Sandoval Law Firm shares a list of events that honor Hispanic culture and the diversity of our local communities
From September 15th to October 15th, our nation celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, and cities across Texas are hosting activities both fun and educational that highlight the generations of Hispanics who have positively influenced and enriched our society. From art exhibits and festivals to tequila tastings and mariachi bands, these events celebrate a culture that makes up about 39% of the Texas population.
The State of Texas has a sizeable immigrant community, much of which hails from Mexico, but also from the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Many of the Sandoval Law Firm‘s clients are of Hispanic Heritage, whether first and second generation of Hispanics, and Personal Injury Attorney Sandoval would like to share some of the festivities in some of the Texas cities or regions the law firm serves:
Festivities in Houston
The Houston area is home to the nation’s fourth largest Hispanic/Latino population. Residents with heritage linked to Mexico, Central and South America make up some 38 percent of the area’s residents and have made important contributions to the diverse culinary and cultural tapestry of Bayou City.
Many Latino artists call Houston home (just take a look at MantecaHTX for a directory) and that means that Houstonians can experience Latin American art in various forms – from the colorful murals that dot the city’s landscape to established collections like the Museum of Fine Arts’ impressive collection of Latin American Art.
Houston is also home to the Houston Latin American Philharmonic, a professional orchestra devoted to promoting and elevating Latin American music.
Taking a look at the Miller Outdoor Theatre calendar for September and October is also a good idea if you want to enjoy the rhythms of Latin America in Houston. Some places to visit are Greater East End, the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Casa Argentina de Houston (CAH), to mention a few.
Festivities in Dallas-Fort Worth
Big D hosts offers several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including a dance cardio party, Fiesta Latina with Social Joy, at Klyde Warren Park in the evening on Sept. 15; the Texas LatinX Pride Fest at Reverchon Park on Sept. 25; and the Nuestro Oak Cliff photography exhibit (Sept. 23-Oct. 16) presented through a partnership with the Latino Cultural Center and the Dallas Mexican American Historical League.
The Fort Worth Stockyards are hosting several special events on Sept. 18 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will include a parade with dancing horses, a cattle drive at 11:30 a.m., and a food and a Charro event at 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, and visitors are invited to wear traditional attire. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Festivities in Austin
Hispanic heritage is celebrated yearround at downtown’s Mexic-Arte Museum, but this month the museum celebrates the grand opening of two exhibitions, MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience Exhibition (Sept. 17-Feb. 27) and Los Pueblos Originarios—Honoring the Dead—Continuing Traditions, Photos by Mary J. Andrade. The museum also hosts its Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community—Memory and Remembrance, the 38th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition (Sept. 17-Nov. 22). Community members are invited to drop off a photo of a deceased loved one at the museum’s front desk, which will collectively transform the gallery into a space that honors participants’ late family and friends.
Festivities in San Antonio
Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture all over the Alamo City with Fiestas Patrias San Antonio. Along with commemorating Diez y Seis (aka Mexican Independence Day) on Sept. 16, there are events like El Grito Weekend (Sept. 18-19); live music at the Tableau in Frida Kahlo’s Oasis party at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Sept. 27); and the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s new exhibition Vaqueros de la Cruz Del Diablo: Contemporary Photography of the Northern Mexican Cowboy, which opens Sept. 25 and runs through Jan. 25.
Festivities in Rio Grande Valley
One of the unique traits that encompasses the Rio Grande Valley is its rich cultural influence. You can easily find many unique crafts, artists, local shops and international cuisines that make the RGV so intriguing anywhere at anytime. Have you wanted to learn how to make those delicious and mouth-watering tortillas? On-site demonstrations will be available! Enjoy special performances by Las Palmas Ballet Folklorico and Conjunto Las Palmas.
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