National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) is a way to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans. Communities nationwide mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with special events and educational activities. And there are plenty of ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Orlando.

Commemorate the holiday with a multitude of free events such as outdoor live music performances, art exhibits, and more.

Where to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Orlando

  • MÉXICO CANTA! – a Frida celebration
  • Aquatica Orlando's Viva Fiesta Aquatica
  • Orlando Salsa Festival
  • Sips and Salsa Festival in Clermont
  • Lake Nona Hispanic Heritage Festival
  • Latin Jazz and Art Festival in Casselberry
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration Event
  • Winter Garden – multiple events

MÉXICO CANTA!- a Frida celebration

Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art

Enjoy an evening of Mexican art and culture with a special performance by Mexican-American soprano Cecilia Violetta López, who will appear as Frida Kahlo in Opera Orlando's MainStage production of the opera Frida. Mexican inspired cuisine and Margaritas included in ticket price thanks to Frontera Cocina Mexicana.

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Viva Fiesta Aquatica

Fiesta Aquatica Returns to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Aquatica Orlando

Aquatica Orlando is excited to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month once again with an unforgettable pool party.

  • Happening every Saturday & Sunday from September 9-OCtober 15, and it’s included with park admission
  • Latin music and live entertainment throughout the park on Fiesta days
  • Tequila tasting right on the beach at the All-New Trader Turi's Tiki Bar for an additional fee
  • Festive, Latin-inspired food offerings at restaurants around the water park

Orlando Salsa Festival

Friday, September 22, 8:00pm
Amway Center
Get ready for the ultimate salsa extravaganza! The Orlando Salsa Festival is coming to Amway Center, featuring the legendary Willie Colón and El Gran Combo! Prepare to dance the night away to the electrifying rhythms of salsa and experience a once-in-a-lifetime concert event.
Tickets start at $61

Sips & Salsa Festival

Saturday, September 23, 5pm
Waterfront Park, Clermont
A display of cultural cuisine will be available in a variety of exquisite dishes, accompanied by live salsa music and dancing. Lots of activities for the whole family including Chihuahua races, a domino tournament, kids zone, and much more!

Lake Nona Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 23, 3:00 – 8:00pm
Nona Adventure Park
Join this vibrant celebration of culture, music, food, and fun at the Lake Nona Hispanic Heritage Festival! Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Hispanic traditions as we come together to honor and enjoy the diversity that defines us. This family-friendly event promises an unforgettable experience filled with live entertainment, delicious cuisines, captivating performances, and thrilling activities.
$10 – 40

Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration Event

Wednesday, September 27, 5pm – 8pm
Camping World Stadium

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz invite you to the 17th edition of the City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event.
This free event gathers our community to celebrate the heritage, culture and contributions of Hispanic residents to our city and nation with Latin food, music and entertainment.

“Noche de Sabor” at Museum of Illusions

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Museum of Illusions at ICON Park invites guests to experience Noche de Sabor, or “Night of Flavors,” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. From 6 to 9 p.m., the interactive attraction will throw an exclusive fiesta featuring a live DJ, dancing and more.

The Wheel at ICON Park will also take part in the celebration. During the event, party guests can take a complimentary trip on The Wheel, which will be lit up in Museum of Illusions’ signature orange to add to the fiesta. The party continues and the cerveza is flowing at the cash bar.

Admission to the party is $35 per ticket and guests must be 21+ to attend.


Latin Jazz and Art Festival

Saturday, October 7, 5pm – 9pm
Lake Concord Park, Casselberry

The Pedrito Martinez Group will headline Casselberry’s Latin Jazz and Art Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lake Concord Park behind City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive.
Martinez, born in Havana, Cuba and began his music career at the age of 11, is a multiple Grammy-nominated drummer who has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Sting and contributed to more than 100 albums.

Lake Concord Park Casselberry | Dani Meyering


Kavas Tacos + Tequila at Pointe Orlando is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by offering a special menu that will benefit Santiago & Friends – Family Center for Autism, a nonprofit by Latino Leadership that provides ABA therapy in a culturally- and linguistically-sensitive environment for Central Florida families.

From September 15 to October 15, Kavas Tacos is offering a special three-course menu for $40 per person, with $2 from each dinner sold being donated to Santiago & Friends.

On October 4, Kavas is hosting a Cena, inviting the entire Central Florida community to come out for dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, and to learn more about Santiago & Friends. An additional $1 will be donated for each dinner purchased on October 4.

Mexican Independence Day Meets National Guacamole
Saturday, September 16

  • Complimentary Tequila Tastings from 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Special Guacamoles: Truffle Street Corn, Mango Jalapeño, and Chicharrón
  • Party Llamas from 6-9 p.m.
  • Mexican Folklórico Dancers 7 & 8 p.m. | Fire Shows 8:30 & 9:30 p.m.


Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Winter Garden (2022 Link)

Head to beautiful downtown Winter Garden for live music, food, art, and merchandise. We will update if more announcements are made.

!Viva El Arte!
September 1 – October 31, 2023

Curated by the Winter Garden Art Association, this exhibit features various forms of 2-D and 3-D artistic expressions from Central Florida Hispanic Artists. Come see these colorful and amazing works of art.



Featured image: Orange County Regional History Center