The third annual Festival PEOPLE en Español brings celebrity and speaker favorites to San Antonio on August 30-31, 2014

  • “Inspiring the Next Generation” features a stellar lineup of celebrities, speakers and family fun activities
  • Zendaya to Headline Chicas Poderosas Concert Powered by Disney

San Antonio, TX, 2014-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The third annual Festival PEOPLE en Español brings a lineup of celebrity and speaker favorites to San Antonio with free daytime family-fun activities and the Chicas Poderosas Concert powered by Disney on Saturday night.

Argentine actor, model and entertainer Julián Gil, professional boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, television legend Don Francisco and Dra. Ana María Polo of the popular TV show, “Caso Cerrado,” are among the international influencers and celebrities who will participate in Festival PEOPLE en Español.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, “Inspiring the Next Generation” entertainment takes center stage with a family-fun weekend experience at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center—all free and open to the public.

Attendees can expect a robust line-up of fan meet-and-greets and main stage presentations on topics ranging from Hollywood fashion to education and wellness. Festival PEOPLE en Español is expanding its daytime offerings—with a substantial increase in celebrity talent and twice as many performers. Each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival’s free daytime experience will feature engaging on-site activities for attendees, free give-aways, movie screenings, authentic San Antonio cuisine and more from the community’s favorite brands.

The Chicas Poderosas Concert powered by Disney will feature one of today’s hottest young performers, Zendaya (with additional talent to be announced), from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Lila Cockrell Theater.

Other celebrities scheduled to appear throughout the weekend are actress-singer Maite Perroni, novela star Sara Maldonado, singers Priscila Ángel and Jaci Velásquez, TV personalities Myrka Dellanos, Poncho de Anda and Alejandra Oraa, actor Eduardo Verastegui, singer-actors Mane de la Parra, Carlos Ponce and Gabriel Coronel, actress Génesis Rodríguez and comedienne Cristela Alonzo.

Many activities of FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL will be dual language, in a mash-up of languages that universally brings everyone together.

“Latino Millennials, who comprise more than a third of PEOPLE en Español’s audience, are leading the country’s positive trends in educational attainment and making tremendous strides,” said Monique Manso, publisher of PEOPLE en Español. “PEOPLE en Español is dedicated to Inspiring the Next Generation –from San Antonio and around the country– by celebrating our youth and presenting empowering content and interactive experiences for the entire family this Labor Day weekend.”

The Chicas Poderosas Concert tickets start at $25, and are available now through Ticketmaster. For tickets and more information, visit

Sponsors of Festival PEOPLE en Español 2014 include Disney, ABC, Jeep, Strayer University, Center for Disease Control, AARP, HBO Latino, HEB, Azteca, the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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