Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County offers concerts, classes, exhibitions, and festivals across our communities in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Check back here as we look forward to events in 2021. In the meantime, please enjoy the links below to our2020 virtual Hispanic Heritage month presentations.
Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Virtual Presentations
|Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month|
Youtube (English) & YouTube (Spanish)
|Join us as we launch Hispanic Heritage Month 2020! Staff from M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation shares the importance of commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.|
|Celebrate Our History and Diversity|
|Learn important fun facts about historical figures, as well as celebrate the diversity of the Latinx culture. Enjoy choreographed dances.|
|Celebrate Our Cultural Vibe|
|Enjoy performances by Grupo Miel Band and also a cooking demonstration.|
|Celebrate Our Voices|
|Join in for a live panel discussion as Latinx leaders in the community give viewers the scoop on voting, the 2020 Census, and history in the County. Guest speakers include Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Daniel Jones, Omar Eaton-Martinez, Ashanti Martinez, and Celina R. Benitez.|
|Celebrate Who We Are|
|Hear an important message from Chairman Elizabeth M. Hewlett of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and M-NCPPC, and Director Bill Tyler of M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, and watch as they unveil this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month’s poster by contemporary artist Sandra Pérez-Ramos.|
About Hispanic Heritage Month
Over 17% of our county’s population has roots in Mexico, Spain, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, or one of the many other nations in the Spanish-speaking world. As Prince George’s County grows and changes, we want to celebrate the amazing diversity of art and culture that people of Hispanic or Latin descent have added to the rich tapestry of our neighborhoods.
Each year, from September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, and art exhibitions throughout the County. You’ll find opportunities for the whole family to create arts and crafts, savor delicious food, and hear stories—real and imagined—from around the world. The linchpin of our month-long celebration is our Annual Hispanic Festival, which in previous years has drawn thousands of celebrants from all over Prince George’s County and beyond.