Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami

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Hispanic culture is the pulse of Greater Miami & Miami Beach. You’ll feel it in the reggaeton and salsa music spilling out of clubs across the destination, and you’ll taste it in our restaurants, cafeterias and ventanitas (coffee take-out windows). Miami is a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, and during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15, 2022), Miami celebrates with parties, events, special deals, seminars and music. Here’s a look at some of the top things going on in Miami during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Little Havana Tours

Through November 15, 2022

Join Little Havana Tours as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with $5 off the Little Havana Walking Tour (use code: HHWALK2022) or $10 off the Little Havana Cultural Walking & Food Tour (use code: HHCULTURE2022). Experience cultural tours exploring the history, diversity and traditions of Cubans and other Hispanic groups in this neighborhood designated a "national treasure." Local expert guides curate a thoughtful, inspiring and fun tour as you walk, touch, smell, taste and sway through the colorful and vibrant Pequeña Havana. Choose from the two-hour walking tour or three-hour tour including food.

Noche de Arte

Mondays, September through October

An art piece will be created onsite during the Noche de Arte interactive art showcase at the InterContinental Miami in Downtown Miami on Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. The evenings feature local Hispanic artists Ale Perez in September and Perla Sofia in October. Artworks will be available for purchase, and select pieces are featured all month.

Latin Social

Thursdays

Gather around Henry Moore’s iconic sculpture, “The Spindle,” in the lobby of the InterContinental Miami from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays during Hispanic Heritage Month to enjoy an evening of Latin sounds, Pan-Latin tapas from Toro Toro and libations from the roaming mojito cart.

Havana 1957 Ocean Drive’s Cuban Live Show

Fridays and Saturdays

Havana 1957 Ocean Drive in South Beach recreates the glory and glamour of Old Cuba. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the restaurant presents Cuban Live Nights with free salsa lessons and a free mojito with the purchase of any menu item starting at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage Celebration at The Bandshell

September 24

The breezy Miami Beach Bandshell in North Beach hosts a night of salsa dancing and food from across Latin America during the Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage Celebration, beginning at 5 p.m. The concert will be headlined by Melina Almodóvar and her salsa orchestra, with performances by Mofongo de Plena and Puerto de Oro de Colombia. Veteran salseros and beginners alike can take salsa lessons from Ricky Torres of Salsa Central Dance Studios. And, of course, there’ll be plenty of delicious food to try. The event is free with RSVP.

Alhambra Orchestra Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 24

The Alhambra Orchestra celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance of beloved masterpieces inspired by the culture of Spain, capped by the lovely "Concierto de Aranjuez" with a guitar soloist. The community orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Free with RSVP (limited to six tickets per person).

Miami Marlins Mexican Heritage Celebration

September 25

The Marlins celebrate Miami’s diverse cultures throughout the season, and this year’s final installment will honor Mexican heritage during a 1:40 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. Fans are encouraged to turn the venue into a north-of-the-border Mexican ballpark with flags and musical instruments. A commemorative Mexican Heritage Celebration Marlins hat is available as part of a special ticket package.

Muestra Herencia Fashion Show

September 29

International fashion designers will present their gala dresses and swimwear designs to a panel of judges, and the winner will be awarded the Golden Thread Award (Premios Hilo Dorado). This free event starts at 6 p.m. at the InterContinental Miami’s Bayfront Ballroom.

Jazz at MOCA featuring Dante Vargas

September 30

The free Friday night jazz series at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami picks up a Latin beat in September when Dante Vargas takes the outdoor stage at 8 p.m. The Peruvian-born trumpeter has worked with such bands as Fruko y sus Tesos, La Sonora Dinamita, El Grupo Gale and El Tropicombo, and is currently producing an album with La Sonora Carruseles. The museum will be open during the concert (admission is $10).

Celebrate ORGULLO Festival

October 1-8

This Hispanic LGBTQ+ Pride festival returns for its ninth year, celebrating the art, music and dance of indigenous people throughout Latin America. The eight-day Celebrate ORGULLO event includes the ArtDIVA bus tour, which will bring guests to Cauley Square Historic Village on October 1 and into Little Haiti and Little Havana on October 2. Also on October 1 is a Caribbean dance and music workshop at Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park. A reception on October 6 at Pridelines LGBT Center will showcase “Los Invisibles de Colombia,” a photography exhibition of portraits of LGBTQ+ and indigenous survivors of Colombia’s guerrilla warfare. The week culminates on October 8 with TropiGALA B.C. (“Before Castro, Before Communism, Before Cellphones!”), a formal evening of music and dancing in North Miami recalling the world of pre-revolutionary Cuba.

Día de los Muertos at Toro Toro

October 6 through November 6

As part of Richard Sandoval Hospitality’s Global Culinary Campaign, the Toro Toro restaurant at the InterContinental Miami will feature an immersive multi-sensory culinary experience highlighting the four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

Salsa at InterContinental Miami

October 7: Salsa Night

The InterContinental Miami will present a Salsa Night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Chopin Ballroom featuring a DJ playing salsa classics, performances and master dance instruction by Salsa Lovers and drink specials starting at $10. Admission is free for ladies, and there’s a $10 cover for men at the door.

October 14-16: Salsa Festival Weekend

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the InterContinental Miami is hosting its inaugural Salsa Festival Weekend. Co-hosted by Salsa Lovers Miami, the three-day salsa soiree is packed with thrills, including dance workshops, pool parties, a salsa competition, and a Saturday-night salsa dance party with live entertainment. A special VIP Weekend for Two package is available.

Florida Grand Opera presents “El matrimonio secreto”

November 12, 13 & 15

Florida Grand Opera celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a 10% discount on tickets to “El matrimonio secreto” (“The Secret Marriage”), Domenico Cimarosa’s 1792 opera re-imagined in 1980s Miami. The opera is sung in a new Spanish translation with projected libretto in English and Spanish. Performances are at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

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