Gallery: Colombian Independence Celebration Event

  • Juan C. Zapata, Commissioner of District 11, participates in a dunk tank at the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Daniela Blanco, 19, an employee of Mekatos Bakery, right, helps customers at the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Kids slide down a large water slide during the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sofia Castro, 8 climbs the rock wall at the Colombian Independence Celebration Event at Westwind Park Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Brandon Jimenez, 4, slides down one of two large slides at the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Local Colombian band El Groupo Caribe performs before a large crowd at the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Marlene Cervantes, 68, a cancer survivor from Barranquilla, Colombia, listens to local band El Groupo Caribe during the Colombian Independence Celebration Event Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Westwind Park in Kendall. GREGORY CASTILLO / MIAMI HERALD STAFF