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¡VIVA! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Atlanta

Atlanta has a rich Latinx heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages—from Spanish story times to festivals, coffee tastings to dance and cultural presentations. Keep reading for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Atlanta, below.

Live Music, Food & Dancing in Acworth

Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Logan Farm Park in Acworth is a festival highlighting Hispanic Cultures within the community. On Saturday, Sep. 25 from 5-9 p.m. you'll find a variety of Hispanic food vendors, music, and dance groups in a fun, family friendly atmosphere! Mariachi Mexico Atlanta will perform prior to Rafael Patino and his group El Guero y su Sierra Santa. Bring the family out and enjoy the evening celebrating together.

4405 Cherokee St.
Acworth
770-917-1234
Online: acworthtourism.com

 

Alma Mexicana Danza Folklórica at Aurora Children's Playhouse

Join Alma Mexicana on Sep. 18 at 10 & 11:30 a.m. as they dance their way through the diverse cultures of sunny Mexico. You will visit multiple regions, see vibrant costumes and enjoy traditional dancing styles. When the music moves you, you may dance a little too!

128 East Pike Street
Lawrenceville
678-226-6222
Online: auroratheater.com

photo: iStock

Latino and Hispanic Heritage Festival in Dunwoody

Celebrate Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, dance, food demonstrations and more. Join in the fun at the Shops of Dunwoody, near Taqueria los Hermanos, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sun. Sep. 26. This event is free, outdoors and open to everyone.

5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody
Online: dunwoodyga.com

Pop Up Market at Lost Druid Brewery

Placita Latina is a cultural collaboration between the cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates that is designed to celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans throughout a month-long series of events. Don't miss Placita Latina Mercadito (a pop-up market) on Oct. 3 from 1-5 p.m. at Lost Druid Brewery.

2866 Washington St.
Avondale Estates
404-998-5679
Online: placitalatina.org

photo: iStock

Toddler Storytime at Atlanta History Center

Celebrate the Latin American holiday of Dia de los Muertos (day of the Dead) at Atlanta History Center with a fiesta. There will be stories, crafts, songs, and dance. The storytime book selection is Dia de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, and afterwards you can make a mask. Space is limited for each program and registration is encouraged.

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Buckhead
404-814-4000
Online: atlantahistorycenter.com

Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Conyers

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Olde Town Conyers on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., hosted by Unidos Latino Association. Enjoy live entertainment, vendors, food, kids zone, dancers, prizes and giveaways. Free admission.

901 Railroad Street
Conyers
678-806-5677
Online: conyersga.com

Coffee Tasting & Performance in Avondale Estates

Placita Latina is a cultural collaboration between the cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates that is designed to celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans throughout a month-long series of events. Don't miss a special coffee tasting and musical performance at Banjo Coffee on Sept.16 from 4-7 p.m.

38 N Avondale Rd.
Avondale Estates
404-748-1837
Online: banjocoffee.com

Salsa on the Square in Decatur

Placita Latina is a cultural collaboration between the cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates that is designed to celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans throughout a month-long series of events. Don't miss Salsa on the Square in downtown Decatur, with a salsa band performance and dance instruction on Sep. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Downtown Decatur
Online: placitalatina.org

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