Hispanic Heritage Month officially kicked off on September 15th. The monthlong celebration will conclude on October 15th and honors the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States. 

The annual celebration, which has been around since 1968, ackowledges Americans with roots in Mexico, Spain, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The month starts on September 15th because it’s the Independence Day of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence on September 16, 18, and 21st respectively. 

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Fort Worth, Texas has a huge Hispanic population and is celebrating the month with over 30 events spanning Hispanic and Latinx art, food, and its rich culture. 

If you’re in Forth Worth or plan on visiting this month, here’s how you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Venture to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to experience exhibitions, performances, shopping and more during its ¡Celebramaos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage event, happening all month. 


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On September 24th there will be a Latin American Walking Parade & Festival and Mariposa Market for shopping. October 1st is Día de la Familia and a family movie night showing of Encanto. Check out their site for a full list of this month’s events.

Sidesaddle Saloon

This Latinx and women-owned saloon serves up delicious tapas and craft cocktails. The saloon is inspired by cowgirls and is located in Mule Alley, which is made up of horse and mule barns in the historic Western-inspired Stockyards District.


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La Onda

Recognized as one of Bon Appétit’s 50 best restaurants in 2022, La Onda is fairly new to the scene, being open since June 2021. Order a traditional Latin drink such as a Caipirinha and pair it with the ceviche of the week. 


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Don Artemio

This upscale restaurant is celebrating more than 200 years of Mexican history with Festival del Chile en Nogada. The traditional Mexican dish is made with stuffed poblano chiles, nogada (walnut-based cream sauce), pomegranate seeds and topped with parsley. The dish will be on the menu all month to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. 


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Joe T. Garcia’s

This family-run Tex-Mex restaurant is also located in the historic Stockyards District and has been serving the city since 1935. We heard they have the strongest margaritas in Fort Worth. They’re so strong that there is a two-drink limit for each patron. 


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