Posted By Brooke Dixon
September 14, 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month
Mesa celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrations, food, and more!
Hispanic Heritage Month is the time to honor the impactful and meaningful contributions and accomplishments of Hispanic communities. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Visit Mesa will be highlighting some of the people, the art, and the culture that continue to enrich our city. Let's take this month to learn, appreciate, and commemorate the contributions that these communities have made throughout history and continue to make in Mesa. Here are just a few ways that you can explore and learn more:
Mexican Fiesta Baseball
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
The 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-$25
Guelaguetza, Desert Botanical Garden
Oct. 7-8, 12-4 p.m.
This event brings to life the lively traditions of a traditional Mexican indigenous holiday through music, dance, art, food, and more. Rooted in Oaxaca's indigenous cultures, Guelaguetza, originating from the Zapotec word for "reciprocal exchange of gifts and services," has a history spanning over 500 years. Don't miss this captivating celebration of heritage and unity!
Dia de Los Muertos
Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22
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
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.
Art & Music
Arizona Museum of Natural History: Now open - Native 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.
I am an Artist: Frida Kahlo
Sept. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Attendees of all artistic skill levels are invited to declare "I am an Artist!" and try their hand at the selected artists signature style. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event features artist Frida Kahlo and the opportunity to create symbolic self-portraits!