Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month? Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) takes place September 15th to October 15th. This is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latinx community.

Boulder County and the area have many Hispanic Heritage events over the next 30 days. We encourage residents to participate in and to celebrate the significant contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities in Boulder County. Below you will find several upcoming events for 2023. So, mark your calendars and buy your tickets.

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Traditional Day of the Dead altar in Milpa Alta, at Mexico City.Photo byEneas de Troya, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum is featuring several exciting events this year that celebrate Hispanic heritage.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

The museum is having many events that celebrate the Hispanic heritage of Día de Muertos. The tradition is a time to celebrate the deceased, to keep our loved one’s memories alive. The events and exhibits have been long standing at the museum. This holiday is full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun.

Día de Muertos Exhibits
October 14 to November 5

The Día de Muertos exhibition will be in the Museum’s Swan Atrium. The exhibit features ofrendas (altars) built by community members and the work of local artists. FREE

If you would like to participate in building an altar honoring your loved one for the exhibit. Please fill out this application in English or Espanol. More information.

Day of the Dead Family Celebration
Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Downtown Longmont at 4th Avenue and Main Street

The Día de Muertos Family Celebration will be in Downtown Longmont. This street festival will include music and dance performances, art and craft activities, cultural education, delicious food, downtown business altars, and the Gigantes Procession. Longmont Museum will provide free shuttle to Downtown. Or you may park in a Downtown parking lot. More information.

Noche de Museo: Celebrating Day of the Dead
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 pm
$18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

The museum is hosting an evening of live performances in celebration of Día de Muertos for all ages, from ancient Aztecan dance to contemporary Chicano Funk. An annual community celebration of a centuries’ old Mexican tradition that has quickly become part of the cultural fabric of Longmont! Co-presented with the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee. Buy tickets online or by calling 303-651-8374. More information.

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BBN Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 24, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St, Erie, CO 80516

More information

Hispanic History Month Event

September 29, 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Trident Booksellers & Café
940 Pearl St, Boulder, CO

Featuring literature and music that celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture in the United States. More information.

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Elote

September 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
University Memorial Center (CU Boulder)
1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO

The Dennis Small Cultural Center will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a cup of elote preparado (prepared corn). More Information.

Longmont Library Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües

Mondays, 10:00 am to 10:30 am / Cada lunes, de 10 a 10:30 am

Stories and songs in English and Spanish for children of all ages. Cuentos y canciones en inglés y español para niños de todas edades.

Adults Creative Night: Cuarta Keychains
September 21, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Longmont Library
409 Fourth Ave.
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Celebrate Mexico's Day of independence for the month of September by making a Cuarta keychain. This historic item is used during horse riding events in many parts of Mexico for many years and is a staple in Mexican culture. Teens and adults are welcome; this program will be offered both in English and Spanish. Experience level – Beginner. Registration is required to attend and is limited to 25 people. More Information and to register for event.

¡Celebra el Día de la Independencia de México durante el mes de septiembre haciendo un llavero de Cuarta! Este artículo histórico se ha utilizado durante eventos de equitación en muchas partes de México por generaciones y es un elemento fundamental en la cultura mexicana. Adolescentes y adultos son bienvenidos, este programa se ofrecerá tanto en inglés como en español. More Information /registre por evento.

Tween Club: Vejigante Masks

September 28, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Longmont Library
409 Fourth Avenue
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Special workshop with Museo de las Americas to create a Vejigante mask. The Vejigante is a masked creature who both fascinates and frightens young children with his mischievous antics, especially during festivals in Ponce and Loiza in Puerto Rico. This workshop explores Puerto Rico’s vibrant and rhythmic festivals, the mixed history of the Vejigante and the country’s relationship to the United States. Students will create the horned mask of the mysterious and charismatic Vejigante as they listen to the sounds of Bomba music and learn about cultural blending. The event is geared towards 3rd to 5th graders. More information and to register.

Únete con nosotros para un taller especial con Museo de las Américas y crea una máscara del Vejigante! El Vejigante es una creatura enmascarada que les fascina y les asusta a los jóvenes de Puerto Rico, especialmente durante los días festivos en Ponce y Loíza. En este taller exploraremos los festivales vibrantes de Puerto Rico, la historia variada del Vejigante, y las relaciones entre Puerto Rico y Los Estados Unidos. Participantes crearan mascaras con cuernos del misterioso y carismático Vejigante. También escucharán la música bomba y aprenderán sobre la mezcla de culturas.

North of Boulder County

Backyard Baile (English: Dance) at BYT with World Line Dance Fusion
Friday, September 29, 2023, 6:00pm-9pm
Backyard Tap, 323 N Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Bailamos (English: We Dance) 2nd annual Backyard Baile! World Line Dance Fusion is an organization whose mission is to introduce people to line dancing from all over the world. They will join be in attendance to teach you some new dance steps.

Learn To Make Papel Picado & Tissue Flowers
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Loveland Aleworks, 118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537

Heart and Sol will be their October Pints for the People non-profit. Representatives from the non-profit will lead a Tissue Paper Flowers Workshop.

Loteria Game Night
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Loveland Aleworks,118 W 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537

Heart and Sol will be their October Pints for the People non-profit. Representatives from the non-profit will play Loteria, a game of chance.

Night at the Museum
Friday, October 13, 2023, Time TBA
Loveland Museum, 503 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO 80537

Featuring acoustic guitarist Dario & a discussion of the Bracero program in Colorado with Adriana Trujillo

LatinXtravaganza DRAG SHOW
The R Bar and Lounge
107 East Laurel Street Fort Collins, CO 80524
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 - 11:45pm

Celebrate Latin Hispanic Heritage Month with a sickening latinx drag show. More information.

Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: Movie Series
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
The Lyric
1209 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Highlighting the work of female Latina/Hispanic directors in this movie series. Ana Muylaert (Brazil), Julia Bonetto (Argentina), Fernanda Valadez (Mexico), and Maite Zubiaurre (Spain/USA) bring us closer to the daily life of housework, memory, nostalgia, and migration in the Hispanic world and the United States. More information

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