Plenty of culture will be on display at the 11th annual Hispanic Festival at St. Jude Catholic Church, including folk dances, vocal contests, bands, dancing groups, and cartoon characters representing a host of different nations. Of course, food is a huge part of the celebration, with tacos, paella, empanadas, desserts, and so much more to taste or to take home. There will also be children's games, face painting, a Miss Princess contest and prizes. All proceeds go to the church to help the programs for the needy.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Saint Jude Catholic Church/Hispanic American Center, 3930 17th St., Sarasota; 955-3934; stjudesarasota.com.