Winter Garden to kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month

The celebration will run from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

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The City of Winter Garden is kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a plethora of events and activities to get local residents involved all month long. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month was originally started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.

Since its origination, the month has been dedicated to recognizing the achievements and contributions of those in the Hispanic and Latino community who have changed history and inspired others to do the same. 

Winter Garden will be honoring the rich culture through food, music, dance, art, literature and more.

Starting Sept. 17, there will be free flamenco live music on Fridays at the Plaza by Don Soledad. On Sept. 24, the Mariachi Internacional Tapatio Band, will also be making an appearance on Fridays at the Plaza. 

In terms of art, residents will have the opportunity to create Día de los Muertos art at the Winter Garden Farmers Market or design Hispanic inspired art at SOBO Art Studio. 

The city is also encouraging locals to try some of the many Hispanic and Latin owned restaurants in the area including Ceviche Mix, Hunger Street Tacos, Tres Amigos Grill, and more. 

For a full list of National Hispanic Heritage Month events in Winter Garden click here





Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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