With Greater Miami & Miami Beach being one of the nation’s richest melting pots of Hispanic cultures, there is no better place to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, 2023. This special month is packed with events, concerts, festivals, movie screenings, book readings and much more. Check out some of the best Hispanic Heritage Month events happening all across Miami.
Miami Beach Salsa Festival
Join the City of Miami Beach in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the annual Miami Beach Salsa Fest. This festival will be held September 16, 2023. The festival returns to the Miami Beach Bandshell. Saturday, September 24 will be an evening of salsa rhythms for the whole family to enjoy. The event lineup features Melina Almodóvar. Besides live orchestra and dancers as well. Doors open at 4:00 PM and showtime is at 6:00 PM.
Una Noche Con Mabel Cuesta Y Gema Pérez-Sánchez
Books & Books and the Cuban Heritage Collection present Una Noche con Mabel Cuesta and Gema Pérez-Sánchez a conversation with the author discussing Cuesta’s book “In Your Face, Papi!” Additionally attendees should note that the conversation will be primarily in Spanish. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables.
Good Things Will Come Film Screening
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a 7 p.m. special screening of the short documentary film ”Good Things Will Come (No Hay Mal Que Por Bien no Venga)”. This will be held at FIU in Westchester. Presented by the FIU Cuban Research Institute. Besides the film explores Operation Pedro Pan, which brought over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States. Brought by secret airlift between 1960 and 1962. Basically the story is told through the perspective of two children. After the screening, stay for a discussion about the film.
Miami Beach Salsa Festival
Celebrate Hispanic heritage by dancing to the rhythms of salsa music under the stars at the Miami Beach Salsa Festival. This family-friendly concert will take place at the Miami Beach Bandshell and includes an impressive lineup, including headliner Melina Almodóvar, a live orchestra and dance performers. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a show time of 6 p.m., and while the event is free, you are encouraged to arrive early.
Hispanic Heritage Concert Celebration
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to kick off its season, the Alhambra Orchestra presents a special Hispanic Heritage Concert Celebration. A free performance at 7:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Little Havana. Led by conductor Daniel Andai, the orchestra will perform Spanish and Spanish-inspired masterpieces. These include Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero,” Manuel de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” and Arturo Márquez’s “Danzón No. 2.” The evening will also include performances by the Doral Symphony Orchestra. Besides singers Manuel Arvelaiz and Roque Cedeño will also perform.
Tito Puente Jr.
Son of legendary Latin jazz bandleader Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr. takes to Collins Park in South Beach for a free Hispanic Heritage Month concert. Will be held from 5-7 p.m., presented by the Global Arts Project and Artscape. The concert also features free salsa lessons with Fitness by Fernando. Additionally, wear comfortable shoes and come ready to move to the beat.
More Ways To Experience Hispanic Culture In Miami
During the Hispanic Heritage Month
No matter what time of year you visit, Little Havana is a great area in which to experience Miami’s rich Hispanic culture. Embark on a walking tour exploring the neighborhood’s food and culture with Little Havana Tours or stop into the MICHELIN-recommended Café La Trova for celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein’s spin on Cuban cuisine alongside nightly live Trova-style Cuban music. If you’re in South Beach, check out Havana 1957, a favorite Cuban restaurant that features a live band and entertainers in the spirit of 1950s Havana on Friday and Saturday nights.
Find more ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Have a memorable visit by staying at the Cavalier’s South Beach Art Deco hotel that is located on Ocean Drive in front of the beach.For reservations call (305) 673 1199.