National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th each year. It is a time to celebrate Hispanic Americans through the exploration of art, music, food, and more. While the contributions, accomplishments, and culture of the community should be acknowledged and celebrated every day, this month provides a time to renew your focus on learning more about the Hispanic-American community.
Explore Hispanic Heritage
- Visit the Ofrendas exhibition at the DIA from September 23rd to November 5th
- Lazos Detroit Hispanic Cultural Festival & Mercadito on October 8th
- The Ballet Folklorico de Detroit has multiple performances scheduled (details can be found on their Facebook page)
- Check out the National Hispanic Heritage Month virtual exhibits and collections
Learn Hispanic American History
- Hispanic History Milestones: Timeline
- Watch the APA’s I am Psyched about Hispanic Heritage Month
- View resources from the National Museum of the American Latino
- Hispanic Heritage Month Toolkit
Buy From Hispanic Business
- Hispanic-Owned Businesses to Support this Hispanic Heritage Month
- 35 Essential Latino-owned restaurants in Detroit
- Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these inspirational Hispanic-owned businesses
Organizations to Support
Other Ways to Support
- Research Hispanic history and culture in your community.
- Read Hispanic literature.
- Support Hispanic artists and musicians.
Most importantly keep learning and reflecting and remember that the challenges Hispanic communities face are ongoing, not just history. Incorporate anti-racism and anti-colonialism into everyday action, not just during Hispanic Heritage Month.