Best Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in South Florida – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Joining local celebrations during National Hispanic Heritage Month is a fantastic way to meet new people.

From lectures and art exhibitions, to concerts and entertainment for the kids, there are events and activities taking place in South Florida that showcase the history and tradition of the culture. Latinx.

These events allow you to learn about the contributions of Hispanics in politics, business, the arts, sports, fashion, and cuisine, to name a few. Adopting the history and traditions of another culture not only expands your knowledge, but also teaches appreciation for others and their customs.

FAU events

Florida Atlantic University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of events at its Broward, Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. Events are virtual, free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. The theme for National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.”

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Celebrate milestones

Where: The Havana Collection, 1451 SW Eighth St.
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021
To free

Calle Ocho in Little Havana is the heart of Miami’s Hispanic heritage. Although it has a rich history, the multi-story street remains a hub of activity. Celebrating Milestones aims to celebrate Calle Ocho’s long legacy as well as its continuing influence on life and culture in Miami and beyond. Dance a little, eat good food and mingle.

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Miami Children’s Museum

Where: Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway
When: September 1 to 30, 2021
General admission is $ 22. Florida residents pay $ 15.

Throughout the month, the Miami Children’s Museum invites kids to explore Hispanic and Latin culture with interactive in-person and virtual events. The child will learn about Hispanic architects as they build a Peruvian altarpiece, explore dynamic Latin music genres, and enjoy story time with renowned Hispanic / Latin children’s authors. If you prefer to celebrate at home, the little ones can experience storytelling and cooking demonstrations through Museum at Home. On September 15, at 10 a.m., Suki Lopez of “Sesame Street” will read via Facebook Live. The following week, Brian Espinosa of The Salsa Project will host a virtual salsa class on Facebook Live.

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Miami Beach on stage! Presents Spanish Heritage Month

When: September 16, 23 and 30

Watch Latin culture come to life at three Miami Beach OnStage! shows celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. On September 16, lively Afro-Colombian group Grupo Barrio Abajo, international artist Fabi World Music and DJ Ephniko Selector will perform at the Fontaine de Normandie. The following week, check out Cortadito and DJ Asho at Lummus Park Beach on September 23. On September 30, the fun continues at Collins Park with Elastic Bond, Venezonix and DJ KUMI. All performances are free and take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Celebrate Orgullo

When: October 1 to 15

The LGBTQ + community is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with various events taking place October 1-15. Activities range from LGBTQ Dragtivism Town Hall from 2pm to 6pm on October 1st, to Roller Derby Wars “Dragalympics” from 7pm to 11pm on October 8th, and a concert and drive-in from 7pm to 11pm on October 15th. .

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Celebrating the Mexican Heritage of the Miami Marlins

Where: LoanDepot Park
When: October 2

Baseball fans who travel to LoanDepot Park to watch the Marlins host the Philadelphia Phillies on October 2 can show their appreciation for Mexico’s influence on life and culture at the Mexican Heritage Team celebration. They will distribute caps in the colors of the Mexican flag to those who purchase the ticket package for the celebration of Mexican heritage. A musical performance follows. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Mexican American Council. Game time is 6:10 p.m.

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Hispanicize #Unidostogether Hispanic Heritage Month

When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m., October 15

Examine Hispanic heritage in the digital space with the Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit, which brings together top Hispanic / Latin celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs and other thought leaders, in person and virtually. The largest event of its kind, this event takes place in Miami as well as Los Angeles, and will feature lectures, panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking and more. This event takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Latinx Travel Summit

Where: The Lab Miami, Wynwood
When: October 15

The inaugural installation of the Latinx Travel Summit 2021 aims to connect Latinx entrepreneurs in a meaningful way while celebrating Latinx art and culture, and foster conversations about diversity and advancement in Latinx travel and entrepreneurship. An in-person event presented by the Latinx Travel Club, the summit takes place at LAB Miami in the elegant Wynwood. A portion of the proceeds will help fund scholarships and benefit the nonprofit Nexus Latinx.

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United States Day

Where: Homestead City Hall Plaza, 100 NE Civic Court
When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
To free

To celebrate the Hispanic heritage, the organization known as Homestead Main Street Inc. hosts Fiesta USA. The special event will include: a performance by the Miami Folklorico Ballet, music by DJ Sonido Juventud, a horse show by Club Hipico, the Bee Heaven Farm farmers market, as well as international vendors and food trucks.

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Hispanic Heritage Concert with Grammy Award Winner Tony Succar

Where: North Miami Beach Library and Senator Gwen Margolis Amphitheater, 16501 NE 16th Ave.
When: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021
To free

Grammy Award winner Tony Succar will headline the City of North Miami Beach’s Hispanic Heritage Month concert on Saturday, September 25. Enjoy music, as well as Latin food and drinks.

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ZunZún Children’s Day 2021

Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St.
When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021
$ 5

The seventh edition of the ZunZún Children’s Fest will feature a double festival featuring a traditional regional Mexican dance and a live Mariachi band in a show titled “My Folk Life” by Nallely Ponce and a musical theater piece called “Insectos y Bicharracos”, produced by Rita Rosa Ruesga.

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Frost Family Day: Alebrijes with Pepe Mar

Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, 10975 SW 17th St.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mexican artist Pepe Mar at the Frost Art Museum and create your own mythical Alebrije! Don’t you know what “alebrijes” are? They are imaginary creatures that have elements of different animals and are painted in bright colors.

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Bay of Pigs Museum

Where: Bay of Pigs Museum and Library, 1821 SW 9th St., Miami, FL 33135

What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting a museum dedicated to the Bay of Pigs mission to help Cubans in Cuba de Castro. Although the invasion failed, the museum exhibits artefacts that show the why, how and result of the mission. The museum also has exhibits that educate visitors about what Cubans went through before, during and after the Bay of Pigs invasion. Come and see the objects on display in this historical museum.

Caribbean Culture Festival

Where: Ansin Sports Complex, Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Pkwy
When: 5 pm-11pm, October 16-17
Price: $ 45-70

The Caribbean Culture Fest (CCF) is the annual 2-day event of Caribbean culture. It takes place every year in the city of Miramar. Artists from across the Caribbean will take the stage to give audiences a taste of coming home. Caribbean descents of famous artists will entertain you to the sound of Soca, Reggae, Dance Hall, Zouk, Salsa and Kompa.

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34th Hispanic Heritage Award

Latino artists will also be honored at the 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards, created in 1987 by the White House to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards are considered one of the highest honors bestowed by Latinos for Latinos. The event presents and honors the best Latin leaders, artists and personalities. It airs October 8 on PBS stations and airs on

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