There had been a threat of rain, but instead it turned out to be a very pleasant and enjoyable evening for Fontana residents who attended the city's annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration/La Gran Fiesta.

A big crowd of about 3,750 people came to Miller Park to see an entertaining performance by the renowned cumbia group La Sonora Dinamita as well as other musicians and dancers on Sept. 28.

The event also included lots of food vendors in addition to activities for children.

One of the highlights was provided by the Fontana High School Folklorico Dancers. Brianna Gutierrez, one of the Fohi students, said before the event that she was looking forward to performing.

"It's really exciting and fun because I've never really done a festival before, and I'm sure there's going to be a lot of people that get to watch us and see what we can do," she said.

Oscar Hernandez, a drummer for Fontana-based Danza Azteca Nuevo Amanecer Guadalupano, was delighted with the response the group received.

"It's a great night, seeing all these people get together for their own culture and heritage," Hernandez said.

Also performing were Trio Ellas and Marimba Tropical.

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