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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations start this weekend in DFW

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Hispanic cultures and their invaluable contributions through a month-long extravaganza of festivals, concerts, and sheer enjoyment. While Hispanic Heritage Month officially spans from September 15th to October 15th, some venues, such as the Dallas Arboretum, are kicking off the festivities early. Here's a glimpse of what's in store:

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations start this weekend in DFW

¡CELEBRAMOS! A CELEBRATION OF LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE The Fort Worth Botanic Garden pays tribute to Latino culture with five weeks brimming with special events, art exhibitions, culinary delights, shopping extravaganzas, and after-hours entertainment. New for the year 2023 are exciting additions: a Latin American flag parade on September 24th, a tequila and margarita festival on September 30th (for those aged 21 and above), and a Family Fun Day on October 15th. Don't miss the Mariposa Market on October 7th and a vibrant quinceañera festival on October 8th. Additionally, you can explore the essence of Latin American culture through native plants and exquisite garden designs spread across the garden's sprawling campus. When: September 8th - October 15th Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth Admission: $6-$15 for ages 6 and older; children under 5 get in free. More Info: TEXAS RANGERS LOTERÍA GAME Attendees of the Texas Rangers game against the Oakland Athletics on September 9th will be among the first 10,000 ticket holders aged 18 and older to receive free lotería cards featuring images of Texas Rangers players and popular North Texas attractions. When: September 9th Where: Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington First Pitch: 6:05 p.m. Ticket Info: Starting at $25. More Info: HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION WEEKEND AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM Kickstarting the Dallas Arboretum's sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 9th is a vibrant quinceañera fashion show and parade. This weekend-long event offers a delightful array of experiences, including food tastings, cooking demonstrations, children's crafts, and a vendor market showcasing Hispanic-owned businesses. Enjoy live music in the garden, highlighted by a performance by Havana NRG on September 9th at 2:30 p.m. On September 10th at 10:30 a.m., the Consul General of Peru will present an engaging program. All activities are included with garden admission, and timed tickets must be purchased in advance. When: September 9th - 10th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas Admission: $20 for ages 13-64, $16 for ages 65 and up, $12 for ages 2-12, free for children under 1. Admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an additional $3. Parking is $15 or $11 if purchased online in advance. More Info: FIESTAS PATRIAS AT TRADERS VILLAGE The mega flea market invites you to join in the celebration with captivating entertainment from various regions, including mariachis, Aztec dancers, and the traditional "grito" that commemorates Mexico's independence. Traders Village also offers an assortment of carnival rides, diverse culinary delights, and a shopping extravaganza featuring hundreds of vendors. When: September 10th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie Admission: Free; parking is $5. More Info: DENTON COUNTY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION Join this outdoor celebration on September 14th, where young folklorico dancers and the all-women ensemble Mariachi Rosas Divinas will enchant the audience. Delectable food and beverages will be available for purchase, so don't forget to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the festivities. When: September 14th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: Denton County Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St., Denton Admission: Free. More Info: TEJANO MUSIC FIESTA AT GRANDSCAPE Experience a vibrant Tejano music fiesta on September 15th, with mariachis opening the festivities at 7 p.m. followed by a Selena Forever Tribute performance at 8 p.m. The event takes place on the picturesque lawn at Grandscape, with food and drinks available for purchase. When: September 15th, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Where: Grandscape, 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony Admission: Free. More Info: LILA DOWNS IN CONCERT WITH THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Grammy-winning Latin American artist Lila Downs will grace the stage for an enchanting evening of music, spanning traditional Mexican rancheras and corridos to hip-hop, cumbia, and popular American melodies. Enrico Lopez-Yañez will conduct the Dallas Symphony Orchestra during this exceptional performance. When: September 15th - 16th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas Ticket Info: Visit the website for prices. More Info: ‘COCO’ SCREENINGS The beloved Disney Pixar movie returns to theaters for a two-week limited run. Follow the journey of a young boy who dreams of becoming a great musician as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of the Dead, unraveling the mysteries of his ancestors' stories and traditions. When: September 15th - 28th Where: Select Cinemark and AMC theaters. Check the websites for locations, showtimes, and prices. More Info:; VIVA DALLAS Join in the Mexican Independence Day celebration in front of Dallas City Hall on September 16th. The festivities commence with a community procession at 6:30 p.m., followed by live entertainment, dance performances, delectable cuisine, and the traditional cry of "Viva, Mexico!" Additionally, there will be a cash prize grito contest and a musical tribute to Norma Rocha Valles, the late Dallas entertainer and restaurateur. When: September 16th, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas Admission: Free. More Info: TEXAS LATINX PRIDE FESTIVAL Celebrate the Latin LGBTQ community at the annual party in the park on September 16th. Enjoy music by Los Gran Reyes and Venezuelan artist La Cruz, as well as entertaining performances by drag queens from RuPaul's Drag Race, including Jorgeous and Crystal Methyd. The festival boasts vendors, food trucks, giveaways, HIV testing, and more. When: September 16th, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., Dallas Admission: Free. More Info: MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY AT LITTLE ELM Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Little Elm's scenic beach-front park on September 16th. Enjoy carnival rides, live music by Selena Forever Tribute, captivating folklorico dance performances, and a delightful array of food and beverages. Starting at 4 p.m., a mariachi band will lead attendees on a Tacos and Tequila Fun Walk through the park, complete with margarita tasting stations and taco stands. Tickets for the walk are available for $27 ($19 for non-drinkers). When: September 16th, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm Admission: Free. More Info: HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION AT LEVITT PAVILION Enjoy a spectacular Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Levitt Pavilion on October 7th. The event features captivating performances by the Sandunga Dance Company, the Fusion Latina band, and Los Cadetes de Linares. Tejano singer Gary Hobbs will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and coolers, including alcoholic beverages (no glass containers). When: October 7th, 5 p.m. Where: Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington Admission: Free. More Info: HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL AT MLK JR. COMMUNITY CENTER The MLK Jr. Community Center invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with live entertainment, local vendors, and creative activities for children on October 7th. When: October 7th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dallas Admission: Free. More Info: Don't miss these incredible opportunities to celebrate and embrace the vibrant Hispanic heritage throughout this special month-long event.


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