From incredible Latin cuisine to well-renowned museums and convivial events, you don’t have to look around too hard to see how Latino influence has touched our city! Every year from September 15th to October 17th, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, achievements, and resilience of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America! We’ve rounded up some events around DFW that all ages can enjoy and commemorate the achievements and contributions of Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino- identified communities!
Updated September 2022
The Art Park at Trinity Groves
Anyone is invited to come celebrate Mexican Independence Day Eve at the beautiful Art Park at Trinity Groves! Grab your friends, enjoy one of our favorite beer gardens in Dallas and take in the scenic views! From live music to themed cocktails, Art Park is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month strong!
September 15th, 6 - 10 PM
Legacy Hall, Plano
Join Legacy Food Hall in kicking off Mexican Independence Day! The night begins at 6:30 pm with a live mariachi performance presented by Modelo followed by Lara Latin filling the Box Garden with salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata at 8:00 pm! A little piece of Mexico will be brought to the food hall with Chilangos Tacos serving authentic Mexican street tacos, caramel-stuffed churros, and mouthwatering elote! There is no better pairing than street tacos and a refreshing beer, so there will be specials on Modelo all night long!
September 16th, 6:30 PM
Cost: Admission is free, food and drinks are not included!
Dallas Museum of Art
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Dallas Museum of Art by admiring the life and work of Octavio Medellín, an influential Mexican American artist and sculptor commonly known for his Mexican- influenced artwork here in Texas. The evening at the DMA will consist of music, artist demos, curator talks, a poetry workshop, a Texas art scavenger hunt, tours of the exhibition Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form, and more!
September 16th, 5:00 PM
Cost: DMA Members are free; Public guest tickets range from $10-$20
Omni Dallas Hotel
Fitness Ambassadors and BODYARMOR invites you to move your body and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join this celebration at the Omni Dallas Hotel at 10 AM for a 45 minute HIIT class with Alexis Cavo or at 11 AM for a 45 minute beginner-friendly bachata class with Amanda Alvarez! Head over to Cafe Herrera for small bites and sips after enjoying goodies from incredible Latin-owned businesses and vendors!
September 17th, 10:00- 11:00 AM
Join the city of DeSoto in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Located under the covered outdoor amphitheater at the DeSoto Town Center, enjoy the music and sounds of local and national Hispanic recording artists! There will also be local vendors you’ll be able to support! Bring your family, friends, a few lawn chairs, and come ready to eat some good food, listen to live music, and have fun!
September 17th, 6:00- 10:00 PM
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Join the AT&T Performing Arts Center in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at their Latinidad Festival! There’s no better way to celebrate than by delicious food, live music, dancing, and supporting local Latinx vendors and artists right here in Dallas! Located at the Annette Strauss Square, an outdoor venue at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Latinidad festival kicks off at 5 pm and is a FREE event bringing the color and diversity of Latin America to DFW while also supporting and highlighting local businesses and artists!
September 17th, 5:00 PM
Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth
Celebrate Mexican Heritage at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards with your family and friends as the Professional Bull Riders put on Mexico en la Sangre! This colorful and lively event will feature live music, dancing horses, Charros, folklorico dancers, and so much more! The Fiestas Patrias Celebration will start at 10 AM at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth where there will be performances from mariachi bands, folkloric groups, and the traditional “El Grito” that will be heard across the DFW Metroplex! Afterwards, guests are invited to partake in the iconic Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive at 11:30 AM! More entertainment and live music will follow, all leading into Mexico en la Sangre that will begin at 2 PM!
September 18th, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Cost: Ranges from $15- $55
Galleria Dallas is teaming up with the most important luxury brand and travel summit of Latin America, LuxuryLab Global, and creating a pop-up experience to celebrate the beautiful design and artistry of the Mexican fashion industry. During these four days, more than a dozen of Mexico’s top designers and artisans will be sharing their creations with shoppers like you in Galleria Dallas on level 1, right across from Gucci.
September 22 - 25
Sundance Square Plaza, Fort Worth
The beloved Frida Fest commemorates and celebrates the accomplishments of the iconic and internationally known artist, Frida Kahlo. This day-long event will showcase the internal leadership, spirit, strength, courage, and sense of community that shines bright in every proud Latina! It will also be featuring important Latinas from Texas including elected officials, musicians, DJ’s, and a beautiful market filled with fine arts and crafts all dedicated to Frida.
There will also be a “Best Frida” contest that will find the best Mexican street concessions and food from the DFW area! Grab your friends, family and come experience a lively and beautiful event in celebration of Frida Kahlo's life!
October 1st, All Day
General Worth Square, Fort Worth
Be a part of the 7th Annual Michelada Festival and enjoy live music, delicious food, and of course, micheladas! If you’re new to micheladas, they are a refreshing Mexican cocktail usually made with beer, lime juice, clamato juice, hot salsa, a variety of sauces, and chili powder! Join hundreds of others in Downtown Fort Worth in dancing and having a good time on the two blocks starting at 9th and Main Street!
October 9th, 12:00- 8:30 PM
Yello Rosa Cocktaileria
Join Yellow Rosa in celebrating Mexican Independence Day with mariachi performances, piñatas, a limited-time dinner menu, and loteria of course! The dinner menu only offered these two nights features the traditional Mexican dish, Chiles en Nogada, and special cocktails! At 11 pm on Thursday, there will also be an El Grito celebration, that dates back to the 19th century when Mexico was yearning for freedom from being forced into slavery by Spain for more than 300 years.
September 15-16th, 4 pm- 2 am
Cost: Free to attend, be sure to reserve a table through OpenTable