The Wildwoods To Host 3rd Annual Festival Playero Latin Food & Music Festival

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

Photo credit: The Wildwoods.

THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — The 2023 Festival Playero Latin Food and Music Festival will be held Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 in the Wildwoods, the Puerto Rican Action Committee (PRAC) of Southern New Jersey has announced.

The festival will take place on the beach at Lincoln Avenue between Morey’s Adventure and Mariner Piers. This year’s event will feature El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Raul Acosta and Oro Solido, and Brenda K. Starr. Up-and-coming talent from the local region, authentic Latin food, plus a cash bar with wine and beer for sale will also be featured. The festival is rain or shine.

“We are thrilled to host South Jersey’s largest bicultural/bilingual Latin music festival once again,” said Ralph Padilla, CEO of PRAC of Southern New Jersey in a press release from The Wildwoods. “We want to thank the City of Wildwood for their efforts in enabling us to host this event, and offer our gratitude to our musical guests for coming together for this grand celebration. Together we celebrate our community and culture with live music, food, and fun on the beach. It will be an event you don’t want to miss!”

The events kick off Friday, August 11, with a White Night party hosted by Morey’s Piers PigDog Beach Bar from 7-11 p.m. with music from Noche Blanca. Access is exclusive to Executive VIPs and VIPs. All guests who are attending must dress in all white! Appetizers will be served for the first two hours, and there will be a cash bar.

Festival Playero for all ticket holders takes place on Saturday, August 12 from noon to 9 p.m. Bring a towel to save your spot on the beach. Chairs will be provided for Executive VIPs and VIP ticketholders.

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