Whether its reggaeton, bachata, salsa, or mariachi — there is a wide variety of Latin American musical styles with a massive fan base among the Hispanic community of the US. With this wave of popularity comes the hunger for world-class music festivals where die-hard fans can see their favorite stars performing live. If you fall into this bracket and you love Latin music, then check out our list of the hottest Hispanic music festivals right here in the United States.

iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina – Miami, FL (November)

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The heart of Miami beats to the tune of the Latin music world’s biggest stars. This year’s stage at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will welcome Pitbull, Nicky Jam, Farruko, and Becky, to name just a few. Plus, visitors from out of town can also enjoy Miami‘s amazing beaches, art galleries, and restaurants when in town, making it the ideal festival to build a trip around.

Los Dells Festival – Madison, Wisconsin (September)

 

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Los Dells is bravely going where no Latino music festival has gone before — the rural Midwest! Set on acres of land on a ranch in Madison, the 2-day festival wants to show the world that a Latin music festival can be held successfully in a rural setting outside major cities. The diverse lineup for 2018 included Wisin & Yendel, Banda MS, Bad Bunny, Flo Rida, and El Tri.

The 35th New York Salsa Festival (June)

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Don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes for this one! New York‘s Barclays Center plays host to some of the biggest names in salsa. 2018’s lineup included such stars as Willie Colón, Oscar D’León, Rey Ruiz, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Charlie Aponte, Grupo Niche, Los Adolescentes, Africando, Tony Vega, and David Pabón.

Ruido Fest – Chicago, IL (July)

 

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This 3-day festival lights up the Addams/Medill Park every July with a massive Latino musical lineup that includes great bands as well as famous DJs. It’s the perfect excuse to make a great trip out to the Windy City, so don’t miss out!

Mariachi USA – Los Angeles, CA (June)

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Mad about mariachi? Then the Mariachi USA festival is the place to be! the annual Latino-themed event is held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and it has been going strong over the past few decades, with the festival set to celebrate its 30th year in 2019. In addition to witnessing some of the best mariachi acts from Mexico and the US, you can also enjoy traditional folkloric performances as well as a massive fireworks display.

 

Know of any other cool Hispanic music festivals in the US? Let us know about them in the comments!

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