NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
EVENTS IN FORT WORTH
Events to take place throughout the city including the Stockyards, Cultural District, Downtown and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 14, 2021) – Fort Worth is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 with a calendar full of events including a kickoff celebration in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
“The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be launching a new theme this year as we prepare for our 48th annual awards celebration and gala,” said Anette Landeros, President and CEO of the Fort Worth HispanicChamber of Commerce. 'Hecho en Fort Worth' is an ode to our strong pride for the local businesses that are contributing to the rich fabric of our community. They are uplifting our economy through their tenacious resilience, creating employment opportunities that will support families, and making Fort Worth a culturally vibrant place to live and work. 'Hecho en Fort Worth' is a proud declaration that we love the people, places, sounds, flavors, products, and companies that make Fort Worth the city we love.”
Hispanic Heritage Month honors the histories and contributions of Spanish and Latin American cultures prevalent today. September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and 18, respectively.
“We are excited to promote Hispanic Heritage Month alongside the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” Visit Fort Worth President and CEO Bob Jameson said. “Partners from across the city have come together to celebrate the cultural institutions, restaurants and western heritage groups that keep Fort Worth’s Hispanic heritage thriving today.”
We’ve rounded up a list of events occurring across the city to share with your viewers. Click here for a list of scheduled events.
September 15 – October15 | Art Making, Film Series and Dual-Language Story Times
The Kimbell Art Museum will offer a selection of programs celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities during Hispanic Heritage Month. Visitors can participate in on-site and virtual opportunities, including drop-in art-making activities inspired by the permanent collection, a film series exploring archaeological discoveries in South and Central America, and two dual-language story times on Facebook Live. The second edition of “Learning to Look,” the Kimbell’s free publication dedicated to young art lovers, will also premiere. Visit KimbellArt.org to learn more.
September 15 – November 7 | ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG | BRIT) invites guests to ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage, from Sept. 15 through Nov. 7, including artistic performances and exhibitions, dining and shopping opportunities, movie showings and Day of the Dead commemorations. A full list of events here. Times and ticket prices vary.
September 16 | An Evening with Carlos Santos | 6PM
The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host “An Evening with Carlos Santos” on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts. The event will include a screening of an episode of the Netflix Original Series “Gentefied," followed by an artist talk with Santos best known for his role as Chris Morales in the series. Click here to register.
September 17 | Coffee with the Chamber | 8AM
Coffee with the Chamber is a monthly networking event that focuses on bringing together members and prospects alike to develop professional relationships over coffee. Join the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Sept. 17, at Globe Life Field in Arlington for a special networking opportunity. Admission is free. Click here to register.
September 18 | Mexico En La Sangre, A Celebration of The Culture Within Us | 10AM – 8PM
Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District with special events including a Celebration Parade featuring dancing horses following the 11:30 a.m. cattle drive; food; live music throughout the district from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and a special event titled “Mexico in Our Blood,” a two-hour equestrian spectacular in Cowtown Coliseum featuring Rancho Cortijo, Caballos Balidores, Escaramuza, Charros, Folklorico, Mariachis and more from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets on sale now.
September 25 | Hecho en Fort Worth | 5PM – 12AM
The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (FWHCC) Annual Gala Hecho en Fort Worth (Made in Fort Worth) will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Hecho en Fort Worth campaign is a way to recognize and celebrate all of Fort Worth’s home-grown businesses.
Leading up to the evening gala, FWHCC staff, board and ambassadors will be in the community with “Hecho en Fort Worth” signs to take photos with local businesses, their staff and management teams. These photos will be highlighted on our website, social media, and the night of Gala. Individual tickets are $150.
September 8 – 10 | The Vaquero Gathering – Honoring Our Charro Traditions | Multiple Events
Celebrate the vaquero heritage through traditional horsemanship performances and clinics inside Cowtown Coliseum, a Vaquero (Mexican) Food Truck Competition, live music and more during the American Paint Horse Association’s inaugural Vaquero Gathering in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. More information here.
The Vaquero Gathering Performances
Tickets: $100 | Location: Cowtown Coliseum
Friday, 12PM Oct. 8, 2021 – Vaquero Early Days
Saturday, 12PM Oct. 9, 2021 – Ranch and Trail Vaqueros
Sunday, 2PM Oct. 10, 2021 – Vaquero Celebración
The Vaquero Gathering Clinic
Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at the door | Location: Cowtown Coliseum
Champion horse trainers and riders Ascension and Adan Bañuelos will headline a special vaquero horsemanship clinic. Clinics held daily Oct. 8-10.
Vaquero Gathering Food Truck Competition
Enjoy the best of Fort Worth’s Food Truck Mexican Food offerings while supporting small business entrepreneurs in this inaugural event and food competition on Oct. 13. Free admission.
Vaquero Gathering Music Stage
Experience the sights and sounds of the Vaquero Gathering at the Vaquero Stage featuring local and national musical acts. Musical performances begin event evenings at 6 p.m. Free admission.
The event is produced by American Paint Horse Association in partnership with Stockyards HeritageDevelopment Co. and is supported by Visit Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Mexican Consulate in Dallas.
October 9 | Entre Amigos | 7PM
Fort Worth Opera's (FWO) 75th anniversary season kicks off with Entre Amigos, an all-star celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the historic Rose Marine Theater on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. This one-night-only concert will feature opera stars Vanessa Becerra, Claudia Chapa, and Luis Alejandro Orozco, Rafael Moras, Columbian virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas, and San Antonio's dazzling Mariachi ensemble, Trio Chapultepec.
FWO's concert will feature a mix of arias, art songs, boleros, zarzuela romanzas and traditional rancheras by iconic Mexican composers and modern writers, followed by an afterparty in the Gallery of Artes de la Rosa with rock/pop musician and in-demand DJ, Ronnie Heart. General admission is $35.
October 10 | Clamato Michelada Festival | 12 – 8PM
A celebration of food, music and heritage, the 5th annual Clamato Michelada Festival returns to Downtown Fort Worth General Worth Square Oct. 10. It’s the only festival of its kind in DFW. This free-to-attend festival is a multicultural gathering that offers authentic Mexican and Latin-American food, music and a competition for the best Michelada. Proceeds help raise funds for FWISD graduate scholarships. More information on Facebook page.
October 29 | HWNT Fort Worth Chapter Presents ¡Hasta Los Muertos Bailan Gala! | 7PM – 12AM
Hasta Los Muertos Bailan! translates to "Even the Dead Dance." The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas’ (HWNT) annual gala celebrates the Day of the Dead Mexican holiday where deceased loved ones are remembered each year. This year’s event takes place at River Ranch Stockyards and includes a cocktail social, auction, dinner, and dancing to live music.
Festive traditions such as an altar for loved ones, sugar skull face painting, and Mariachi music make it a truly unique event. Individual tickets are $175.
October 30 | Dia De Los Muertos En Fort Worth, Celebración De Vida Y Cultura | 10AM – 4PM
Artes De La Rosa proudly presents Día de los Muertos en Fort Worth in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Police Officers Association and Visit Fort Worth. The milestone 18th annual celebration in North Side will include a Celebration Parade from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by festivities from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Marine Park that include food, visual artists, face painting, mariachis, ballet folklorico, opera and more.
The event is free to attend, and the community and visitors are invited to wear traditional costumes. More information at www.artesdelarosa.org.
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