Hattiesburg hosts 3rd annual El Grito Latin Festival

Hattiesburg hosts 3rd annual El Grito Latin Festival

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg hosted a third annual event Saturday celebrating Hispanic heritage.

The El Grito Latin Festival was held at Town Square Park.

It featured music, food and lots of activities for children.

It celebrates Mexican Independence (Sept. 16) and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15).

It was sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg, along with the University of Southern Mississippi's School of Social Work, the Mississippi Health Access Collaborative and La Mexicana.