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Introducing ¡La Vida 2021!

¡La Vida 2021!

Join us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and the Country Club of Colorado for ¡La Vida 2021!, a cultural evening celebrating Hispanic heritage. This annual event is the first of its kind in Colorado Springs and will feature many attractions to fill the summer evening.

First and foremost, you will taste authentic Hispanic food from a broad range of Colorado Springs restaurants, from La Casita Mexican Grill to Piglatin Cocina to Mota’s Best, and so many other local cuisine entrepreneurs! Cleanse your palette with craft beer from local breweries influenced by blossoming Hispanic culture and local Colorado ingredients. Both are included in the price of admission and guests are welcome to get their fill.

You will also need your dancing shoes — with live performances from salsa band Sontres and Latin Gypsy guitarist Ryan Flores, it will be hard to resist moving your hips to the Latin music! There will even be dance instructors offering all the right salsa moves, perfect for impressing your partner or even someone in the crowd. As you enter the parking lot, you’ll find a classic car show where you may meander through up to sixty classic vehicles, all presenting for a number of awards which will be announced at 8pm. Finally, Alejandro de Hoyos, who you might know as "The Latino James Bond," will make a celebrity guest appearance in the VIP tent area. And this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as ¡La Vida! activities.

We’re proud to partner with the Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council to present ¡La Vida 2021! The Hispanic Chamber’s mission is to assist business owners with business development and sustainable growth. They provide networking services, educational events, and strategic partnerships. They have experienced an increase from twenty-two to one-hundred-and-sixty business members over the past two-and-a-half years due to their hard work in the community.

Carmen Abeyta, who was recently awarded the Hispanic Chamber Excelencia Business Legacy Award, loves that the Hispanic Business Council honors organizations like hers who are making a difference within the community. Carmen works with El Cinco de Mayo Inc. to promote cultural awareness and offer scholarships to underserved students. You can learn more about El Cinco de Mayo and how to contribute here.

“As the largest minority in Colorado Springs, the Latino Community is both vibrant and diverse!” says Joe Aldaz, the President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Local restaurants range from Puerto Rican to Peruvian to El Salvadorian cuisine, and business owners come from all walks of life, offering so much to the broader Colorado community. Joe says this diversity is exactly what inspired ¡La Vida 2021! He hopes the event will help spread awareness for niche restaurants and diverse businesses, while also showing the community the buying power of the Latino population.

When asked what Aldaz’s final invitation to the public was, he said, “If you want to have a fun summer evening, La Vida is going to be where’s it’s at, with Latin cuisine, entertainment, the ability to meet new clientele, and general community fun in the Rocky Mountains. Guests will not have to listen to speeches or adhere to a certain agenda. We just want to have a fun cultural event! Everyone is invited to join.”

Be a part of Colorado Springs' first-ever La Vida Event! You can purchase tickets to ¡La Vida 2021! here.