Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 events and activities in Houston

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month dedicated to honoring Hispanic Americans and recognizing how they’ve contributed to the culture, history, and achievements of the United States.

When is Hispanic Heritage Month 2022?

Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. Over the next month, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to celebrate Latin American culture in a variety of ways. We’ve put together a list of the top Hispanic Heritage Month events in Houston for you to choose from.

Hispanic Heritage Month in Houston

Houston is a city with a rich Hispanic history and traditions. There are a number of Hispanic organizations in Houston and therefore it is no surprise that there are always a number of Hispanic events in Houston at any given time. If you have googled “Hispanic Festivals Near Me” then we have you covered! Check out below our curated list of 10 Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations happening across H-town including music concerts, Latin fests, children’s events, and more! 

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 events and activities in Houston

1. Historias, Memorias, y Recuerdos: Slam Story at Alley Theatre

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Join this epic night of community storytelling. Enjoy the personal stories inspired by Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima and presented by Primer Borrador (First Draft) community participants. Community members from 12 Bless Me, Ultima book clubs came together in an intensive 8-hour bilingual storytelling residency learning the structure of storytelling and connecting them with a childhood memory of a personal faith healer. Be a part of their storytelling journey and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!
When: Friday, September 16 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: FREE and open to all ages, both residents and visitors alike.

2. Fiestas Patrias at Children’s Museum Houston

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Celebrate Independence Day for many Latin countries as our annual celebration returns to the Museum. Join in for the interactive activities and unforgettable dance performances! Celebrate at the Museum with music, art, dance and more! This event is Sponsored by Gilbert Andrew Garcia/Garcia Hamilton & Associates | Funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance | Presented by Univision 45
When: Saturday, September 17 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: : Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $12 (General admission)

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3. Latin Festival Returns to Pearland for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 - Latin Festival at Pearland

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The Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce is enthusiastic to announce Latin Festival 2022. The event was created in 2019 to provide a family-oriented Latin event that provides the Latin communities a place to gather with family and friends to listen and dance to live Latin music, enjoy Latin food, and connect with Latin-friendly businesses in an open social space.
When: Saturday, September 17 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
How Much: FREE and open to all ages, both residents and visitors alike.

4. Latin Heritage Month: Book Talk with Author Jasminne Mendez at Holocaust Museum Houston

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In this hour-long program, poet, writer and performer Jasminne Mendez will share poems and a brief history commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian Massacre which occurred along the northwestern border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti during the Trujillo Era. These poems and her work seek to amplify the voices of the victims, survivors and living ancestors of those whose lives were forever changed by the massacre.

Jasminne Mendez is an award-winning author of several books for children and adults. She has had poetry and essays published in numerous journals and anthologies and she is the author of two multi-genre collections Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) which won an International Latino Book Award, and Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry (Arte Publico Press, 2018). 
When: Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Virtual | Zoom (Holocaust Museum Houston)
How Much: Free

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 - traders Village Houston

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Charrería is a Mexican cultural tradition that stems from the Spanish-inspired charreada. A charreada is a festive event that is similar to an American rodeo in its variety of equestrian activities. Like the American “rodeo culture,” Charrería extends beyond horses and riders to include aspects such as costume, music, and food that bring uniquely Latino culture to a sport that has its roots in Spain.

Join from 12 pm to 5 pm, for an evening of family entertainment, there will be Dancing Horses, Live Music, Petting Zoo, and Pony Rides.
When: Sunday, September 25 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Traders Village Houston, 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041
How Much: FREE event, only $5 parking

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6. El Festival de la Salsa at Midtown Park

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El Festival De La Salsa is a true representation of our hispanic heritage celebration through music, food and art. The event features live Latin artists, folkloric/ cultural performances and food vendors from different Latin countries. El Festival De La Salsa, highlights the Hispanic heritage and Latin culture while bringing all Latin countries together in one event to celebrate our roots and traditions. 
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When: Sunday, September 25 | 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: Free before 3 pm with RSVP; $10 after.

7. Tejas Got Soul: La Fiebre at Discovery Green

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Discover a uniquely Houston musical legacy created when Tejas met Soul. In the 1960s Houston’s Chicano musicians, inspired by the soul, blues, and zydeco traditions of Bayou City, developed a style of conjunto music distinct from the rest of Texas. These free concerts feature bands that exemplify the history and promise of Tejas Got Soul. You may just discover your favorite band. Tejas Got Soul at Discovery Green is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

These Tejano music trendsetters are some of Latin music’s most influential bands. The gold and the platinum-selling band brings their explosive performance to the Discovery Green stage for the first time.
When: Sunday, September 25 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: FREE

8. Pepe Aguilar in Concert at Toyota Center

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Toyota Center is excited to welcome back iconic 4-time GRAMMY and 5-time Latin GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Pepe Aguilar on September 25! Once again, fans will experience first-hand Pepe Aguilar’s unique talent alongside his brother Antonio Aguilar, his talented daughter Ángela Aguilar, and his son Leonardo Aguilar. This massive production including 40 musicians creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone in attendance by combining captivating music sets with heart-stopping bull riding displays and rodeo events. Don’t miss Pepe Aguilar’s return to Houston in September!
When: Sunday, September 25 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: $40 – $200

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9. Grito Fest Weekend: Pre-Party at Baytown Town Square

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The 16th Annual Grito Fest, one of the area’s most popular festivals celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held over two days: September 30th at Baytown Town Square (213 W. Texas Ave) and October 1st at Bicentennial Park (1001 Market Street). This FREE and family-friendly outdoor festival will feature musical entertainment, mariachis, kid’s activities, contests, food and craft vendors, and more.
When: Friday, September 30 | 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Baytown Town Square, 213 W Texas Ave, Baytown, TX 77520
How Much: FREE

10. Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Salsa y Salud continues to bring a fresh and exciting live salsa music and dance performance to the delight of audiences. World premieres, original choreography, dance theater, visual arts, and more, are all part of this colorful and vibrant show. See you there!
Foundation for Modern Music’s (FMM) mission is to enhance, stimulate and educate the community through high-quality contemporary performing arts programs and collaborations that are inclusive and accessible to people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
When: Saturday, October 1 | 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: FREE

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