10 Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Philly

Major festivals, parades, ceremonies and more...

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on Thursday, September 15 across the nation. Philadelphia celebrates the accomplishments, culture and legacy of its Hispanic population with a range of events all throughout the month (September 15 through October 15) and beyond, too.

The festivities kick off with the annual Feria Del Barrio festival on N. 5th Street and continue throughout the month with everything from the Puerto Rican Day Parade and the Brazilian Day Festival to the grand opening of El Corazon Cultural Center and a major exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our picks for Hispanic Heritage Month events, below.

Feria Del Barrio

Did someone say fiesta? Look no further than the annual Feria del Barrio, one of the Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino art and culture. The free music, dance and art extravaganza hits the sidewalks of the historic Centro de Oro neighborhood—the center of Latino culture in Philadelphia.

Feria Del Barrio

When:Sunday, September 11
Where:N. 5th Street from Lehigh to Cambria Avenues
Cost:Pay as you go

feria.tallerpr.org

Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala

Glitter, glamour and a celebration of the accomplishments of community leaders, social activists and trendsetters come together during the Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala. The theme El Poder de Nuestras Voces (The Power of Our Voices) is reflected in the Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Latino Youth and Community Service awards that are the highlight of the evening’s festivities.

Puerto Rican Festival Awards Gala

When:Saturday, September 17
Where:Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, 1 Dock Street
Cost:$220

www.elconcilio.net

Mexican Independence Day Festival At Penn's Landing

Penn's LandingPhoto by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

It’s all Mexico, all day — food, music, dancing and crafts — during the annual Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn’s Landing. The family-friendly affair includes performances by Los Creadorez, Lamento Show, Grupo Cariño and Banda Retoño, Aztec and other indigenous dancers and traditional foods and crafts.

Mexican Independence Day Festival At Penn's Landing

When:Sunday, September 18
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall

The Puerto Rican flag will fly high during a flag-raising ceremony which includes remarks by local civic and community leaders and is hosted by the Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Puerto Rican Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall

When:Monday, September 19, 11:30 a.m.
Where:Northeast Apron of Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.welcomingamerica.org

Welcoming Week Bar and Food Crawl

Photo By D. Cruz for Visit Philadelphia

Part restaurant-crawl, part first-person memoir event, the Welcoming Week Bar and Food Crawl will take participants to several local restaurants and bars where local business owners will share stories about their personal experience as an immigrant and their paths to entrepreneurial success.

Welcoming Week Bar and Food Crawl

When:Friday, September 23, 5 p.m.
Where:Various locations, including Mixto, 1141 Pine Street; Salsa, 2126 E. Lehigh Avenue; Las Cazuelas, 426 W. Girard and Los Gallos, 951 Wolf Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.alpha.phila.gov

Brazilian Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall

All eyes will be on the flag of Brazil as it is raised up the flagpole during a flag-raising ceremony that features representatives from government and civic institutions.

Brazilian Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall

When:Tuesday, September 20, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where:Northeast Apron of Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Cost:Free

alpha.phila.gov

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Photo courtesy El Concilio

Floats, festive dances, local celebs, youth groups and more than 1,500 musicians spice up the action on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. The annual parade is the city’s largest and oldest outdoor event celebrating Latino and Puerto Rican heritage.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

When:Sunday, September 25
Where:Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Free

www.elconcilio.net

Brazilian Day Festival

Photo By M. Stanley for DRWC

Get ready to dance, dance, dance at Brazilian Day Philadelphia celebrating Brazil’s independence. Authentic traditional foods and merchandise will be in abundance, and performers will light up the stage with the contagious rhythms of the samba, forro, pagode, capoeira, samba- reggae and other dances.

Brazilian Day Festival

When:Sunday, September 25
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

braziliandayphiladelphia.com

Grand Opening of El Corazon Cultural Center

After a decade of planning, the doors to the 25,000 square foot El Corazon Cultural Center will open, revealing the largest Puerto Rican/Latino-based arts and cultural center in Pennsylvania. Here, Taller Puertorriqueño will lead arts and educational activities, exhibitions and talent goal performances, host special events and conduct programs that nurture the talents and aspirations of the community.

Grand Opening of El Corazon Cultural Center

When:Opens November 2016
Where:Taller Puertorriqueno, 2557 North 5th Street

www.tallerpr.org

Paint The Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In what will be the only US showing, Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 will include more than 200 pieces from the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Arts in Mexico City and Philadelphia Museum of Art’s own collection. Works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and many others offer artistic insights into the the social forces that reshaped Mexico

Paint The Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:October 25-January 8
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Free after admission

www.philamuseum.org

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