Festival Latino is one of the liveliest cultural events and one damn good time. There's an atmosphere of excitement in everything, and everyone is looking to have fun - from the musicians and dancers to the crowd and even the vendors. And let's not forget about the food. The smells alone are enough to draw you in.

Why you should go:

Festival Latino is one of the liveliest cultural events and one damn good time. There's an atmosphere of excitement in everything, and everyone is looking to have fun - from the musicians and dancers to the crowd and even the vendors. And let's not forget about the food. The smells alone are enough to draw you in.

What to eat & drink:

A host of Latin cuisines will be available from Mexican, Colombian and Puerto Rican vendors. There are also some typical festival foods (corndogs, funnel cakes, elephant ears) and the Short North's Late Night Slice will serve "Latin pizza."

You can wash it all down with either Dos Equis Amber or Lager.

Entertainment:

The headlining acts for both nights should be excellent. Saturday night's "Our Latin Thing" is a tribute to legendary Latin label Fania with singers and musicians performing the hits from the label's biggest stars. Sunday, salsa maestro and Grammy-nominated Jerry Rivera will play at 6:30 p.m.

Don't miss:

For the first time, Ohio-based Latino artists will have their work displayed at the festival in the Artists' Showcase area. Numerous artists' works - paintings, photography, graphic design, jewelry - will also be available for purchase.