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Ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City area

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 13:44:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hispanic Heritage Month has officially kicked off, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Kansas City area.

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Latin American countries from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

KSHB 41 News has compiled a list of events happening in both Kansas and Missouri.

Fiesta Hispana
The Fiesta Hispana in Kansas City, Missouri, is an event where people have the chance to try a variety of foods, shop at vendors and enjoy musical and other performances.

  • Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18
  • Barney Allis Plaza, located at Wyandotte Street and West 12th Street in downtown KCMO
  • For full details, visit Fiesta Hispana's website

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Blendwell Cafe
Blendwell Community Cafe is hosting a celebration to celebrate the month.

  • Saturday, Sept. 17 from 3-4 p.m.
  • 10725 U.S. 24 Highway, Independence, Missouri
  • For more details visit this link

Know Your Neighbor from Mexico
Celebrating diversity, this event is hosted by the Olathe Human Relations Commission in collaboration with the Olathe Police Department, Olathe Public Library, Olathe Public Schools, Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Revolución Educativa and El Centro, Inc.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Olathe Public Library Indian Creek, 16100 W. 135th St.
  • To learn more, click here

2022 Latino Arts Festival
The Latino Arts Festival is another event where vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their products.

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Johnson County Community College, located at 12345 College Blvd in Overland Park
  • For full details, visit this link

Johnson County Hispanic Heritage Month celebration
The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center is hosting a celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park
  • For full details, visit the center's website

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Art for Kids!
Each Thursday during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library will host an educational event.

  • Everyday Thursday from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 at 625 Minnesota Ave. in KCK
  • Events held in the Craft Room in the main library
  • For more details, visit the library's website

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at KU Medical Center
Multiple events from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 celebrate the month through education and discussion.

  • Biographical spotlights, all month long
  • Clinical culture and diversity series, Sept. 20 from noon-1 p.m.
  • Cultural celebration, Sept. 29 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Hispanic & Latinx education, service and research day, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • For more information, click here

Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library
Throughout the month, the library features a collection of book recommendations, films and other resources that "explore a rich array of the experiences and perspectives of Latino Americans."

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