This weekend is the annual Bolivian Festival in Manassas.
September 3 at 10 a.m. the festival will kick off at the Prince William Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Road.
According to Andrea Encinas, one of the performers for the event, said that the festival is one of the largest Bolivian events in the area. The festival is run by the organization Comite Pro Bolivia.
Encinas said that more than 50 Bolivian folk groups are participating.
“It’s to highlight all of the groups, all of the dance groups, and basically unify and celebrate Bolivian culture,” said Encinas.
According to Encinas, Northern Virginia has one of the highest Bolivian populations in the area.
The festival will mimic authentic Bolivian celebrations, and will include traditional dances and food.
The event is open to the public and tickets are $16 per person.