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Sunny Isles Beach Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Sun Times 07/05/2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Sunny Isles Beach this month with two exciting events showcasing art, music and culture! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15th and ending on October 15th. It was enacted into law on August 17th, 1988.

The day of September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of Independence for Latin American countries such as: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their Independence days respectively on September 16h and September 18th. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12th, falls within this 30 day period.

We are kicking off our Hispanic Heritage Celebration with a concert at Heritage Park. Immerse yourself in popular and traditional music as we celebrate Hispanic heritage in Sunny Isles Beach. Vendors will have food available for purchase. Admission is free. Free parking is available in the Heritage Park garage and under the William Lehman Causeway.

• Saturday, September 21st from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue
• Sunday, September 22nd, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue

Experience the rich and diverse culture of our South Florida community on this second day of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Enjoy an exciting art and cultural showcase featuring singing, dancing and performances from some of our local talent! Vendors will have food available for purchase.

This event is free, free parking is available in the Heritage Park garage and under the William Lehman Causeway. The Sunny Isles Beach Shuttle will provide free transportation within Sunny Isles Beach.

To view more events hosted by the Cultural & Community Services Department, please visit their webpage at: www.sibfl.net. For more information, call: (305) 792-1706.