Make reservations now to attend the annual Mexican Culture Society’s gala with dinner, dancing, and a show Sept. 10, at the Double Tree Hotel, 1973 Craigshire Rd., St. Louis. The Mexican Day of Independence celebration, benefitting local Latino students, will feature ballet folklorico dancers and DJ-orchestrated music. Additional details available online.
On Nov. 5 and 6, visit the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, to enjoy Dia de los Muertos. This family-friendly free event offers a variety of activities involving art, music, and dance. For further information, call 314-746-4599.
On Oct. 1, the Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival will be held downtown on the corner of Madison and High Streets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be cultural entertainment, a children’s area, and informational booths, along with a variety of food and beverage stands. This event is free to the public and will showcase the best of Mid-Missouri's many cultures.
Join the University of Missouri at Columbia’s Voz Latina organization in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at a family-friendly picnic or catching a Latino poetry slam. Check out the month-long event calendar for details.
Join Kansas Citians at the Mattie Rhodes Center for its 18th annual Dia de los Muertes celebration with an opening reception Oct. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., and a lively street festival Oct. 8, from 1 to 9 p.m. Don’t miss the closing ceremony and spectacular Illuminated Calaca Parade, both on Nov. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. For further detail, visit the site, email [email protected] or call 816-221-2349.
Explore KC Hispanic News, a mainstream newspaper offering a bilingual English to Spanish publication to a weekly readership of 35,000 in the Kansas City metropolitan area. To check out the current news, visit online.
On Sept.16, Guadalupe Centers will hold their Blanco y Negro Awards Gala to bring together community and civic leaders to honor and thank those individuals who have contributed to improving the quality of life for Kansas City Latinos. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, 1228 Main St. Additional information may be found online.
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