National Hispanic Heritage Month starts this week and runs through October 15. The 2023 theme is Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America. According to the 2022 U.S. Census, nearly 64 million Hispanics live in the U.S., comprising 10 percent of the nation’s population; and over 27 percent of Florida’s population of approximately 22.25 million people identifies as Hispanic. With its vast and vibrant Hispanic heritage and culture, Florida celebrates these communities and their contributions year-round, but here are additional special events and experiences to commemorate the observation.
“Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic”
Represented by David Castillo Gallery in the Miami Design District, Miami-based, Mexican artist Pepe Mar has a 15-year survey, his first, on view at the Tampa Museum of Art through February 18. “Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic” features 50 works from his signature, colorful, mixed-media collages to ceramics and paintings conceptualized as a Gesamtkunstwerk in a custom setting designed by the artist.
The Miami Design District has evolved into one of the most dynamic neighborhoods worldwide for its luxury shopping, dining and home showrooms. Many art and design spaces call it home, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Music & Dance
Siempre Flamenco’s Festival de Cante returns (Arsht Center, September 15-17). Latin Groove Project performs Latin jazz and standards (Arts Garage, September 15). Put on your dancing shoes for Miami Beach Salsa Fest with live orchestras and professional dancers (Miami Beach Bandshell, September 16). Listen to Luis Manuel & The Charambo’s cumbia to merengue hits at Clematis by Night concert series (Waterfront Commons, October 12).
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People gravitate to Delray Beach for its old-fashioned appeal and walkable, residential downtown with a lively main street. Culture and nature like a relaxing beach coexist in harmony, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The dynamic city of Miami Beach is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
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Las Olas Oceanside Park, better known at The Loop, celebrates the month with complimentary concerts showcasing different Latin music genres (Sundays through October 15). Organizers host an even bigger family-friendly bash with Hispanic art, music like mariachi, movie screenings including “Coco,” and a themed edition of The MKT featuring Hispanic cuisine, cooking demonstrations, flamenco lessons and loteria games with prizes (September 29-October 1).
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce schedules a full lineup of events throughout Jacksonville. Highlights include the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Starlight Gala & Awards (Hyatt Regency Riverfront, October 13); “La Ruta Del Sabor: Tour of Flavors” (Le Jardin On Park, September 16), and “Together,” a daylong dive into Hispanic culture with a luncheon, workshops and sunset rooftop reception (MOSH, September 23).
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Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Tequila aficionados and curious enthusiasts who want to step up their game should visit Siptequila.com’s new brick-and-mortar shop and tasting room in Stuart. See what it’s all about during its grand opening and first annual Sip Tequila Fest on September 30. Sample over 50 premium tequilas and mezcals, attend educational seminars and win tasty prizes to build your home bar. Tickets range from $55-$200 per person.
Part of the Treasure Coast that encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Stuart is associated with top-notch fishing. Pastel-painted historic buildings and breathtaking waterways make it a favorite destination, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Hispanic Theater Festival
Whether you’re fluent in Spanish or would like to improve your language skills, you’ll enjoy attending the inaugural Festival Teatro Hispano’s productions in Spanish only at Boca Black Box. Eve Ensler’s famous play will be performed as “Los Monólogos de la Vagina” on September 16, followed by Improvisto troupe’s family-friendly improv show that’s a hit with Latin American audiences on September 17.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach.