Celebrating Culture and Community in the Quad Cities
Who We Are VIVA Quad Cities
VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta is a non-profit organization that was established in 1994 and is the only fiesta of its kind between Des Moines, Chicago and Milwaukee that celebrates the vibrant Hispanic culture in the Quad Cities while raising funds for college scholarships. We have teamed up with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to host this annual event. In partnership with the Davenport and Moline LULAC Councils, the Greater Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the Quad Cities Fiesta Parade, we are dedicated to assisting area students achieve their college dream.
Hosted in Moline, the fiesta demonstrates the growing diversity and vitality of the Hispanic community in the Iowa/Illinois Quad-Cities. Food booths, arts, crafts and entertainment are highlights of the Fiesta. The various Hispanic cultures are represented at the event through vendors, exhibits, food, but best of all music and dancing. The Fiesta is an extremely family-friendly event for children of all ages. Special children’s areas and activities are held during the first half of the day. For those who want to put on their salsa or cumbia shoes, the evening programs features different Latino bands from the Midwest.
The Fiesta and organization continues to grow and succeed in raising scholarship money with over $280,000 awarded in scholarships since 1994. Viva Quad Cities Fiesta is made possible through the outstanding support of numerous sponsors. Through their kind donations, VIVA Quad Cities has grown to the event that is it is today.
The event could not take place if it weren’t for the hundreds of community volunteers that have donated their time over the years to make this exciting event a success.
Luis S. Moreno