¡VIVA! 10 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Atlanta

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If there’s one thing Atlanta families value, it’s the mix of rich cultures and communities you find around the city. That’s why we’ve rounded up ten ways to get in on Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Atlanta. Fantastic fiestas and festivals are popping up all over, and they’re pulling out the stops from the mid-September into October. Expect authentic foods, exciting dances, live music, and special programs that are just for families, from Dunwoody to Forest Park. These family-friendly events highlight the city’s Latinx heritage, traditions, and pride.

Amazing Hispanic Heritage Month Festivals & Celebrations

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Norcross
If you enjoyed the Viva Mexico celebration or last year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival in Norcross, then you won’t want to miss this convergence of cultures that’s fun for the whole fam. Join other community members for festivities galore. Become immersed in the music, dances, foods, traditions, and more from a variety of Hispanic countries.

Date: Sep. 17, 2022
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Latino & Hispanic Heritage Festival in Dunwoody
Celebrate Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month with live music, dance, food demonstrations and more. Held at the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, home of the Stage Door Theater and Spruill Art Center, this free celebration is open to all.

Date: Sep. 18, 2022
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Live Music, Food & Dancing in Acworth
Bring the kids to Concert on the Green: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Logan Farm Park in Acworth. This festival highlights Hispanic Cultures within the community through a variety of Hispanic food vendors, music, and dance groups in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Bring the family out and enjoy the evening celebrating together.

Date: Sep. 24, 2022
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Conyers 6th Annual Latin Festival
It’s the annual Conyers Latin Festival that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Olde Town Conyers. This year’s event kicks off with stellar live entertainment highlighting the Hispanic culture including a parade featuring traditional costumes and entertainment. As you walk through the festival, enjoy authentic flavors and cuisine, cultural art exhibits, live music, and vendors. Plus, the kids will find plenty of activities in the Kids Zone.

Date: Oct. 2, 2022
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CULTURA: Fiesta Latina
Join the City of Lawrenceville for CULTURA, a Latin heritage festival celebrating Lawrenceville’s diverse culture. Eat, dance, and learn together at this free, family-friendly event that closes out Hispanic Heritage Month. Families can also visit the Lawrenceville Arts Center for a special art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month featuring important works by local artists.

Date: Oct. 14, 2022
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Related: 15 Fantastic Festivals & Fairs to Put on Your Fall Calendar

These Kid-Friendly Local Programs Celebrate Latinx Culture

Explore Latin Culture at Atlanta Children’s Museum
Throughout September, families can enjoy special activities at the Atlanta Children’s Museum. You’ll find special programs at the CMA Stage, in the Art Studio, and in Jane’s Innovation Station all month long. Learn about Venezuelan zoologist Zuleyma Tang-Martinez and Colombian artist Ignacio Gómez Jaramillo and more while you play.

Dates: Sep. 5-30, 2022
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La Cucarachita Martina
Families will love this Latin rock-n-roll musical based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale about a little roach who learns many lessons on her journey to find true love.

Dates: Sep. 22-30, 2022
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Hispanic Heritage Month Craft & Storytime
Join Ms. Adrienne for a special storytime and craft in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month at this two part library series. On September 28, there will be a storytime and kids will begin drawing and painting sombreros and ponchos. Then, on October 5, kids will finish up crafts and share them with the group.

Dates: Sep. 28 & Oct. 5, 2022
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Dance with Alma Mexicana
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the extraordinary Mexican dance group Alma Mexicana Danza Folklórica. Families can enjoy music and traditional Mexican folk dances at this free program.

Date: Oct. 1, 2022
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Make Papel Picado
Stop by the Hapeville Branch Library for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that will feature a traditional Cuban folktale, The Bossy Gallito: El Gallo De Bodas. Afterwards, kids can learn how to make Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican craft with colorful paper sheets and intricate cut-out details.

Date: Oct. 15, 2022
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