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.
Guests will enjoy a presentation of Mexican culture through art, native plants, and garden design throughout the entire campus. “We believe that celebrations of traditions and cultural expressions create more enduring connections in our community, celebrating our diverse group of ethnicities,” said Vice President of Operations Ennis Anderson.
The celebration spanning eight weeks will feature numerous events, art exhibits, and unique new experiences for guests visiting the campus. Become a member to enjoy this Garden-wide celebration with special discounts and free admission.
EVENT SUMMARY (VISIT BRIT.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS)
Before events begin in October, visit Arte y Artesanía Botánica: Mexico’s Abiding Connection to the Natural World, an art exhibit featuring selections of craft and folk art from the Museum of the Americas. [Located inside BRIT building, Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.]
Weekend 1: October 1-3
To kick off Celebramos, members and VIP guests are invited to attend an artist night featuring Juan Velazquez. Mariposa Market, a local artisan market, will be held October 2 where ballet folklorico dancing and food trucks will await guests.
Weekend 2: October 8-10
Starting the weekend off with a Hispanic themed After Hours in the Garden, guests can enjoy several unique events this weekend. From shopping in our Fall Plant Sale to dressing up as Frida for a Fridamania Caza Azul Party, ending with a performance from the Fort Worth Opera of “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World.”
Weekend 3: October 15-17
Families are welcome to attend our family movie night featuring Coco, as well as an Education Day with several activities throughout the day, including a Storytime, a documentary screening, and an artist talk with Juan Velazquez.
Weekend 4: October 22-24
FWBG|BRIT sponsors are invited to a VIP Garden Party: Celebración del Jardín held in their honor on October 21. Guests interested in a unique shopping experience are invited to our Hispanic Artisans’ Fair, with over 35 vendors throughout the Garden.
Weekend 5: October 29-31
Celebrate Halloween weekend with a Hispanic flair. Dress up in your best skull costume for a Day of the Dead Street Party.
Weekend 6: November 5-7
Join us for Tacos in the Garden to end our Hispanic Heritage celebration with a bang – this street taco festival will include 8-15 taco vendors and margaritas.