Latinx Fiesta; Celebrate Heritage Month October 1st In Dubuque
A special fiesta is coming to Dubuque soon in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Get to the Smoke Stack for a full on block party style event as Latinx Fiesta takes over the area. This FREE event has been organized by Dubuque Unidos and hosted by Loras College; its also sponsored by Multicultural Family Center, Inclusive Dubuque, and The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, and Dubuque Community Members. There will be food, live music, dancers, and resources for the community. All ages are welcome to the street party style event between 3 and 8pm to have a good time and experience the Latinx Culture. The first 50 people to the event will get FREE tacos from El Paisano. There will also be a variety of other vendors available for attendees to buy food from. After 8pm head inside the Smokestack as the Dubuque Latinx Fiesta will become Latin Night and all attendees must be over 21 to attend this portion of the festivities.
In addition, it's your chance to take in the rich heritage on display from our local Latinx community. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. While it’s crucial to lift up the voices, culture, history and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities year-round, this designated month helps to spotlight the contributions made by; "American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the official government website.
For more information on this free cultural event visit the Multicultural Family Center website here. You can also find more information from any of the designated sponsors above. Check out the festivities from last years event below!