Hispanic Heritage Month which spans September 15th through October 15th is well underway but there is plenty of events to check out. Whether you’re looking to take in culture in the form of art, music or just want to party, there’s something for everyone. Check out a few of our top choices to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Philly.
Oct. 2nd | The Barnes Foundation
Turn up the heat with an eclectic musical journey rooted in percussive traditions from all around the world. Celebrate Hispanic heritage with Dos y Mas (Two and More), an explosive ensemble comprised of two Cuban-born musicians: percussionist Arturo Stable and pianist Elio Villafranca.
Oct. 3rd |
Head north for a neighborhood celebration with Open Source artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, right next to the artists’ pop-up community bodega space, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia. Developed in partnership with our friends at AL DÍA News Media, WXPN, AfroTaino Productions, and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, this afternoon block party is the perfect way to get to know the neighborhood and the people who live there. Enjoy treats from local shops, interact with the artists and their work, and enjoy a live concert of world music.
Oct. 3rd | Merriam Theater
Established in 2004, the Hispanic Choice Awards is an annual celebration with an aim to unite, strengthen and acknowledge Latino professionals in the Philadelphia region.
Oct. 4th | Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Concilio’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is the “Crown Jewel” of the Puerto Rican Festival every year. It is one of the first ethnic parades to ever be televised in Philadelphia. In addition to the hundreds of people gathered on the parkway, the parade continues to offer a live televised portion for an additional 96,000 viewers who tune in for a vibrant display of cultural pride. Youth groups, community organizations, local and regional schools, corporate sponsors, popular artists and many others across the tri‐state region participate in making this parade a true showcase of Puerto Rican and Latino Culture.
Walking Tour: Hispanic Heritage Month: American Revolutions – How Spain and Her Colonies Saved the United States
Oct. 10, 11, 18, 20, 24, 25 | Signer’s Garden (5th & Chestnut)