On Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 10 p.m., the City of Annapolis will host a “Flowers Festival” at “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center. The event is for all ages and is free to the public.

At the event, guests can enjoy a beautiful show of folkloric dance from Hispanic countries including Spain, Mexico, Panama and more. Attendees can sample delicious Hispanic cuisine and dance to Salsa music, while children enjoy arts and crafts activities.

 “The Flowers Festival is a wonderful celebration of the beginning of springtime and a unique experience to learn about Hispanic heritage from people living right here in our own community,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “This event will be both fun and delicious!”

Participants are encouraged to dress up in traditional clothes, or come to the recreation center to get a “paliacate” (Mexican scarf/handkerchief) or flowers to wear.

The event is sponsored by the City of Annapolis, Center of Help and Juntos Con Annapolis.

Local businesses have generously contributed to make this event a success. They include: Alfredo’s Driving, Annapolis Hispanic Services , District Lighting Group, El Toro Bravo , Jalapeños Restaurant, Jalapeños Market, Hartcorn Studios , Heart of Hands Homecare, Lowes , Mi Lindo Cancún, Oaxaca Imports , Parole Shoe and Luggage, Prestige Services, LLC, Victoria Mexcur/Alejandra Moucha , and Wimsey Cove Art & Framing.

The “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center is located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.