September 15 kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic Americans' rich culture, history, and contributions. Hispanic culture has undeniably affected the United States and is one of the many cultures that enrich Atlanta. While Hispanic cuisine is undoubtedly popular, its culture goes much further. With so much going on around the metro-Atlanta area, this month is a great time to immerse yourself. Grab the family or friends and enjoy these local events!
1. Placita Latina in Decatur/Avondale Estates. Special events will celebrate Latin Americans' flavors, cultures, performances and entertainment throughout the month.
2. Nuestras Voces: Hispanic Heritage Open-Mic & Mercado at Lawrenceville Arts Center. This celebration of culture, creativity and commerce features local performers, artists and businesses beginning Sept. 17.
3. Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Norcross. Immerse yourself in music, foods, traditions and more from various Hispanic countries. Sept. 17.
4. Latino Hispanic Cultural Heritage Celebration at North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center. Celebrate with live music, dance, food demonstrations and more. Sept. 18.
5. Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Logan Farm Park. This concert and festival highlight Hispanic cultures with food vendors, music and dance groups. Sept. 24.
6. Visit a local library. Read up on Hispanic culture, give a new recipe a try or check out these events: Gwinnett County Public Libraryis celebrating with story times, crafts and information on artists and innovators. Vinings Public Library is hosting a maraca craft party on September 15th Sharon Forks Library will hold an exhibit from Georgia-based Hispanic artists from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Find more library events from Cobb County here.
7. September Special Programming at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Spanish nursery rhyme sing-a-longs, stories, activities, a Cubist self-portrait and more through September 30th.
8. Hispanic Heritage Festival of Peachtree City at Drake Field. This festival showcases Hispanic culture, music and dance with live entertainment, food trucks, and more on October 1st.
9. Fiesta Latina at Lawrenceville Lawn. On October 14th, Celebrate Lawrenceville’s diverse culture with live music, delicious food and local artisans.
10. Dunwoody Latino Hispanic Cultural Heritage Celebration This free event will allow the community to experience performances, art and food from various countries.
Whether you decide to enjoy Hispanic cuisine or check out one of the great events above, we hope you find some time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Share how you're celebrating with us on Instagram at @ehlinger.atlanta.realestate.