Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in CLT

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the culture, contributions and achievements of the Hispanic community. This celebration begins each year on September 15 and 16, as that marks Independence Day celebrated across Central America and Mexico. There is still much work to be done in the pursuit of equity and equality, but Hispanic Heritage Month offers a space to share and honor the history of determination, solidarity and the continued march toward freedom for those that identify as Hispanic.

Today we are sharing different events throughout the Charlotte area that help celebrate Hispanic culture over the next month. Read about the events and activities happening around town and join in on the celebration!

Huntersville Latino Night

Listen and dance to local bands and enjoy food and drink from local vendors. Bands include Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition by Julio Ruiz, Rumbao Latin Dance, and Ultimanota. This is a free event!

When: Saturday, September 30 from 5-9 PM

Where: Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC


Hola Charlotte Festival

Hosted by Norsan Media, Hola Charlotte is the largest Hispanic Heritage celebration in Charlotte, highlighting Latin American culture and all its diversity. On the 10th annual edition, they’ll be featuring nationally recognized entertainers and celebrating the heritage of various Latin American countries with Hispanics of multiple backgrounds and ages.

When: October 15 from 12-6 PM

Where: Uptown Charlotte along Tryon Street


Música Matthews

Make sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the Música Matthews event in Stumptown Park. There will be Latin food trucks — including Latin Twist Cafe, International Truck of Tacos and Urban Flavor — arts and crafts exhibitions — made by Creations on the Rock, Zuleyma Castrejon and Junior Gomez — and a beer tent by Seaboard Brewing.

When: October 15 from 5-9 PM

Where: 120 S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105