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With over 30% of Orlando’s population made up of Latinx and Hispanics, Orlando is filled with unique events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Visitors and locals alike will find everything from art exhibits to music festivals to immerse themselves in the flavors and sounds of Hispanic culture now through October.

To find out more about the many Hispanic heritage events and activities in Orlando, go to Visit Orlando’s calendar of events.

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival (Sept. 10-18), part of a statewide Puerto Rican Parade initiative, will offer a full week of activities including a vibrant parade through downtown Orlando featuring food, live music, arts and crafts, and a variety of vendors.

  • The City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” includes:

    • An art exhibition in The Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall (now – Oct. 24) featuring beautiful and colorful paintings of a diverse group of 19 Hispanic visual artists honoring the richness of Latin American history and heritage.

    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event (Oct. 12), the free event at the Amway Center, celebrates the diversity of Orlando and will feature welcoming remarks from city leaders, Latin food, music and entertainment.

  • The Salsa y Sazon Latin Food and Music Festival (Sept. 26), held in Festival Park east of downtown Orlando, is an all-ages celebration showcasing Latin flavors and live music with a line up a lineup of artists that includes Oscar D'Leon, Andy Montañez, Eddy Herrera, Fulanito, Brenda K Starr and more.

  • The 8th annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will be held for the first time at Amway Center on Saturday, Oct. 16. The star-studded lineup will feature Wisin & Yandel, Prince Royce, Luis Fonsi, Natti Nataasha, Zion & Lennox, Lunay, Mariah Angeliq and a special performance from J Balvin. Tickets start at $40.

  • The 12th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Party (Oct. 21) presented by the Downtown Arts District, will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national, and international artists. This themed art exhibition will be paired with an outdoor experience featuring food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors.

  • Festival Calle Orange (Oct. 24), a massive, annual one-day celebration of music will take over 10 blocks of downtown Orlando featuring over 20 national and international artists on two action-packed stages, representing musical styles such as salsa, merengue and bachata. Traditional Latin food and beverages are available for purchase.

About Visit Orlando  

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.