Thousands expected for Spanish-American Festival

Photo: Courtesy Keyport Spanish-American ClubPhoto: Courtesy Keyport Spanish-American Club

KEYPORT — A crowd of about 3,000 is expected Saturday to attend the Spanish-American Festival at Broad and First Streets.

The festival, now in its 17th year, will run from noon to 7:30 p.m. at Beach Park.

Organizers from the Keyport Spanish-American Club describe the party as a giant family picnic where you can chow down on Latino fare and dance to live music.

The Atomic Band, Ray Rodriguez y su Sabroso, DJ Lady C and La Comai Buena de N.J. will all perfrom.

The day isn’t all fun and games. A total of $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to three outstanding Spanish-American borough students.

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