened at Locals to amaze both the public and film critics.
Visual arts exhibitions in tents:
  • Fashion students at Miami International Art and Design University will design tents
Art for Locals:
  • An exhibit for students of select art from Miami-Dade, where they will be able to highlight the use of recycled materials in the creation of imaginative artistic works with an ecological conscience.

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