Hispanic Heritage Month
Wellington celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We are proud of our community’s cultural diversity, and the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries.
We invite residents to share their Hispanic roots and join us as we celebrate and honor diversity in our Village by using the #WellingtonOrgullo on their social media posts.
Hispanic Heritage Month Events
There are many ways to celebrate the contributions and influences of the Hispanic and Latinx communities in Palm Beach County; don’t miss out on these festive and educational events in September and October.
Clematis by Night - National Hispanic Heritage Month performance featuring Tempo Sonoro Band
On Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m., West Palm's downtown Waterfront Commons will come alive with the sounds of salsa, son montuno (mountain sound), and Latin jazz performed by this 11-piece ensemble. Bring your blankets and chairs, grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy the show as the sun sets.
Delray Beach Arts Garage - Celebration of Music and Culture featuring Latin Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle
On Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Calle is a five-time Grammy nominee and won the 2015 Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Album. He has been featured on more than 1,200 albums and 9,000 singles with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Rihanna, and many more big names. Performing alongside his band of some of South Florida’s best studio musicians, Calle will play a blend of smooth jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, and new songs. Tickets are available for purchase now.
The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum in Boca Raton - “Viva La Vida! Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month”
Another exciting performance on Sept. 18, featuring internationally renowned vocalist Daniella Mass. Originally from Colombia, Mass was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and also starred in the Wick’s production of “Evita.” She will give two performances, one at 2 p.m. and another at 8 p.m., featuring powerful renditions of classics such as “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “La Llorona.” Tickets are available online.
Hispanic Heritage: “Los Escritores-The Writers" - Book Reading and Signing
On Friday, October 8, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., The Box Gallery presents: “Los Escritores-The Writers" - Book Reading and Signing. Latin American Authors: Eduardo Hernandez de la Pava, Jose Diaz-Diaz, Delia Marina Sanchez, and Ana Builes.Novelists, poets, and art critics present published works in a meet and greet that includes readings, signings, Q and A sessions at The Box Gallery.
Latin Quarter West Palm Beach - Hispanic Heritage Month Car Parade and Outdoor Festival
On Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the non-profit community organization Latin Quarter West Palm Beach will host the parade, which starts at Forest Hill High School and ends at Phipps Baseball Park. The free festival will then kick off featuring live music, food, dancing, games, prizes, and more. Individuals and groups can register online in advance of the event.
Boynton Beach - Hispanic Heritage Night
Boynton Beach will continue its Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations into November with its Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center. This free event will feature music and cuisine from different Latin American countries, and guests are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes.
Digital Activities for Hispanic Heratige Month
Looking for virtual event options? The Palm Beach County Library System is hosting nearly a month of virtual events starting Sept. 8. The roster of workshops features options for all ages including cooking classes, traditional arts and crafts, bilingual storytime, and sessions on Hispanic and Latinx history and figures. It’s easy to pre-register online and attend via Zoom. In addition to the online courses, the library has curated Hispanic Heritage Month reading lists for adults and kids in English, as well as a list of titles in Spanish.