If there is one thing that sets San Antonio apart from any other major metropolis in the great state of Texas, it is our Hispanic heritage. We have over 300 years of a bold and vibrant culture that includes six different flags. With an ever-present Latinx thread woven throughout that tapestry, there’s no stronger community than South Texas!
What better way to spend a Tejas fall than joining in Hispanic Heritage Month festivities from September 15–October 15? Highlights include opening and closing events with Fiestas Patrias commemorating the battle cries of Mexico’s Independence from Spain and the strong ties Texas has with Mexico. On September 15 at 6:30 p.m., El Grito Civic Ceremony and Cultural Program will kick off at Milam Park. The 41st Annual Dieciseis Parade takes place near Guadalupe and Brazos on September 17 from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., followed by a weekend of food, music, and shopping in Historic Market Square at the namesake event. Don’t miss the Mariachi Festival at the Arneson River Theater on September 24 from noon until 9:00 p.m. The Rey Feo River Parade for Education on September 25 reminds us that San Antonio fiestas all year. There’s Folklorico Dance on October 7 at Trinity University and a Family Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. The events go on and on. For a full list of events, visit The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture.
The fun doesn’t end there. If you spend as much time at the San Antonio Public Library as we do, you know their events abound with activities for ALL AGES. See the month-long list of fun here. Stuck inside with allergies? Why not check out one of the many documentaries on Hispanic Voices? Learn more at PBS. The TPR Community Calendar is my favorite go-to for free and paid events at nearly every venue you’ve heard of. And last but not least is for all you Selena fans out there! Catch “Selena Maria Sings” at The Magik Theatre, showing now through October 2.
To learn more about our national history this vibrant month, check out the official website.
In our local opinion, there may be no better city in the country to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. So get out there, learn something new about your heritage or your city, and celebrate San Antonio this September 15–October 15. We can’t wait to see you there!