Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 with our guide to Houston concerts, events & more

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán performs at UH in late September | Courtesy of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Don’t miss a thing with our guide to 40+ Hispanic Heritage Month events taking place across Houston from Saturday, September 10 to Sunday, October 16, 2022.

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:

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Concerts & Events in Houston

Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston: September 2022

Mixteco Ballet Folklórico opens Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern Glades in September | Courtesy of Mixteco Ballet Folklórico
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival at Central Green Park | Saturday, September 10 | FREE – The Katy park celebrates its 10th birthday with an annual Hispanic Heritage fest featuring local vendor booths, giveaways, dance performances, art, Latin cuisine and live music from Marisela y Su Son Karibe, Plena Tropical, and Take 2. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. New England Revolution at PNC Stadium | Tuesday, September 13 – It’s Hispanic Heritage Night at the EaDo soccer stadium, which will see midfielder and Mexican International Hector Herrera available in Autograph Alley after the match. $14 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Holocaust Museum Houston presents Book Talk with Author Julissa Arce | Thursday, September 15 | Virtual – HMH welcomes author Julissa Arce to kick off Latinx Heritage Month with a discussion of her new book, You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation. Free; suggested donation starts at $18. 6pm to 7pm.
  • Arte Público Press presents Latino Arts Showcase at Moores Opera House | Thursday, September 15 – Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Art Público Press presents a showcase of Latino performing arts showcase of UH’s Mariachi Puma, Brazilian dance and drum group Sambabom, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra unveiling a piece based on Sandra Cisneros’ The House of Mango Street, and more. $250 and up. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • El Grito with Son Rompe Pera at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, September 15 | FREE – The annual Grito ceremony returns to the Hermann Park stage followed by Son Rompe Pera, the Mexico City five-piece that pushes cumbia into the contemporary. This performance can also be view online via livestream. 7pm.
  • Salsa Night at Post Houston | Thursday, September 15 | FREE – All levels of dancers are welcome to this Third Thursday event at Post’s criss-crossed staircase where Love Dance HTX hosts a night of Latin dance lessons, performances, social dancing and tasty beverages. 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Mexican Independence Day at Clay Family Eastern Glades | Friday, September 16 | FREE – Sprawl out at Memorial Park’s Eastern Glades with an evening of delicious food, dancing from Mixteco Ballet Folklorico and music by Mariachi Tradicion de Jalisco. 5:30pm to 9pm.
  • Selena Movie Screening at Bagby Park | Friday, September 16 | FREE – Catch a Midtown screening of the 1997 classic film about the life of the Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 – See the ‘Stros in one of their final home series of the regular season as it takes place during Hispanic Heritage Weekend, with fireworks, a Los Astros jersey giveaway, sugar skull bobbleheads, a pre-game street fest and more. $23 and up. Times vary.
  • Latin Festival 2022 at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, September 17 | FREE – The Pearland outdoor shopping destination hosts a Latin Festival with cultural dances, live music, small business shopping, and the presentation of Latino Hero Scholarships to local students and teachers. 10am to 8pm.
  • Texas Bonita Market at the Esplanade at Navigation | Saturday, September 17 | No Cover – Shop from a curated selection of local vendors at the East End Esplanade, while you take in DJs, ballet folklorico and photo backdrops. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán in Concert at Cullen Performance Hall | Saturday, September 17 – With a history that dates back to 1897, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán celebrates its 125th anniversary with a stop at University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall ahead of tour stops that will take them to Europe. $45 and up. 8pm.
Monica Villarreal of Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl leads a class on movement for older adults in September | Courtesy of Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl
  • Holocaust Museum Houston presents Book Talk with Author Jasminne Mendez | Thursday, September 22 | Virtual – Poet, writer and performer Jasminne Mendez shares work from her book of poems, City Without Altar, and a brief history to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian Massacre. 6pm to 7pm.
  • Camilo in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, September 22 – Sugar Land welcomes the five-time Latin Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Camilo to the stage. $50.99 and up. 8pm.
  • An Evening with José Feliciano at the Grand 1894 Opera House | Friday, September 23 – The legendary Puerto Rican guitarist and Latin pop pioneer brings a slate of his iconic renditions and original songs to the stage in the historic Grand Opera House in Galveston. $35 and up. 8pm.
  • Gentle Movement with Danza Azteca at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, September 24 | FREE – Monica Villarreal of Danza Azteca partners with AARP in Houston for a class that teaches traditional dance steps of Indigenous Mexico. Space is limited to 25 people; free with reservation. 10am to noon.
  • 2nd Annual Charreada at Traders Village | Sunday, September 25 – Rooted in Mexican cultural traditions, this festive event extends beyond rodeo horses and riders to include costume, music and delicious foods. Expect dancing horses, live performances, a petting zoo and more. Free to attend; $5 for parking. 10am to 5pm.
  • Takuache Festival Houston at Sports Creek | Sunday, September 25 – Celebrate National Latin Heritage Month in East End featuring live music from bandas and grupos all day long, local vendors and food pop-ups, ice cold micheladas, and more. Advance tickets start at $10. Noon to 9pm.
  • El Festival de la Salsa at Midtown Park | Sunday, September 25 – The central Midtown parkspace hosts an all-day festival including salsa artists Maelo Ruiz, Cro Cro y Su Tumbaka, Rudy Rincon, and several others along with a salsa dance competition, food and more. Free before 3pm with RSVP; $10 after. Free for ages 12 and under. 1pm to 10pm.
  • Tejas Got Soul: La Fiebre in Concert at Discovery Green | Sunday, September 25 | FREE – The first of three monthly concerts that explores the legacy of Chicano soul features La Fiebre, a storied, platinum-selling group of Tejano trendsetters that hail from Pasadena. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Pepe Aguilar in Concert at Toyota Center | Sunday, September 25 – The iconic multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter is joined by his brother Antonio and children Ángela and Leonardo for a family-filled performance featuring 40 musicians with bull riding and rodeo touches. $40 and up. 8pm.
  • International Soccer: Honduras vs. Guatemala at PNC Stadium | Tuesday, September 27 – The EaDo pitch welcomes the international soccer squads of Honduras and Guatemala for a friendly match. $56 and up. 8pm.
  • Let’s Talk Soccer with artist Betirri at Houston Public Library | Thursday, September 29 | FREE – The Downtown location of HPL hosts artist Betirri, who’s known for his series of paintings depicting bodiless sport figures in motion, to talk about the role of soccer in Hispanic culture. 6:30pm.
  • Karol G in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, September 29 – The Colombian Latin pop artist elevates her national tour to an arena show in Downtown on her $trip Love Tour. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Grito Fest 2022 Pre-Party at Baytown Town Square | Friday, September 30 | FREE – The two-day Grito Fest celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Baytown, getting the ball rolling with a pre-party at Baytown Town Square, featuring mariachi, ballet folklórico and Tejano artist Jay Perez. 5:30pm to 10pm.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston: October 2022

The Esplanade on Navigation hosts multiple markets throughout Houston Hispanic Heritage Month | Courtesy of East End Farmer’s Market
  • Frida Love Market at the Esplanade at Navigation | Saturday, October 1 | No Cover – At the East End Esplanade, this special pet-friendly market gathers local vendors for a community event that celebrates culture and the legacy of Frida Kahlo. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Grito Fest 2022 at Bicentennial Park | Saturday, October 1 | FREE – The all-day Grito Fest returns to Baytown’s Bicentennial Park, featuring a full slate of performances from mariachi, ballet folklórico, an accordion competition, jalapeño eating contests, and more. 4:30pm to 10:30pm.
  • Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, October 1 | FREE – Take in a high-energy night of salsa performances, dance theater, visual arts and more in celebration of Foundation for Modern Music’s 10th anniversary. 7:30pm.
  • Carlos Vives in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, October 1 – Rescheduled from an earlier date in January, the Colombian pop artist brings his take on regional folk music to the Sugar Land stage while on his Después de Todo Tour. $61 and up. 8pm.
  • Nuestra Palabra presents Celebrate Houston’s Community Cultural Capital at Alley Theatre | Monday, October 3 | FREE – This book signing and cultural event highlights Houstonians from the Latino Community that have made an impact on the national stage. Nuestra Palabra founder Tony Diaz will be there to talk about his book release, The Tip of the Pyramid: Cultivating Community Cultural Capital. Following the program, fellow poets, artists and writers will also be on hand for socializing. 6pm.
  • Young Audiences of Houston presents Flamenco Ole at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Tuesday, October 4 | FREE – This weekday morning program educates kids about the art and culture of Flamenco through song, guitar and dance. 11am.
  • 43rd Annual Festival Chicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8 | FREE – The Hermann Park stage again hosts this annual festival celebration of Chicano culture with performances across three nights, featuring Jay Perez and David Farias Band on Thursday; Elida Reyna y Avante with La Fiebre on Friday; and a Saturday night performance from Ram Herrera and Little Joe y La Familia. 7pm nightly.
  • The VryLatin Tour at Warehouse Live | Friday, October 7 – 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. $25 and up. 10pm.
  • Los Angeles Azules in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, October 9 – Sing along if you know the words when the Mexican cumbia band, Los Angeles Azules, brings their 40 Años tour to Sugar Land. $59.50 and up. 8pm.
“Viva Latin America” returns to Wortham Center in October | Courtesy of the Houston Latin American Philharmonic

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.