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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month around Atlanta

Atlanta celebrates diversity every single day, and during Hispanic Heritage Month, we go big. Throughout the month, communities and businesses around Atlanta celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic culture to the United States and our very own city. Here are a few options to celebrate all month long.

Arte Agave has the mariachi ready for Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo by Cork Bros)

Placita Latina Artist Market at The Carlos

The Michael C. Carlos Museum will feature six local Latinx artists from Decatur’s Placita Latina’s exhibitions in an exclusive artist market during the opening day of their upcoming exhibition, “You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography”.

When: Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Level Three, 571 South Kilgo Circle.

You Belong Here at the Carlos

“You Belong Here: Place, People, and Purpose in Latinx Photography” takes place at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. The exhibition celebrates the dynamic photography of Latinx artists across the United States and includes a series of events for the whole family from September 9 to December 3. Several of the events are free and some require registration.

The programming includes events such as workshops, interactive visits, panels with Atlanta-based Latinx photographers, reads, and even a night of dance. Check out the programming calendar for specific events on The Michael C. Carlos Museum site.

When: September 9 – December 3
Where: The Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle

Latinx Art Exhibition

Check out the 3rd Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, “Rooted in Our Latinx Heritage”. Seven artists from seven Latinx countries share their perspectives and stories through their art. The exhibit runs from September 15 to October 13, with a closing party on October 13.

When: September 15 through October 13
Where: Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery, 113 Clairemont Ave.

The 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia at an annual awards ceremony. This event highlights the character, impact and connectivity these self-motivated leaders bring to various communities in Georgia. 

When: Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.
Where: Truist Park

Oye! Fest

Oye! Fest celebrates and showcases the diversity of Latin music. (Photo courtesy of Oye! Fest)

A day filled with art, music, food and interactive installations in the heart of the city, Underground Atlanta. Celebrate the diversity of Latin music with Latin artists from all over the country who bring tunes from rock to techno, reggaeton, Caribbean tunes and more. Support local Latinx-owned businesses and artists while having a good time. Buy your tickets online and get ready for a good time.

When: Sept. 17 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St.

¡Vamos to the Carlos!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Georgia Public Broadcasting host Raúl the Third, the award-winning author and illustrator of the bilingual ¡Vamos! Series. At the free event, attendees can create their own 3-D character from the ¡Vamos! books with the author. Find bilingual books, Mexican ice cream and works of art to inspire you.

Snacks and supplies are available on a first come, first served, bases. The event is free for all families and includes admission to the galleries.

Where: September 17 at 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle

Para Mi Gente Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by giving back. Participate in this fund-raising event benefiting nonprofit organization El Refugio. The celebration of Mexican Independence Day will include music, Mexican goodies, raffles and a kid’s corner. Come eat, drink and dance!

When: Sept. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Home Grown, 968 Memorial Drive SE

Placita Latina Decatur: Salsa on the Square

Show off your moves with an evening of salsa. The event begins with live salsa band performances and dance instructors available to help you find your footing. Experience the irresistible sounds of salsa on the square.

When the sun comes down, you can keep the party moving with DJ La Superior of La Choloteca.

When: Sept. 16 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: Decatur Square

Atlanta United Latin Heritage Night

Atlanta United celebrates after a goal against Seattle Sounders FC. (Photo by Mitch Martin/Atlanta United)

Enjoy a day of soccer while rooting for Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the team faces Miami on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 5:00 p.m.

When: Sept. 16 at 5:00 p.m
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Costa Rica Festival

Celebrate Costa Rican culture through music, food and entertainment during Hispanic Heritage Month.

When: Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Plaza de las Americas in Lilburn

Salvadorian Independence Festival

Plaza de las Americas welcomes all to celebrate Salvadorian Independence with delicious food and vendors. You can enjoy this free family festival and learn more about the Salvadorian culture.

When: Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Plaza de las Americas in Lilburn

Fiestas Patrias Celebration

iVIVA MÉXICO! Plaza Fiesta is the official site for the Mexican Consulate’s “El Grito – Mexican Independence Celebration”. The celebration is a massive festival where music, food and vendors are at the forefront. Entry is free and for the whole family.

When: Sept. 17 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Hwy NE

Caminar Latino Celebration

Caminar Latino Celebration takes place at the Georgia Aquarium. (Photo courtesy of Caminar Latino)

Spend the evening under the sea at the 10th Annual Caminar Latino fund-raising event at Georgia Aquarium. Participate in this event to honor, recognize and celebrate individuals in the Latin community and families who have overcome violence. Tickets can be bought online.

When: Sept. 15 at 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Georgia Aquarium

Arte Agave

A tequila feast at Arte Agave during Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo by Cork Bros)

A unique celebration of fine agave spirits, arts and entertainment. Get your tickets in advance and splurge on the VIP experience that will allow you earlier entrance and a more personable experience.

When: Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, 374 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE

COMEDIARTE: Art and Comedy in Spanish

Comedia Sin Subtitulos, Arte GA and Kuali Studios join forces to present a night of networking, stand-up comedians in Spanish and an art exhibition. Tickets are only $10 and can be bought in advance or at the door.

When: Sept. 23 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kuali Studio Gallery, 659 Auburn Ave.

Georgia Latino International Film Festival

International and local professionals in the film industry attend the Georgia Latino International Film Festival. (📷: GALIFF)

Support the work of numerous Latino artists and films in this Latino-curated festival. Viewers have the opportunity to see the positive result of the demand for more quality Latino films in Atlanta. This festival also features opportunities for audiences to participate in discussions with directors and casts at the screenings. 

When: Sept. 21 through Sept. 24
Where: Gas South Convention Center and other venues around Gwinnett Co.

National Mofongo Day

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other with a list of incredible chefs from around Atlanta.  This captivating celebration of mofongo, a traditional Purto Rican dish made of plantain, was founded by none other than the renowned Chef Jose Mendin and is the ultimate homage to the vibrant culture and people of Puerto Rico. Get your tickets for the feast in advance.

When: Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: El Super Pan at The Battery

Los Bravos Night

Hispanic Heritage Month
The Atlanta Braves celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. (📷: Matthew Grimes/Atlanta Braves)

Experience the impact of the Hispanic and Latino community in Braves country and beyond. Los Bravos night celebrates culture through a Latin music performance on the Georgia Power Pavilion, an on-field presentation recognizing Latin Braves players and coaches, and, of course, merchandise.

When: Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Truist Park

Hola Mercado

Groove to the beats of the DJ, engage in hands-on workshops that immerse you in rich Latin traditions and modern twists, sip on refreshing tequila samples and much more at the Hola Mercado Cultural Market. End of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating Latinx and minority-led businesses. Event is free and plenty of opportunities to shop.

When: Oct. 15 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 42 West Entertainment Group, 1088 Huff Rd. NW

Atlanta offers a variety of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Discover Atlanta’s neighborhoods and honor the contributions of the Hispanic community to our very own city.

Born and raised in Mexico, Daniela is a bilingual journalist living in Atlanta. She is passionate about telling stories that highlight the diversity and the blooming gastronomic scene in Atlanta.

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