After a fun and carefree summer, that part of me who enjoys new beginnings always looks forward to September. It’s that magical month when temperatures and leaves start changing and Raleigh families get ready to kick off the fall season through activities and events… and one of my favorite celebrations to participate during this month is Hispanic Heritage Month!
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an official observance where the nation celebrates the culture, heritage and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
From September 15th to October 15th, we have the opportunity to experience a little bit more of the richness of the Hispanic culture with neighbors and friends. From art exhibits to educational activities, the options to get involved in this month-long celebration are countless.
As a Latina myself, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time of the year that I eagerly await to share with my kids and community. Read below my favorite events happening in and around town for your family to enjoy.
If you are a teacher or a mom who would like your kids to explore more about Hispanic culture, you can complement these wonderful events with lesson plans from the Library of Congress’ website.
Hispanic Heritage Month Events for Raleigh-Area Families
Hispanic Heritage at the Durham Visitor Info Center
September 21st, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 212 W Main St #101, Durham
Join filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, photographer Peter Eversoll and artist Cornelio Campos to celebrate the rich Latinx culture in Durham.
September 23rd, 2018 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC
Fiesta del Pueblo is the Triangle’s largest Latino festival to celebrate the Latino food, music, art and culture on the heart of Raleigh. Come with your family to enjoy the music, performances, games, and more!
September 25th, 2018 – October 21st, 2018 Cary Arts Center
Celebrate Latino heritage through the art of North Carolina Latino/Hispanic artists. This annual art exhibition celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month is great for all ages.
September 23rd, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh.
Bring your family to an afternoon filled with music, art and friendship. Come make large roses and flowers and other crafts while enjoying Latino performances.