Hispanic Heritage Month

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  September 15 - October 15, 2011



Holland Area Arts Council

Fri, Sept 2 through Nov. 2: “Herencia” (“Heritage”): Exhibit curated by Roli Mancera to celebrate the works of area Hispanic artists. Artists’ reception: Fri, Sept 2, 6 pm to 8 pm: At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland. www.hollandarts.org

Sat, Oct 15, 10 am to noon: Family activity day for “Viva la Vida Festival”: make sugar skulls and crafts. www.hollandarts.org At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

Sat, Oct 15 to Nov 1: Help create a community ofrenda for “Viva la Vida Festival.” Events sponsored by Holland Area Arts Council, Latin Americans United for Progress, Holland Museum, and Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival. www.hollandarts.org At Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St, Holland.

Hope College 

Hope College of Multicultural Education: ome@hope.edu • (616) 395-7867 • http://www.hope.edu/student/multi/

Thurs, Oct 13, 6 pm: Hispanic Heritage Month event. Sponsored by Hope College Office of Multicultural Education in collaboration with La Raza Unida. At Martha Miller Center Fried-Hemenway Auditorium, 10th St at Columbia Ave, Holland.

11th Annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival

September 17-18, 2011

Information: LOCAL: 616.394.0000   TOLL FREE: 800.506.1299

Saturday, Sept. 17 Centennial Park (10th St & River Ave)

11:00am-12:00pm Pinata Breaking
11:45am-12:00pm Cierra - Barrera Pop
12:00pm-1:00pm Mexika - Sounds of Ancient Mexico
1:00pm-1:30pm Gallos de Oro - Folkloric Horse Dance Show with Band Music
1:30pm-2:00pm Laura Armenta - Modern Dance/ Belly Dance Show
2:00pm-2:30pm Gabriel Estrada III - Mariachi Singer
2:30pm-3:00pm Capoeira Mandiga/ Alessandra Riquelme - Brazilian Martial Arts/ Ballroom Dances
3:00pm-4:00pm Cinco En Clave - Carribean:Salsa, Bachata, Merengue
4:00pm-4:30pm Grupo Tarasco - Mexican Folkloric Dancing
4:30pm-5:00pm Artist Awards - Awards Presentation
5:00pm-6:00pm Folias y Daniel Castro - Tango Band
6:00pm-7:00pm Mr. Lac y El Oso - Latino Hip Hop
7:00pm-8:00pm Evolucion - Southside Texano Music

Saturday, Sept. 17 Holland Armory (9th St between River and Central)
9:00pm -12:00am  Salsa Night - Concepto Latino (Tickets Sold At The Door. $10 a Ticket.)

Saturday, Sept. 17 Knickerbocker Theatre (8th Street at College Ave)
10:00am-10:06am Sentidos - Short Film
10:15am-10:32am Carta de Francia - Short Film
10:45am-11:11am Visa Dream - Short Documentary
11:26am-1:03pm La Mirada Invisible - Feature Narrative
1:18pm-1:23pm Amor Familiar - Short Film
1:38pm-1:49pm Vecino - Short Narrative
2:00pm-2:53pm Antonia Pantoja: Presesnte! - Film
3:10pm-3:19pm A Donde Vas? - Short Documentary
3:34pm-4:00pm The Invisibles - Short Documentary
4:15pm-5:15pm A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism - Documentary

Sunday, Sept. 18 Knickerbocker Theatre (8th Street at College Ave)
3:00pm-3:26pm Visa Dreams - Short Documentary
3:40pm-4:38pm A Crusing Love Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism - Documentary
4:50pm-5:43pm Antonia Pantoja: Presente! - Film

Sunday, Sept. 18 Centennial Park (10th St & River Ave)
3:00pm Faith & Worship



Hispanic Festival
September 9 & 10, 2011


The 34th annual Hispanic Festival at the Calder Plaza (250 Monroe Ave NW, downtown Grand Rapids) celebrates the
different Latin American Cultures unified by the Spanish language. Join us for great food, great music and lots of fun. General admission is free.

For more information, contact: Martha Gonzalez-Cortes- CEO at (616) 742-0200 or mcortes@hispanic-center.org

Fiesta Mexicana ~ Mexican Independence Festival
September 16–18, 2011


Fiesta Mexicana 2011 will be at Calder Plaza (250 Monroe Ave NW, downtown Grand Rapids) on September 16, 17, & 18. Join us this year as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mexican Independence Day.Fiesta Mexicana is one of the largest and oldest ethnic festivals in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This three-day cultural extravaganza that highlights the diverse culture, music, art and gastronomy of Mexico and Latin America.


Grand Valley Office of Multicultural Affairs: oma@gvsu.edu • (616) 331-2177 • www.gvsu.edu/oma