Posted By Visit Mesa Team
September 15, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month
Mesa celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrations, food and more
Celebrate with Visit Mesa all month long as we highlight the countless contributions, vibrant culture, and rich history of generations of Spanish and Mexican families and their foundations in Mesa. Enjoy Latin cuisine from Republica Empanada, get a seat at Sloan Park to watch the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, or plan ahead to enjoy the return of Dia de Los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center. Here are just a few ways visitors can explore and learn more:
Mexican Fiesta Baseball
Fri-Sun, Sept 24-26, 2021
About: he Mexican Winter Baseball League’s version of “Spring Training” will come to the valley at the state of the art Spring Training home of the Cubs, Sloan Park. Tickets available from $10-$15
Dia de Los Muertos
Sat-Sun, Oct 23-24, 2021
About: A celebration of Latin American Art and culture related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. The annual free event offers a variety of features, performances and more in celebration of the memories of the deceased. Location: Mesa Arts Center
Around the Community
The Guerrero Park Neighborhood Murals Project: The Urban Land Institute (ULID2) Mural Project and Cultural Coalition, Inc. worked together to combine neighborhood history and stories with many local artists creating over a dozen murals recently.
This mural project has enhanced the neighborhood by adding more color to an already vibrant area.
Mesa Community College: Celebrates Latin American Heritage Month with Virtual Events!
• ¡Celebrar! (Celebrate)
• ¡Juega a la Lotería! (Play Lotería!)
• Cocinando (Cooking)
Dining in Mesa: Mexican & Southwest flavors can be found in every corner of Mesa. From Sonoran "comfort" style to New Mexican heat, you can tantalize your tastebuds from appetizers to dessert.
Mesa Historical Museum: Now open - Diversity In Mesa
Celebrates the many different cultures that contributed to the settlement of Mesa, including some of the extraordinary individuals who broke racial barriers to become civic leaders in our community.
Arizona Museum of Natural History: Now open - Peoples of the Past
From the Paleoindian hunters to the Hohokam see prehistoric artifacts, a traditional dwelling, learn about the areas intricate canal system and much more.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum: Somos SouthWest, Selected works from Judson C. & Nancy Sue Ball.
For the last five decades, businessman Judson C. Ball and pioneer educator in childhood learning disabilities Nancy Sue Ball have amassed an impressive collection of 281 objects by artists inspired by the Chicano Art Movement. Known for its rich, vibrant colors and bold imagery, Chicano art is a celebration of Mexican/American heritage,
culture, and traditions. This exhibition highlights 29 artists from the Southwest, whose work encompasses a wide range of subject matter and mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, ink drawings, wood, and metal.