10 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Miami: Miami Destinations for Hispanic and Latinx Culture
In Miami, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the Hispanic and Latinx communities through events like colorful art exhibitions, the Billboard Latin Music Awards and AIPE Latin Golden Awards, and Latin Restaurant Week. The 30-day nationwide celebration runs annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, coinciding with the independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Here are just a few ways to celebrate the Hispanic flavor, contributions, and cultures in Miami.
1. Take Salsa Lessons at Mango’s Tropical Café
The Ocean Drive mainstay offers a nightly Sip, Savor, & Salsa event where you can learn beginner level salsa and bachata, sip mojitos, and taste small plates.
2. Listen to Live Cuban Music at Havana 1957
A short walk north, Havana 1957 Ocean Drive has live Cuban music Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. The interactive set accompanies the delicious Cuban fare the restaurant slings, making for a fun night reminiscent of Havana in the 1950s.
3. Eat Your Way Around Miami’s Best Latin American Restaurants During Latin Restaurant Weeks
Treat your tastebuds to the best Latin food in the city during Latin Restaurant Weeks. Sept. 15 - 29, over 100 participating Latin restaurants, food trucks, and culinary businesses roll out prix fixe menus for a deal.
4. Watch a Live Performance at the Miami Beach Bandshell
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the beachside venue is set to host Miami Beach Salsa Fest and acts like Son Rompe Pera, Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra, Kany García, and Kevin Kaarl.
5. Celebrate ORGULLO
The 13th annual ORGULLO Miami Hispanic and Indigenous Pride Festival returns Oct. 1 - 15 with the theme Faith, Folklore, and Fashion. The unique lineup of programming includes a workshop on religious clothing, Goddess Cabaret featuring the Miami Gay Chorus, and the ArtDIVA Bus Tour around popular Miami Latinx sites.
6. Visit The Bass Museum of Art to see Jorge Méndez Blake’s Paisaje desmantelado (Haikus de José Juan Tablada) / Dismantled Landscape (José Juan Tablada’s Haikus)
Mexican poet José Juan Tablada was the first writer to introduce haikus to the Spanish language in Latin America. In Jorge Méndez Blake’s Macallan Art Prize-winning work, he examines and deconstructs 99 haikus by the esteemed writer and creates a powerful visual composition that invites viewers to construct their own narrative, with personal connections colored by time and place. On long term view at The Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach.
7. Visit PAMM to see Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream
For more groundbreaking contemporary art, hop across the bay to Pérez Art Museum Miami to see Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream, a painting installation on view now until July 28, 2024. The Brazilian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States highlights the narratives of critical activists and environmentalists in South America who pursued their dreams through resistance.
8. Stroll down Calle Ocho in Little Havana
Miami’s Cuban exile experience began here in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, on Eighth Street (symbolically called Calle Ocho). The first Cuban refugees arrived, settled, and expanded the neighborhood, and the rest is history. The colorful street has plenty of Cuban-themed shops, galleries, and cafés to get lost in.
9. Watch the Billboard Latin Music Awards
The 30th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place Oct. 5 just a half-hour drive from The Sagamore Hotel at Watsco Center in Coral Gables. Catch the live broadcast by Telemundo, as the 2023 show honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music this year, with special Icon and Lifetime Achievement awards presented to Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Ivy Queen and Mexican group Los Angeles Azules.
10. Attend the AIPE Latin Golden Awards
See more live Latin entertainment at the star-studded AIPE Latin Golden Awards, taking place Oct. 9 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The prestigious awards celebrate the contribution of Spanish-speaking artists in music, film, television, and other forms of artistic expression. This year, Argentine actress Mirtha Legrand, Chilean actor Benjamin Vicuña, and Mexican actor Fernando Allende are all on the bill.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us at The Sagamore Hotel here in Miami Beach. Our iconic destination offers deluxe accommodations, an array of amenities, and a unique glimpse into the art culture that embodies the very essence of the property. See which of our special offers works for you, including deals just for Florida residents.