The Catholic University of America invites you to "Sabor y Cultura - A Celebration of Latin American Culture," a spectacular event held on our campus that will immerse you in the richness and diversity of Latin American heritage.

September 30, 2023
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
University Mall— Adjacent to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Catholic University’s Campus: 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC.
Parking in University Garage - 3598 John McCormack Rd NE, Washington, DC 20064

Event proceeds will help fund Catholic University student scholarships. 

Join the Celebration!

Student singing dressed in traditional salvadorian attire
    • Free Admission: Experience the enchantment of Latin American culture and traditions free of charge.
    • Pre-Purchase Food: Families have the option to pre-purchase food from participating restaurants. Simply pick up your delectable Latin American dishes at the festival and savor them at your convenience.
    • Fun for All Ages: This family-friendly event offers something for everyone. Engage in interactive workshops, enjoy games, and create lasting memories with your loved ones in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.


Download the event program (PDF)

Events and Offerings

  • Mexican sweet bread

    Savor Authentic Cuisine

    From tantalizing street food to traditional delicacies, our festival brings together renowned restaurants to offer you an unforgettable culinary experience. Cuisine from: Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, and Argentina, just to name a few! Pre-purchase food tickets here!
  • Students dancing

    Dance to Rhythms

    Lose yourself in the infectious beats of salsa, merengue, cumbia, and more, accompanied by talented musicians who will have you dancing the night away.
  • Mariachi band singing on campus

    Immerse in Culture

    From folkloric dances to contemporary expressions, be enthralled by the beauty and passion that emanate from the stage. Catholic University’s own Oliveira Lima Library, Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies, and our Center for Cultural Engagement students and staff will be on hand as well.
  • Mass being celebrated on campus

    Mass in Spanish

    Join us for a special Mass celebrated in Spanish on campus, adding a spiritual dimension to the celebration and connecting with Latin American religious traditions.

    Mass will be at 11:00am in the McMahon Hall foyer.

Discover Our Campus

By attending "Sabor y Cultura," families and children  will not only experience the vibrant cultures of Latin America but also see the beauty of a Catholic University education. Campus tours will be available throughout the day and our admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions and help explore if a Catholic University education is a good fit. 

Partners and Sponsors

Our Co-Sponsors

Our Vendors

  • La Tingeria logo

    La Tingeria

  • Aroma Latin Fusion logo

    Aroma Latin Fusion

  • Monique Kitchen logo

    Monique Kitchen

  • Sabores Tapas Bar logo

    Sabores Tapas Bar

  • Cabal Autentico Chorizo logo


  • Patty's Gourmet logo

    Patty's Gourmet

  • Peru Gift Shop logo

    Peru Gift Shop

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