Community events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wednesday begins Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration runs from September 15 to October 15 as a nod to the anniversaries of national independence for a number of Latin American countries. Communities have the opportunity to recognize and celebrate community members and their ancestors who come from Latin American countries.

If you live in Kansas, there are several upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.

  • The SW Bricktown neighborhood in Hutchinson will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with its first SW Bricktown Fiesta from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 in SW Bricktown Park at 301 W. First Ave.
  • Exploration place hosts the Fiesta Hispana on Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features mariachi music, Mexican food, dancers, and a vaccination clinic.
  • Old City‘s Latinfest-ICT takes place at 301 N. Mead from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on September 18 and features Latin food vendors, live bands, exhibits and presentations.
  • Wichita State honors Hispanic heritage with events throughout the month, including panel discussions, a Netflix Watch Party, and a voter registration workshop. More details here.
  • Hispanic Heritage Day at Friends University October 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with an appearance by Mayor Brandon Whipple and many Latin American luminaries, including artist Armando Minjarez

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