Astros plan festival for Hispanic Heritage Month

Astros plan festival for Hispanic Heritage Month

HOUSTON -- The Astros will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 28 with a pregame festival at the plaza on Crawford Street outside of Minute Maid Park from 2-6 p.m. CT.

Events include live music with La Orquesta Salmerum; a salsa and Merengue dancing show and lesson; the presence of seven local food trucks from Houston; an autograph session with Jose Cruz, Alex Trevino, Francisco Romero and an Astros player to be announced; and an on-stage chat with general manager Jeff Luhnow, and players Jonathan Villar and Carlos Corporan.

The festival is free.

The ceremonial first pitch prior to that night's 6:10 p.m. CT game against the Yankees will be thrown by syndicated Univision radio personality Raul Brindis. A pregame flag ceremony will represent the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and the players from those countries.

Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.