FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and a local festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage went virtual this year.

Organizers for the Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Hertiage Festival wanted to keep the celebration alive.

Local artists provided entertainment like dancing and singing outside of Big Box Karaoke, which was streamed online.

Michelle Smith with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce was one of the hosts. She said just because it can’t be in person doesn’t mean the celebration shouldn’t go on.

“This community of people are such a joyous community and such an important part of the Northwest Arkansas area and their contributions need to be recognized and celebrated,” she said.

This marks the eighth year for the festival. If you missed out on the fun Thursday, you can still watch the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration online!

Smith said to keep the celebrating going there will be a screening of the Disney movie “Coco” at the Walton Arts Center on November 1. Tickets are available for screenings in both English and Spanish.