Grammy nominee Eddie Gonzalez to play Fiesta Hispana

July 31-Aug. 1 event at Sportscore II features carnival, games, and jalapeno pepper-eating contest

Fiesta Hispana 2004 heats up the summer at ISC Sportscore II, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1.

Enjoy sizzling entertainment featuring Grammy nominee Eddie Gonzalez, Los Panchis, Bandoleros de Durango, and the colorful Ballet Folklorico Festival of San Antonio.

Dance to hot salsa rhythms with the Ricky Luis Orchestra, Que Flavor and other fabulous entertainers.

There’s family fun for everyone with a big carnival, a jalapeno pepper-eating contest, grito (yelling) contest, dance contest, soccer games, queen coronation, and children’s crafts.

Fiesta Hispana presents this colorful ethnic festival in partnership with the Rockford Park District.

Daily admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the gate; children 10 and younger are free. Tickets are now on sale. Celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture at Fiesta Hispana, so hot, it’s cool!

Tickets are available at:

Rockford Park District, 1401 N. 2nd St., Rockford

ISC Sportscore II, 8800 E. Riverside, Loves Park

Taco Loco, 1122 S. Main St., Rockford

Novedades Azteca, 815 E. State St., Rockford

Mireya’s Salon, 803 Montague St., Rockford

La Canasta, 514 S. State St., Belvidere

Northern Illinois Insurance Service, 123 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford

Aaron’s Rentals, 6321 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

Order online at

ISC Sportscore II is just east of I-90 and Riverside Boulevard in Loves Park.

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