DANBURY, Conn. — The popular Ecuadorian Festival made its return to Ives Concert Park in Danbury, running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, as the area's Ecuadorian community came out to party.
The festival featured cultural activities, including many types of food, drinks, games, vendors, children's activities, and live music — featuring El Chaval, Bachata Heightz and Gerardo Moran.
"I think this is amazing," said Kelly Pelaez, the Danbury Civic Center's Queen of Ecuador, who moved from Orinte, Ecuador, to the U.S. seven years ago.
"Every year we do this, and it's nice to see all the Ecuadorian culture together," Pelaez said. "I like the food, and there's good music. We are a big community, so it's nice to see all the people here together at the festival every year."
"It's a very popular festival," said Maria Arias of Danbury, who moved here from Ecuador 11 years ago. "We come to celebrate every year, and we have a great time. We come to see the music, some people play dodgeball and other sports. And there's lots of food."
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