Don’t miss a thing with our guide to 30+ Hispanic Heritage Month events taking place across Houston from Wednesday, September 15 through Saturday, October 16, 2021.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year, kicking off right around the date when Mexico and many other nations in Central and South America declared independence from Spain.
This year, the city of Houston welcomes back annual traditions and popular fall favorites that help to make Hispanic Heritage Month a festive time of the year.
Take a look at our guide to dozens of events taking place across the city and beyond:
2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Concerts & Events in Houston
Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston: September 2021
- Withstand: Latinx Art in Times of Conflict at Holocaust Museum Houston | On view through Wednesday, October 17 – The Museum’s first juried exhibition brings together 100 multi-media artworks of Houston Latinx artists that explore themes of social justice and human rights. Specific focuses include border relations, gender roles, domestic violence, the immigrant experience, and social and political turmoil. Included with general admission: $19; $15 for ages 65 and older; free for ages 18 and under. Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
- 2021 Leagues Cup Semifinal: León vs. UNAM Pumas at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday, September 15 – This tournament that pits squads from MLS against Liga MX brings its semifinal to Houston, where two storied clubs of Mexican soccer will face off with a trip to the cup final on the line. Tickets range from $20 to more than $100, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- El Grito, featuring Cambalache at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Wednesday, September 15 | FREE | Virtual Option – The annual Grito ceremony returns to the Hermann Park stage with Cambalache, a Chicano-Jarocho group from East Los Angeles that reflects the heritage and culture of Mexico through participatory performances of music and dance. This performance can also be viewed online via livestream. 7:30pm.
- Fiestas Patrias at Telomarket | Friday, September 17 | FREE – In Greater Fifth Ward, the grocery store on Lyons Avenue carves out some space for a Fiestas Patrias celebration that features free food, folkloric dance performances, music and raffle prizes. 4pm to 7pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the ballpark, with special giveaways that include a Jose Altuve replica jersey and a Yordan Alvarez bobblehead, plus Friday night fireworks, special performances, and more. Tickets range from around $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Sonia Flew at MECA @ Talento Bilingue de Houston | Friday, September 17 & Sunday, September 19 – Honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11, this family drama explores themes of patriotism and love through the eyes of Sonia, a Cuban immigrant living in Minneapolis with her Jewish husband and two children. When her son wants to enlist in the military after the 9/11 attacks, Sonia’s memories of fleeing war-torn Cuba are triggered and the family must come to grips with war and politics. Tickets are $20. 7:30pm both nights.
- Pedrito Martinez Group at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, September 17 | FREE | Virtual Option – Cuban jazz percussionist Pedrito Martinez arrives with his group to perform his award-winning style of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz that will have the crowd grooving from the covered seats back to the lawn. This performance will also be livestreamed. 8pm.
- Latin Festival at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, September 18 | FREE – Celebrate Latino culture with food, music, and dancing at a free, all-ages event in the heart of Pearland Town Center. 10am to 5pm.
- Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta at Downtown Central Library | Saturday, September 18 | FREE – Head to the brand new Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Downtown Central Library for an afternoon fiesta that celebrates rich heritage and cultural traditions through dance performances, crafts, Latin dance classes, bilingual storytimes, and more. 11am to 2pm.
- Hispanic Heritage Festival at Central Green Park | Saturday, September 18 | FREE – In LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, the community of Katy and surrounding areas are welcome to come out for this outdoors celebration of Hispanic music and art from across the region’s Latin American countries. 6pm to 9pm.
- Houston Dynamo FC vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Stadium | Saturday, September 18 – This Texas rivalry gets one more match this season and it comes on Hispanic Heritage Night, as the Dynamo look to avenge a late 2-2 draw at home from August. Tickets range from $20 to over $100, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Los Bukis at NRG Stadium | Saturday, September 18 – After 25 years, the Mexican Grupera band led by Marco Antonio Solís has returned to touring, releasing a re-recording of their smash hit “Tú Cárcel” and promising many of their beloved songs at a highly anticipated concert at NRG Stadium. Tickets range from $59 to more than $750, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- VryLatin: A Latin Music Experience at Warehouse Live | Saturday, September 18 – Out of Dallas, DJ Vrywvy brings all the hits in a one-of-a-kind set that highlights the history of Latin music, including songs by Bad Bunny, J Balvin and more, with VryLatin. Tickets range from $20 to $30. 10pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Tigres UANL Femenil at BBVA Stadium | Sunday, September 19 – In international friendly action, the Dash will host Tigres UANL from Liga MX Femenil for a cross-country clash in EaDo. Tickets start at $18, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Houston Public Library presents Q&A with Author Sandra Cisneros | Wednesday, September 22 | FREE | Virtual – With the release of her latest novel, Martita, Te Recuerdo (Martita, I Remember You), the celebrated American author Sandra Cisernos will visit with journalist Macarena Hernandez for a virtual Q&A session that also focuses on her classic Chicano novel from 1984, The House on Mango Street. Registration required. 6pm.
- Hispanic Heritage Market at Regent Square | Friday, September 24 | No Cover – Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at this market featuring specialty jewelry and accessories, artwork, candles, apothecary, culinary goodies and more. The first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary DIY papel picados art kit. 5pm to 10pm.
- Alejandro Fernández at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, September 24 – The multiple Grammy–winning Mexican mariachi singer is hitting the road to tour his latest album, Hecho en México, which has already produced four straight No. 1 singles. Tickets range from $20 to $200.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
- Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, September 25 | FREE | Virtual Option – This fully staged theatrical production features a cast of over 50, made up of artists from Houston and around the world, in a program that incorporates salsa hits and world premiere performances. This production will also be livestreamed online. Free tickets for covered seating will be available on Thursday, September 23. 8pm.
- Marisela in Concert at Arena Theatre | Saturday, September 25 – The chart-topping American-Mexican singer returns to touring, with a stop at Southwest Houston’s venue for an evening of her hits, including 1987’s “Tu Dama de Hierro”, for which her tour is named after. Tickets range from $40 to more than $115, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Houston Latin Fest 2021 at Midtown Park | Sunday, September 26 – Para todos los Latinos, this event brings together culture, music, art, cuisine and more from the North, Central, and South America regions—plus the Caribbean—for a rich Latin experience. Enjoy live concerts, local vendors, tasty bites, and more with family and friends. Advance tickets start at $10 and include a complimentary Old Parr drink; free for ages 12 and under. 1pm to 10pm.
- Danza Azteca Splendor! at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Wednesday, September 29 | FREE – The Calmecac Indigenous Organization takes to the stage to perform traditional Aztec dancing based on pre-Columbian traditions of the Nahuatl-speaking Teotihuacanos/Mexica and other indigenous nations of central Mexico, including the Otomo/Chichimeca nations of Queretaro. Through this exploration of Aztec history, philosophy, language, culture and foods, audience members can gain a new way of looking at the world through Indigenous eyes. 11am.
- Citizen Illegal: An Evening with Poet José Olivarez at Holocaust Museum Houston | Thursday, September 30 | FREE – The son of Mexican immigrants, Poet José Olivarez with join HMH for a special reading from his critically acclaimed debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal. 6pm.
Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston: October 2021
- Nella in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, October 1 | FREE | Virtual Option – Witness traditional Venezuelan songs like “La Negra Atilia” and “Tonada de Luna Llena,” as well as contemporary hits, when 2019 Latin Grammy winner Nella brings her country’s folklore roots center stage for her first North American tour. This performance will also be available via livestream. 7:30pm.
- Houston Symphony presents Fiesta Sinfónica at Jones Hall | Saturday, October 2 | FREE – An annual tradition, Houston Symphony will again take to the Jones Hall stage for a free evening of Latin American classic favorites, conducted by Rafael Enrique Irizarry. Though free, tickets must be reserved in advance. 7pm.
- 2022 Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez at Holocaust Museum Houston | Thursday, October 7 | FREE – The Houston-based Texas Poet Laureate for 2022 will appear for an in-person reading at HMH, sharing work that remarks on issues from the political to the emotional and focuses on his roots in Texas and the Mexican state of Jalisco. 6pm.
- 42nd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, October 7 to Saturday, October 9 | FREE – The annual Festival Chicano returns to the Hermann Park stage, highlighting the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience. Concerts through the three-day event include Little Joe y La Familia alongside Los Texmaniacs on Thursday; Ram Herrera with Grupo Aviso, plus Adalberto, J.R. Gomez and Demmi Garcia on Friday; David Lee Garza y Los Musicales performs with Shelly Lares on Saturday, which will also be livestreamed. 7pm each night.
- Tigres UANL vs. Deportivo Toluca FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday, October 9 – From Nuevo León, the famed Mexican club of Tigres heads to Houston to take on Deportivo Toluca FC in a friendly between the two sides from LigaMX. Tickets range from $40 to more than $80. 8pm.
- Comedian Teo González at Arena Theatre | Sunday, October 10 – The popular “comediante de la cola de caballo (comedian with the ponytail)” arrives in Houston for a night of hilarious comedy that has helped González tour the world across multiple decades. Please note this performance will be in Spanish. Tickets range from $36 to more than $100, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Juanes at House of Blues | Tuesday, October 12 & Wednesday, October 13 – The Colombian singer-songwriter with 20 Latin Grammy Awards to his name arrives in Downtown for two nights of Latin pop faves, including some recent songs from his 2021 release, Origen. Tickets range from $69.50 to $149.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm both nights.
- The Essence of Mexico at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, October 14 | FREE – Mixteco Ballet Folklórico take over the Miller Outdoor stage for this afternoon presentation of dances that highlight the regions of Veracruz, Nuevo León and Jalisco, before closing the show with Charros and “El Jarabe Tapatío,” better known as the Mexican Hat Dance. 11am.
- Dia de la Hispanidad featuring Jorge Luis Chacín at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, October 16 | FREE | Virtual Option – Presented by the Institute of Hispanic Culture, this performance features the Latin Grammy-nominated Venezuelan singer-songwriter and musician, Jorge Luis Chacín, known for his solo album, El Color De Mi Locura, and songwriting chops for groups like CNCO, Prince Royce, and Marc Anthony. This performance will also be livestreamed online. 7:30pm.
- Viva Latin America at Wortham Center | Saturday, October 16 – Closing out Hispanic Heritage Month, the Houston Latin American Philharmonic returns to their annual tradition, performing a concert program of cultural highlights that include a tribute to “Los Blanco,” “El Milagro de tus Ojos,” “Bailame” and much more. Tickets range from $29 to $86. 8pm.
- La Adictiva & Impacto in Concert at Arena Theatre | Saturday, October 16 – Celebrating their thirtieth anniversary, La Adictiva arrives for an unforgettable performance at the historic Arena Theatre, joined by special guests, Impacto. Tickets range from $75 to over $150, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
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