Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Alabama with these 5 exciting events

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Who’s ready for Hispanic Heritage Month in Alabama? (Mobile Latin Fest)

Held between September 15 and October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Carribean and Central and South America. To get involved with the festivities, check out these six events in Alabama highlighting the enduring impact and diverse traditions of Hispanic culture.

1. Mobile Latin Fest

Mobile Latin Fest Hispanic Heritage Month
The Mobile Latin fest is one of the biggest Hispanic Heritage Month events in Alabama. (Mobile Latin Fest)

The Mobile Latin Fest is back for its third year. It was such a big hit the first two times that, now, it fills up two days instead of just one. The all-volunteer staff brings excitement and fun to the downtown area with food, arts and crafts, music, dancing and much more.

2. CulturA Festival—Huntsville

The Orion Amphitheater never misses an opportunity to celebrate big-time, and Hispanic Heritage Month is no exception. At the 2023 CulturA Festival, there will be Hispanic food trucks, live music, a Latino-owned vendors village, panel discussion with Latin-owned business owners and community leaders and more.

3. Fiesta BHAM—Birmingham

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15, and here are six events in Alabama to celebrate. (The Bama Buzz)

Fiesta BHAM, one of the most highly-anticipated Hispanic Heritage Month events in Alabama, is now in its 21st year. The family-friendly festival is comprised of several villages, including the cultural village, the food village, the health and wellness village, the community village and the sponsor village. One of the most popular areas, though, is the stage—where local and internationally-acclaimed artists keep the party going all day.

4. October LODA ArtWalk—Mobile

The LODA ArtWalk is a free monthly event, and in October, they’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with music, photo ops and more. In addition, they’ll highlight local artists, musicians, restaurants, art galleries, small businesses and more. They encourage everyone to wear their Halloween costumes to the event!

5. University of Alabama Hispanic Heritage Month events—Tuscaloosa

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The University of Alabama hosts several Hispanic Heritage Month events. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The University of Alabama already kicked off its series of events honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, but there is still lots more to come. After their fun kick-off event with activities, food and music, they’ll dive into some educational events with their TedTalk Tuesday and history lecture.

  • ¡La Gozadera! Kick-Off Event: Thursday, September 14 | 5-8PM | Student Center lawn
  • TEDTalk Tuesday: How the new generation of Latinx voters could change US elections: Tuesday, September 19 | Noon-1PM | Intercultural Diversity Center
  • ‘A Thousand Bridges: The History of Latinos in the United States’: Monday, September 25 | 4PM | Gorgas Library, Camellia Room

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Sarah Gronberg
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