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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

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Welcome to the listing of events for Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15, in Houston there are typically many many activities and events scheduled. These usually include the Annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade as well as concerts and performances, and exhibits. This year is different, though, once again. Below is a list of events that you may want to check out.

I expect to update the events on the site periodically with new events found, so please check back in the events listing, under  “Hispanic Heritage Month” tag.



El Grito At Miller Featuring Cambalache on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm. “Celebrate Mexican Independence day with the stirring Grito ceremony followed by a rousing performance that encompasses the colorful heritage and culture of Mexico.”

NHPO Hispanic Heritage Networking Event on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6-9 pm. “Join NHPO HOUSTON as we head back to the Rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Medical Plaza!

DACAMERA Presents Pedrito Martinez Group on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 8 pm. “Master percussionist, singer, and irrepressible Latin Jazz bandleader, Pedrito Martinez, and his group are guaranteed to get the room moving!”

Sandra Cisneros presented by Houston Public Library on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 6 pm to 7 pm. “The Houston Public Library welcomes Sandra Cisneros for the release of her new novel, MARTITA, I REMEMBER YOU/MARTITA, TE RECUERDO. The virtual program is in partnership with Lone Star College and the Alley Theatre as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, focusing on THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET.”

Genealogy: Your 19th and 20th Century Mexican Ancestors in the U.S. on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta! at Houston Public Library on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11 am to 2 pm. (UPDATED DATE) “Explore Hispanic culture through the generations as we enjoy dance performances, fun crafts, and trace ancient cultural traditions. Discover this rich heritage with an array of games, Latin dance classes, bilingual storytimes, and more!”

Young Audiences of Houston Presents: Danza Azteca Splendor! on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 11 am. “Experience the world of Ancient Mexico in this multi-disciplinary performance of traditional Aztec dancing, a form of dance that has been done in private rather than public for nearly 40 years in the United States.”

Citizen Illegal: An Evening with Poet José Olivarez on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Bus Tours on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 7-8 pm, and Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm. “Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a bus tour to include The Heritage Society’s mural Mexican-American History & Culture in 20th Century Houston. Discover East Downtown and stop by Irma’s for a happy hour special.”

42nd Annual Festival Chicano on Thursday, October 7 to Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 7 pm. “The 42nd Annual Festival Chicano is a reflection of the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience after centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europeans, and the U.S.A.

Indigenous People’s Day at Houston Public Library on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at noon.

The Essence of Mexico presented by Young Audiences of Houston on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11 am. “Travel south of the border with Mixteco Ballet Folklórico! The group presents dances from the Northern state of Nuevo Leon, which were first brought to Mexico from European countries such as Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia.”

Dia de la Hispanidad Featuring Jorge Luis Chacin on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm. “Jorge Luis Chacin is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician and music producer who has been nominated multiple times for the Latin Grammys. His music is a mix of folk rhythms with and the Zulian bagpipe.”


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