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
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.
- When: Friday, October 13 5-10PM | Saturday, October 14 4-9PM
- Where: Cathedral Square (Friday) + Mardi Gras Park (Saturday)
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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.
- When: Sunday, September 17, Noon-6PM
- Where: Orion Amphitheater, 701 Amphitheater Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
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3. Fiesta BHAM—Birmingham
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.
- When: Saturday, September 30, Noon-8PM
- Where: Linn Park, 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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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
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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