Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15, is an annual celebration of the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Fort Worth has a rich tapestry of Hispanic heritage, and the city comes alive with activities and events to commemorate this month. Here are five ways to discover and celebrate Hispanic culture during the month. 


Attend a Cultural Event 

Whether you prefer to celebrate with live music, good food or a step into tradition and history, these Hispanic Heritage Month events are fun and exciting ways to discover heritage and culture in Fort Worth. 


The Fiestas Patrias Parade – September 17 

The parade in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will precede an all-day celebration including live music, food and an equestrian extravaganza event at Cowtown Coliseum



The Fort Worth ‘Grito’ Celebration – September 17  

The Grito Celebration at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, the Latin American shopping hub, will honor Mexican Independence Day with live music, ballet folklorico dance performances and ceremonies. 


8th Annual Michelada Festival – October 8 

The annual Michelada Festival is a free Fort Worth event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in General Worth Square. Festival goers can enjoy local, authentic Mexican and Latin American food, culture, live music and free samples of michelada mix before casting their vote for the best Michelada. 



Sundance Square Plaza – September 15 & 16 

With music, dancing and traditional cuisine, this family friendly event will help kick off the month. It will feature food and entertainment by Hispanic owned businesses and local musicians. 


Top Golf Tournament – September 10 

The Hispanic Women’s of Texas, Fort Worth chapter, will host its annual golf tournament at Top Golf. Tee it up for a day of camaraderie, friendly competition, a chance to win prizes and give back to the community. This cultural extravaganza is a fun and unexpected way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 


Savor Traditional Hispanic Flavors 

We love our Mexican food in Fort Worth, and Hispanic Heritage Month will offer even more ways to immerse yourself in the tradition of Hispanic cuisine. 


Festival de Chile en Nogada – available through October 15 

Head to the award-winning Don Artemio for Festival de Chile en Nogada. Learn about the history of the dish, which began in 1821, while you sample the delectable stuffed poblano peppers drenched in nogada sauce. They recommend you pair it with a glass of champagne along with a few of their signature dishes. 



Tequila & Margarita Festival – September 30 

Celebrate the wildly popular cocktail in style at Casa Azul! The event will feature tequila tastings, margaritas, food from local Latin restaurants, dance demonstrations and live music. 


Other recommended restaurants: Joe T. Garcia’s, Los Vaqueros, Paloma Suerte, Caliscience, Tinie’s, Salsa Limon, Esperanza’s Restaurant and Bakery 


Discover the Art of Traditional Charras and Escaramuzas 

Mexico en la Sangre – September 17 

Explore the sport that arose from equestrian activities and livestock tradition in the haciendas of old Mexico. Experience Hispanic culture through equine, celebration and tradition. Mexico en la Sangre (Mexico in our blood) will combine charreria, caballos bailadores and live music for an unforgettable fiesta. 



La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth

La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth a Hispanic-themed shopping mall that offers shops that range from apparel, salons, souvenirs and botanicals. It also serves as a cultural center, with artwork and murals featuring Hispanic artists and restaurants with traditional cuisine. 


Coleccion Mexicana

Coleccion Mexicana in Downtown Fort Worth has hand-crafted artisanal goods from regions of Mexico. Stop by during the Sundance Square Plaza celebration and pick up some delights to take home! 



The Mariposa Market

The Mariposa Market at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on October 7 will feature a Latin-themed market with food trucks. 


Discover New Perspectives through Art 

Celebramos! A Celebration of Latin American Culture & Heritage at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.  

From September 15 – October 15, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will feature events featuring different aspects of Hispanic heritage. Events will include performances, exhibitions, dining, shopping opportunities, and free entry on the first day of the month-long celebration. Learn more. 



Kimbell Art Museum: My Americas Film Series 

Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vasquez travel to Latin America to understand the diverse cultures, customs and spiritualities of populations across different regions. Learn more.  



La Danza Del Jaguar 

Head to Collecion Mexicana September 9 through November 30 to see La Danza Del Jaguar, a Mexican art exhibition in paper mache by Miguel Martin.  


Whether you're a resident or a visitor in Fort Worth, there are plenty of ways to engage with and appreciate Hispanic culture during Hispanic Heritage Month. From food and music to dance and art, Fort Worth offers a multitude of options to celebrate this month in a meaningful way. 


Click HERE to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month in Fort Worth and find other upcoming events and shows to celebrate.