📷: Matthew Grimes/Atlanta Braves

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.

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, with merchandise.

When: Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Truist Park
More Info: Here

Para Mi Gente Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by giving back. Participate in this fund-raiser that benefits nonprofit organization El Refugio in the celebration of Mexican Independence day. Enjoy raffles for gift cards and art by local muralist Yehimi Cambron.

When: Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: 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: Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Decatur Square

Placita Latina Decatur: La Choloteca

After you dance your heart out you can keep the party moving with La Choloteca. At 8 p.m on Sept. 17 the after-party begins with Latin-inspired dance mixes plus Hispanic food, drinks and merchandise vendors.

When: Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.
Where: Decatur Square

Atlanta United Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Enjoy a day of soccer while rooting for Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as the team faces Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss the special performance by Mexican-American artist Cristina Quinones.

When: Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
More Info: Here

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

Caminar Latino Celebration

Spend the evening under the sea at this annual fund-raising event at Georgia Aquarium. Participate in this event to honor, recognize and celebrate individuals in the Latin community and families that have overcome violence.

When: Sept. 23
Where: Georgia Aquarium

Fiesta Del Perol

Join Club Libertad in a traditional Peruvian festival in Lilburn. Dress in white and celebrate one of the most important historic Peruvian events where dancing is the main event.

When: Sept. 23 from 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Where: 801 Tom Smith Road SW

El Super Clasico: Chivas vs. Club America

El Súper Clásico brings a piece of Mexico to Atlanta.

El Súper Clásico involves the two biggest teams in Mexican soccer history and is considered one of the most prestigious sporting events in the Americas. For the first time, the big sporting event takes place in Atlanta as Club America takes on Chivas de Guadalajara in the traditional rivalry.

When: Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium
More Info: Here

The 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

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

When: Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.
Where: Truist Park
More Info: Here

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. 29 through Oct. 2
Where: Aurora Theatre, Gas South Convention Center and Silverspot Cinema at The Battery Atlanta

Danzas Tipicas de Colombia

Visit Aurora Theatre to celebrate traditional dances and culture from the heart of Colombia. 

When: Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Aurora Theater

Mezcal 101

Learn all the basics about mezcal during Hispanic Heritage Month. (📷: Unsplash)

Enjoy a tasting of nine heritage agave spirits as the hosts of Agave Road Trip lead you through all the reasons people are drawn to mezcal. Enjoy Latin American-inspired bites and an introduction to tequila’s “smoking hot cousin,” mezcal. You’ll leave understanding why popular media outlets have declared that mezcal is “having a moment.”

When: Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Epicurean Hotel, 1117 West Peachtree St. NW
More Info: Here

Latin Fever Ball

Get dressed up and attend Atlanta’s highly anticipated black-tie event. As the Latin American Association’s most important fund-raising event of the year, you will have the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary and those who have made and nourished the roots of the Latin American Association tree. 

When: Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Flourish Atlanta, 3143 Maple Drive NE
More Info: Here

Nuestra Creacion Art Exhibit 

Nuestra Creación is an annual showcase of Latine artists held at Mint Gallery during Hispanic/Latin Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15). Unknown Latine artists from all over Latin America are introduced to the broader Atlanta community, empowering them as local creatives. The funds raised benefit El Refugio, an organization honoring the full humanity of every person detained at Stewart Detention Center and their loved ones. 

When: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Where: Mint Gallery, 680 Murphy Ave. SW, Building 2, Suite 2095
More Info: Here

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 who now lives in Atlanta and spends her time searching for the best margarita in town and discovering coffee shops in the city.

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