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2020 Virtual Events to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

2020 Virtual Events to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - Mi LegaSi

Hispanic Heritage Month is here and certainly not how we expected.  The days of attending parades, large patriotic fiestas, or festivals are gone...for now.  However, that shouldn't be an excuse to not expose children to the many different countries and cultures with rich history.  If any of them happen to be a part of your heritage, then it's more of a reason to expose your kids so they can get a glimpse into their family history. 

Mexican Culture Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

I know we're all overloaded with information, to dos, and frankly, who wants another item on their to do list?  Lucky for you, I found some great events and exhibitions that can help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, right in the comfort of your home, virtually.

2020 Hispanic Heritage Month Virtually

From libraries, museums, and cultural centers, we have a list to cater to everyone's likes and needs.  Here is a list of the best ones we found that are hosting virtual events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month including interviews with children's authors, craft events, music, art exhibits, storytime, and more. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Events 2020

Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles public library is highlighting Latino children's authors, is doing weekly bilingual Storytime, hosting virtual events for music, books, and even foods.

San Francisco Public Library

 The San Francisco Public Library is hosting online events from live music like from The Lucky Band, Storytime, and Craft activities, and even Salsa making

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting different events including Storytime, Zumba, and Topics of discussion like Hispanic or Latino? | Discussing Latinx Identities.

San Antonio Public Library

 San Antonio's Public Library is hosting a lot of fun cooking and reading centered events like Noon Time Helping of VeggieTacos with Chef Rebel, All Around Us author and illustrator presentation, and Noon Time Helping of Hispanic Heritage Cooking.

Dallas Public Library

 The Dallas Public Library is hosting a series of online events including, Storytelling: Latinx Folktales (Bilingual) September 18 at 12:00 p.m. LatinX: A Discussion October 2 at 12:00 p.m. Las LeyendasOctober 10 at 11:00 a.m. For more info Click on the pic.

 Library of Congress & Hispanic Heritage. Gov

September 25-27, 2020, 6 P.M. ET on PBS
National Book Festival occurs during National Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic authors have been pre-recorded. The 20th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held online Sept. 25-27. A special National Book Festival broadcast will air on PBS on September 27 at 6 P.M. ET. The following Hispanic authors will participate:  Sandra Cisneros, Angela Dominguez, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Melillo.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.


El Museo Del Barrio

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:

On View NOW *online* 

Museo del Barrio Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Event

El Museo del Barrio presents its first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world between the 1930s and 1970s from the Americas and the Caribbean.


National Museum of Mexican Art

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:

Solo Un Poco Aqui Day of The Dead Kickoff

Sólo un Poco Aquí: Virtual Day of the Dead Kick Off
Friday, September 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The inauguration of Sólo un poco aquí: Day of the Dead is going virtual this year. Since the exhibition and this season’s programming will only be available remotely this fall, we invite you to join us online on Friday, September 18th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and enjoy a completely new kind of kick off! In addition to a virtual tour of the exhibition, guests will enjoy artist cameos, music by Son Monarcas, poetry readings, Pilsen highlights. Register for the event so we can email you the evening’s program and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a private virtual tour of Sólo un poco aquí: Day of the Dead.


The Museo Latino

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:

Revolution in the Fields Dolores Huerta Revolución en los Campos

The Museo Latino

Now through September 26, 2020


Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Camposshares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) and the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. It is a quintessentially American tale of struggle and sacrifice, of courage and victory.

As a complement to the exhibition, these educational resources explore Huerta's public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers  (UFW) and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas - Santa Fe, NM


El Rancho de Las Golondrinas offers a full calendar filled with Craft sessions, talks, and even home remedy sessions.  Check out the Calendar and Facebook Page for more info.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican Americal Cultural Center

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:


The ESB-MACC offers free Digital Programs from lesson plans to online art galleries. The ESB-MACC is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. We thank the Smithsonian for hosting some of the online exhibitions. For any questions please email 

They have everything from The History of Mexican Music, Lucha Libre, The Rainforest, and Day of the Dead.  Plus, they even have live performances.


City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:

Virtual Events throughout the Month

The City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture is having many virtual events throughout the month.  Check out their calendar for a full list including events to celebrate las Fiestas Patrias.

Museum of Latin American Art - MOLA

2020 Hispanic Heritage Event:

The Latino Comics Expo

September 13 - September 19, 2020

The Latino Comics Expo (LCX), in partnership with MOLAA and presented by Hyundai, will take place online beginning Sunday, September 13th and ending Saturday, September 19th. Established in 2011, the Latino Comics Expo is the premiere event to connect with Latinx and Latin American comic artists and animators, experts and fans. This year’s virtual programming will feature a story time, panel discussions, animation showcases for families and adults, and interviews and demonstrations from diverse Latinx artists. The event is free and available to anyone.

Final Thoughts on Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Virtually in 2020.

As you can see, there are many ways that we can celebrate Latino Heritage with our kids.  I suggest to take  afew minutes, see what events spark your family's interests and book them in your phone calendar or set reminders so you don't miss them.  While, you may not be able to participate in all of them, take time do at least 1 event per week soo your kids can see it is an important part of their lives.  Happy celebrating!

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