Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will host the annual City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage and culture and contributions of residents native or descendants from Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Central, South America and the Caribbean.
The City of Orlando is proud of its diverse and vibrant multicultural community that attracts people from across the country and globe who want to seek opportunity and call Orlando home, including Hispanics/Latino families.
The Hispanic community represents the 33 percent of the City population and 26 percent of Central Florida population. The undeniable influence Latinos have in the United States is incalculable, many Hispanics hold leadership positions in government, the judiciary, aeronautics, business, army, sports, science, health and arts. The contribution of Hispanic culture is reflected in many aspects of everyday life of Americans, contributing to the progress and diversification of our nation.
We encourage you to join us to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month in our City Beautiful.
The City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
This free kickoff event program includes City proclamation, Latin folkloric dances, food and entertainment and the grand opening of the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit at the Terrace Gallery featuring art pieces of Central Florida Hispanic artists to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture.
Public Art Coordinator
Luis M. Martinez
Director of Multicultural Affairs