National Hispanic Heritage Month

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of the U.S. Latinx and Hispanic communities. The event which spans from September 15 – October 15 commemorates how Hispanic individuals and communities influenced and continue to influence and contribute immensely to American society at large.

  • Latinidad Festival 2023
    • Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 5-10 p.m.
    • 2389 Flora Street, DallasTX 75201
    • 2nd Annual Latinidad Festival in Annette Strauss Square FREE, family fun entertainment celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Rhythm and Play (Ritmo y Juegos)
    • Friday, September 15, 2023 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Pleasant Grove Branch Library (7310 Lake June Rd.)
    • Join Pleasant Grove staff every first and third Friday starting 09/01 for a fun and musical hour and then some social time and playtime. Each week will consist of new and fun music related activities along with playtime/social time. For ages 0 – 4 This week kids will listen to music from different Hispanic countries and make their own maraca! All supplies included.

      Acompaña al personal de Pleasant Grove cada primer y tercer viernes a partir del 09/01 para una hora de diversión y música y luego un rato social y de juego. Cada semana consistirá en nuevas y divertidas actividades relacionadas con la música junto con el tiempo de juego y tiempo social. Para edades de 0 a 4 años. Esta semana los niños escucharán música de diferentes países hispanos y ¡harán su propia maraca! Se proporcionará todo el material necesario

  • Hecho en Dallas
    • Opening Reception September 15, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. 
    • Exhibition from September 15- October 14, 2023
    • Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak St.)
    • The Latino Cultural Center proudly announces the return of Hecho en Dallas/Made in Dallas. Forty-six talented artists from the Metroplex will exhibit work in all mediums. 

  • Hispanic Heritage Celebration Featuring the Quinceañera Fashion Show
    • Saturday September 9 & 10, 2023 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (8525 Garland Rd.)
    • The sixth annual Dallas Arboretum Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 9–10, 2023. This two day celebration features food, vendors, live music, cooking demonstrations and, of course, the much anticipated Quinceañera Fashion Show, which kicks off our weekend on September 9. Confirmed entertainment includes fan favorites Havana NRG, performing Saturday at 2:30pm, dancing with the Consul General of Peru on Sunday at 10:30am and Tejano Star, Jay Perez, performing Sunday at 2pm. Free with garden admission.

  • Flor, Canto y Grito! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
    • Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5-10 p.m.
    • Latino Cultural Festival (2600 Live Oak St.)
    • The Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts (OCCA) in collaboration with and co-hosted by the Dallas Latino Cultural Center, presents Flor, Canto, y Grito – Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a curated event highlighting Hispanic & Native culture through visual, literary, and expressions of an enduring spirit. Enjoy the current art exhibit, Hecho a Mano, in the art gallery.

  • Abraham Angel: Between Wonder and Seduction
    • Exhibition will be on display between September 10, 2023 and January 28, 2024.
    • Dallas Museum of Art (1717 N Harwood St.)
    • Assembling nearly all his known surviving works, Abraham Ángel: Between Wonder and Seduction introduces U.S. audiences to this legendary artist with the first major survey of his work in over 35 years. During his brief three-year career, Ángel developed a unique artistic style that successfully captured the rapidly changing society and culture of Mexico in the early 20th century. Despite his work sometimes being overshadowed by his tragic death, Ángel’s compelling paintings cemented his status as a pivotal figure in the history of modern Mexican art. See the vibrant and captivating works of Abraham Ángel with the premiere of this ambitious retrospective. 

  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Craft- Mariachi and Frida Kahlo
    • Monday, September 11, ,2023 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Arcadia Park Branch Library (1302 North Justin Ave.)
    • Every week Arcadia Park will have a different themed craft for kids to work on.  The craft will be out after school every day, each week. Sept 11 to Sept 16 will feature mariachi and Frida Kahlo themed crafts.Use your imagination and creativity and show us what you can make.  All supplies provided. Take home what you make.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Jewelry Making Workshop
    • Saturday, September 9, 2023 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    • Pleasant Grove Branch Library (7310 Lake June Rd.)
    • Jewelry class marathon workshop lead by local artist, Motcy Designs!
      Participants will learn the basics of jewelry making in this hands on class. Beginners welcome, no former experience needed. Suitable for all ages, parent or guardian should attend. This marathon workshop will have a focus on earring making.

      Free, all supplies provided.

      Taller de maratón de clases de joyería dirigido por la artista local Motcy Designs.
      Los participantes aprenderán los fundamentos de la joyería en esta clase práctica. Principiantes bienvenidos, no se necesita experiencia previa. Apto para todas las edades, los padres o tutores deben asistir. Este taller de maratón se centrará en la fabricación de aretes.

      Gratis, todos los suministros proporcionados.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month with Cara Mia Theater
    • Friday, September 15, 2023 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Prairie Creek Branch Library (9609 Lake June Rd.)
    • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Prairie Creek library with Cara Mia Theater! We will be making Mexican arts & crafts and learning about the deep history and culture behind the art.

      ¡Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en la biblioteca de Prairie Creek con el Teatro Cara Mia! Haremos artesanías Mexicanas y aprenderemos sobre la profunda historia y cultura detrás del arte.

  • Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company Folkloric Workshop
    • Friday, September 15, 2023 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Mountain Creek Branch Library (6102 Mountain Creek Parkway)
    • Ollimpaxqui provides performances and workshops showcasing dances from different countries in Latin America. Bilingual explanations are provided to understand the spirit and traditions that each dance embodies. Workshops and performances include Latin Dance rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Folklorico, and more. Performance can provide audience participation.

  • Dieciseis Celebration – Mexican Independence Day
    • Saturday, September 16, 2023 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • Park Forest Branch Library (3421 Forest Ln.)
    • Join us for a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, the 16 de Septiembre!  There will be food and games, crafts and drinks, a pinata, and a lot of music!  Come and hear the Call for Independence, the Grito de Dolores. 

      Los invitamos a la celebración del 16 de Septiembre, el Día de la Independencia Mexicana! Tendremos comida, bebidas, juegos, actividades, una piñata, y mucha música!  Vengan a escuchar El Grito de Dolores. 

  • Move for Hispanic Heritage Month with BODYARMOR 
      • Saturday, September 23 · 10 – 11:30 a.m.
      • Omni Dallas Hotel (555 South Lamar St.)
      • Take part in a 45-minute mindful movement session fusing a restorative yoga stretch, meditation, and musica. Check-in opens 30 minutes before the class. After the class, you’re invited to explore a fun activation with BODYARMOR and enjoy goodies and samples from amazing Latino owned businesses and vendors. Then, head to Cafe Herrera for light bites and sips!

  • Amazing Alebrijes: Hispanic Heritage Month Craft
    • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Preston Royal Branch Library (5626 Royal Ln.)
    • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by having fun making colorful Alebrijes! Children will get to participate in designing, coloring, and learning about this popular Mexican folk art.