When Festival Latino kicks off this year - with the Downtown skyline as a beautiful backdrop - Genoa Park will be filled with some incredible sights, smells and sounds.

When Festival Latino kicks off this year - with the Downtown skyline as a beautiful backdrop - Genoa Park will be filled with some incredible sights, smells and sounds.

The vibrant two-day festival will showcase the food, art and music of Latino culture. It's also a lot of fun.

For many attendees, the main attraction is the food, and for good reason. Mexican, Columbian, Nicaraguan, Caribbean, Venezuelan and Filipino vendors will all be on hand serving up dishes sure to have you saying, "Muy bueno!" There will also be a couple of traditional fair food spots with hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes and elephant ears.

While you may whet your appetite for Latino culture with the cuisine, there's plenty more to enjoy.

The salsa music of Tito Rojas, also know as El Gallo Salsero or The Rooster, will get the crowd moving Sunday evening. And Saturday's headliners may be no Menudo, but 24 Horas - a trio of soul-singing New Yorkers - have the boy-band bravado and chops to match.

Local musician Enrique Infante will take the stage with his band, Deja Vu, before 24 Horas. Also, make sure to check out some of the dance performances - those dancers are impressive.

Stop by the vendor booths to see jewelry, art, crafts and other traditional items, as well as the showcase of work by Latino artists who live in Ohio.

Also, be sure to check out COSI's liquid oxygen show at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Yeah, it's (supposedly) for kids, but who cares.