Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th in the United States. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions, culture, and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans. During this month, various events and activities are organized to honor the rich diversity and achievements of the Hispanic community. We’ve rounded up a list of things to do in Philly to celebrate and show your support!
Monday October 2nd, 2023 head over to El Rey and The Ranstead Room for an electrifying Hispanic heritage-themed party. Enjoy specialty cocktails with a Latin flaire made by guest bartenders. Don’t be tardy for the party as it only goes down one night only!
💃🏽 Where: 2013 Chestnut St.
2. Venezuelan Popup (Pureyo) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Beginning Friday, September 30th until Sunday, October 2nd, 2023 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a flavorful experience. Chef Gil Arends, chef and owner of Pureyo Venezuelan Flavor will be popping up as part of PMA’s monthly Chef in Residence Series.
The popup will take place in the museum’s café space on the first floor. Chef Arends will be serving a special menu featuring Venezuelan flavors in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Menu items include Chicken Empanadas, Cheesesteak Empanadas,Reina Pepiada Arepa, Tequeños, and more.
Museum tickets required to experience this popup. Learn more about this and other exciting Hispanic heritage programs by visiting the website here.
💃🏽 Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
3. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At The Please Touch Museum
Bring the whole family out to celebrate and play Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 4 – 7 pm. Sponsored in part by TD Charitable Foundation, visit the Museum at a discounted rate of $2 per person from 4–7 p.m. October’s programming will include a celebration of HispanicHeritage Month through art-making and story-times.
For tickets and more information please visit their website here.
💃🏽 Where: 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Renowned painter Patrick McGrath Muñiz blends Spanish iconography, pop culture and tarot in a new exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño in North Philly.
Now though October 21st, marvel at 30 new Baroque-inspired paintings by Muñiz. The captivating exhibition depicts worlds affected by climate change, an over saturation of digital communication and more by reconceptualizing colonial Spanish roots in the modern age. Get a deeper look and hear from the artist at the official opening reception on Friday, September 15, 2023 (RSVP required).
💃🏽 Where: 2600 N. 5th. St.
Bailemos! Feel the rhythm of the music as you learn to dance salsa and bachata with old and new friends at this semimonthly dance class. October 13 & 27, 2023 at FDR Park’s boathouse enjoy a one-hour lesson from an experienced dancer. Afterwards, show off your new moves at the social dance.
Tickets are required. Find out more information by visiting their website here.
💃🏽 Where: 1500 Pattison Ave
You’ll definitely need to keep the Kleenex handy! October 5-15, 2023 at The Academy of Music come witness the tragic love story that is Carmen. Told through classical ballet and traditional Spanish dance, Carmen heats up the stage. The performance is choreographed by Ángel Corella, who is widely regarded as a Spanish national treasure and one of the top dancers of his generation.
For tickets and more information visit here.
💃🏽 Where: 240 S Broad St
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8 p.m., come groove to the sounds of one of the best-selling and most successful Latin American performers of all time. Mexican pop-rock band Maná is bringing the fire to Philly on their México Lindo y Querido Tour. With four Grammys, eight Latin Grammys and dozens of other awards under their belt, the show is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
💃🏽 Where: 3601 S. Broad St
Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., buckle up for a hilarious ride. Chilean comedian Fabrizio Copano takes a break from his busy schedule as actor, director, media host, screenwriter to show off his comedic skills. Happening at Punch Line Philly, come enjoy a stand-up comedy show guaranteed to have you in tears of laugher. For tickets and information visit the website here.
💃🏽 Where: 33 E. Laurel St.
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 4 p.m., relive the magic of Coco like you’ve never experienced before. Coco tells the story of a Mexican boy traversing the extraordinary Land of the Dead to pursue his dream of being a musician. For one day only at The Kimmel Center, enjoying a screening of the iconic film backed by a live performance of the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack with a 20-person Latin orchestra.
Tickets are required. For tickets and more information visit the website here.
💃🏽 Where: 300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia’s vibrant, multiethnic and multiracial Latino population makes the city a hub for delicious Latin food. Award-winning Mexican restaurants, date-night Cuban bistros, family-owned Puerto Rican spots and Pan-Latin hotspots bring life (and great tastes) to neighborhoods throughout the city. Show your support by supporting Latino-owned restaurants in the city from Tapas, to burritos, to Mexican restaurants, and more- Philadelphia is full of restaurants to dine Latino.
💃🏽 Where: various locations