GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – National Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15th and runs through October 15th every year. It’s a month to celebrate the contributions, histories and cultures of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Grand Rapids and Western Michigan have a variety of cultural and educational events taking place to learn and celebrate Hispanic culture!

Fiesta Storytimes

Members of the community & GRPL staff will offer 2 bilingual book reading events! There will also be Latino music, snacks and free children’s books (while supplies last). Come out to the Seymour Branch on October 3rd from 5p-6:30pm and the West Side Branch on October 20th from 5pm-6:30pm!

Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta

Saturday, September 24
Central Park Grand Haven
11am-10:30pm

Enjoy live music, dance performances, food and vendors all day on September 24th! Plus, don’t miss Restaurant Week September 19-24 and the Fiesta Concert & Selena Look-Alike Contest on September 16th!

Hispanic Heritage Month @ GVSU

Grand Valley State University has a variety of events highlighting the U.S. Latino/a/x and Hispanic communities throughout the month! Check out their full lineup here.

Hispanic Heritage Game Day

Friday, September 30
Main GRPL Library
4pm-6pm

Join the GRPL for a classic Bingo game, Loteria and also test your knowledge with Hispanic history/culture trivia. This event is for all ages and family friendly – games will be played in both Spanish and English.

The Grand Rapids Public Library has multiple events throughout the month including storytimes (for both kids and adults), live music, community conversations and more. Click here for the full calendar of events!