Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these free mini-events in Decatur

Get ready! Time to clear your calendar! Hispanic Heritage Month is here, and Placita Latina has you covered with a host of festive mini-events to highlight Hispanic and Latinx performances, food, and culture.

The group was formed in 2021, from a mix of local Hispanic and Latino residents, professionals and friends, with the vision of promoting Hispanic culture and events in the city.

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This year, they have organized a series of events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 to October 15. So crack open the horchata and call your aunt, siblings, grandma, parents and neighbors and get ready for a month full of fun, you won’t want to miss any of these!

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Enjoy a live performance by a salsa band and dance instructors who will help you cha cha on Saturday, September 17 from 6-8 p.m. Then at 8 p.m. transition to the after party, where DJ La Superior de La Choloteca dance party) will present a spicy mix of Latin dance for attendees.

Both events are held in the Decatur Plaza. The plaza will also feature authentic Hispanic food, beverage and merchandise vendors.

Location: Decatur – 509 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030; Weather: 6-10:30 p.m.; Date: Saturday, September 17; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Latino Artists Showcase

Placita Latina has partnered with the Decatur Artists Alliance to launch an exhibit of emerging Latino artists during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The exhibition “Celebrating Our Collective Culture” features the work of seven Latino artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. These artists, which include analog photographer Jon Sanchiz and abstract painter Cristina Montesinos, feature a variety of styles in their work. The exhibit is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm at the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery.

Location: Decatur – 113 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030; Weather: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Date: September 19-October 14; Admission: Free; Website: placitalatinaga.org

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Day of the Dead Celebration and Parade

Placita Latina and Decatur’s beloved Halloween-themed parade, “Haints and Saints,” returns this year with a giant “Catrina” (skeleton) puppet, music and other Day of the Dead elements. The parade will begin at the iconic Decatur Cemetery and end at the Decatur Plaza.

Location: Decatur – 229 Bell St, Decatur, GA 30030; Weather: 18:00; Date: Sunday, October 30; Admission: Free; Website: placitalatinaga.org

Source: www.accessatlanta.com