Events in Orlando for Hispanic Heritage Month

By Roger Jimenez

Get ready as Orlando is gearing up to honor the diversity of Hispanic and Latino cultures that have left an indelible mark on the city.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and Central Florida is preparing to host a series of lively and heartwarming events that showcase the enduring legacy of Hispanic communities. Join us as we delve into the exciting lineup of activities set to take place in and around Orlando!

Hispanic Cultural Celebration @ Central Florida Zoo

Sept. 22, (5 PM to ~8PM)
$6  OR  $40 Family 4-Pack
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As part of their Sunset Celebrations event, the Central Florida Zoo is opening up after-hours to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join your favorite animals and furry friends as the zoo opens up from 5 PM to sunset, hosting a number of vendors and food trucks plus themed-crafts and activities, all to some great live music! Make sure to save some bucks by buying tickets online instead of in-person!


Orlando Salsa Festival

Sept. 22 at 7 PM
Amway Center  |  Prices vary

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As mentioned in our previous "September Festivals" article, this even will be featuring the legendary Willie Colón and El Gran Combo. The Orlando Salsa Festival is a high-pace cultural concert event that is the perfect opportunity to grab your partner and dance the night away at the ultimate salsa event of the year. Click here to purchase tickets!

Lake Nona Hispanic Heritage Festival

Nona Adventure Park
Sept. 23 (3 - 8 PM)   |   $10 Admission
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Lake Nona opens up their Adventure Park for a night to bring everyone together for their Hispanic Heritage Festival! This family-friendly event is perfect for the kids as they will have a kids-zone and a water park for them to have a great time, letting the adults enjoy all of the incredible cuisine and live music performances that is sure to give everyone a night to remember. 

Sips & Salsa Festival

Waterfront Park, Clermont
Sept. 23 @ 5 Pm to 10 PM  |  FREE

This year, the city of Clermont is hosting their Sips & Salsa Festival right by the water, making it the perfect time to grab the family and catch some sun on this cultural fun day! Join the locals for an evening of great food, live music, and their first-ever Fiesta Costume Competition to perfectly wrap up the night!

City of Orlando’s Hispanic Community Celebration Event

Camping World Stadium
Sept. 27  @ 5 PM - 8 PM   |   FREE
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The city of Orlando invites everyone to their Hispanic Community Celebration event where the neighborhood will gather to celebrate heritage and culture. Featuring Latin food, live music and entertainment, this free event is perfect for those looking to have a wonderful time with their friends and family.

Latin Jazz & Art Festival

Lake Concord Park, Casselberry
Oct. 7  @ 5PM - 9 PM   |   FREE
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Join the city of Casselberry as they celebrate the flavors and artwork of Latin culture at their Latin Jazz & Art Festival! Headlined by the Pedrito Martinez group, this musical event will feature live jazz performances and dance performances that will get the rhythm going for anyone in attendance.

Ford Taste of Latino Festival

Plaza Del Sol, Kissimmee FL
Oct. 8  @ 12 pm - 5 PM
FREE / $70 VIP 
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The Ford Taste of Latino festivals are legendary Florida events that happen all over the state to showcase the best art, wine, and traditional Latin foods around, highlighting Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, paella, and so much more! Join Kissimmee for the 2nd Annual Taste of Latino festival that will have everyone wondering: who truly is the best around?

1st Annual Orlando LatinoFest 2023

Festival Park
October 14  @ 12 pm - 7 PM   |   FREE

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Orlando’s first annual LatinoFest is coming to town. This multicultural celebration will be full of live entertainment, food trucks, prize giveaways, shopping booths, and even a dominoes tent! Join the community for this free extravaganza as they close out the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with a bang. 


Orlando's diverse communities are coming together to honor the legacy of Hispanic and Latino cultures that have enriched the city's colorful identity. Whether you're enjoying the music at Casselberry's Latin Jazz & Art Festival or savoring Latin cuisine at the Ford Taste of Latino Festival in Kissimmee, this month-long celebration promises a delightful blend of music, food, and cultural richness.

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