Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Immerse your senses in Spain and Latin America’s passion for food, dance, music and decorative arts as the Queen Victoria Market host the 6th Annual ‘La Plaza del Mercado’ festival on Sunday, 18th April from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Entry is Free.

Showcasing Melbourne’s contemporary Latin American and Spanish music, this year’s programme will feature new interpretations of the traditional rhythms of salsa, merengue, and bossa nova. The line-up will also include fiery performances by leading tango and flamenco dancers.

Taste authentic flavours at a wide variety of speciality market stalls, preparing typical dishes from the twenty-two different Spanish speaking countries and browse the treasures of the traditional arts and crafts. There will also be plenty for the kids to do with a magical act, face painting, a Bollywood dance workshop, music body percussion and more.

We invite all Melbournians to come and enjoy the day. Sample sizzling paella, dance a sumptuous samba or relax with a refreshing drink. Don’t miss the transformation of the Queen Victoria Market into a vibrant and colourful community celebration!!!

La Plaza del Mercado is brought to you by CELAS (The Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre Inc.) who provide community assistance and services to the 25,000 Spanish speaking people in Victoria. Proudly sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and the City of Melbourne, the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said:

“La Plaza del Mercado is an exciting, unique, fun filled event. It is an opportunity to hear the voices of the Latin and Spanish community within Melbourne’s multicultural society.”

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EVENT: La Plaza del Mercado
WHEN: Sunday 18th April (9:00am to 4:00pm)
WHERE: Queen Victoria Market, Elizabeth St.

Contact Profile

CELAS (The Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre Inc.)

CELAS is a community agency based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 1977, we have assisted the Spanish speaking community of Victoria. Our objective is to meet the needs of Spanish speakers in the fields of education, interpretation, health and social assistance, among others.
Peter Barlow
P: 03 9412 6600

Pan International Creative Services

PAN International Creative Services provides total event management with an emphasis on creative direction utilising the areas of arts, culture, education and entertainment. PAN is also an entertainment provider and programmer representing over 4000 performance groups and acts Australia-wide from more than 160 different cultural groups as well as countless genres of entertainment. PAN aims to promote and utilise the many cultures of our global community and connect them through innovative and memorable events. PAN International Creative Services draws on Australia’s greatest asset, our cultural diversity to deliver this to you.
Peter Barlow
P: 03 9412 6600


Queen Victoria Market host the 6th Annual ‘La Plaza del Mercado’ festival on Sunday, 18th April from 9:00am to 4:00pm



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