2019 Latino Independence events in Bay Area

2019 Latino Independence events in Bay Area

Join the celebrations as we commemorate history, culture and traditions of our Latin American countries.

National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is when we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

Its roots go back to 1968, beginning on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize. Learn more.

The biggest celebration is from Mexico called ‘El Grito’. Learn more.


Bay Area events: 107



Latino Art exhibits in Bay Area

Latino Concerts + Shows in Bay Area


Monday, Sept 16th

Official Event Independence Celebration By Consulado General of Republic of El Salvador // SF

FreeTheChildren; Close the Camps: A Day Of Action // SF

Families Belong Together Procession // SF

[TV] Latino Heritage month cultural programs // PBS

Sabores de Wine Country, Latino Food & Wine 2019 Festival


Tuesday, Sept 17th

[TV] Latino Heritage month TV programs on PBS

Gourmex SV // San Jose

Building Solidarity with the People’s Movement in Mexico // SF

SF Punchline- Latino Comedy All-Stars // SF


Wednesday, Sept 18th

[TV] Latino Heritage month TV programs on PBS

SF Public Library’s ¡VIVA! Celebration of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month


[exhibit] Why the Immigrants Come: Maya Art & Textiles from Guatemala // SF


Thursday, Sept 19th

¡Viva! Latino Hispanic Heritage Month // SF

Journeys: How Immigrants Made a Home in San José

Celebrating 40 Years of Tenant Power and Resilience // SF

Mission Housing 2019 Gala Fundraiser // SF


Friday, Sept 20th

¡Viva! Latino Hispanic Heritage Month // SF

Somos/Funky Art Opening Reception // SF

PARASOL- A Latin American Spirits Tasting atop the Hotel VIA // SF

Fandango Jarocho Mensual en La Peña // Berkeley

[free] Hurricane María 2 Years Later: Remembrance Ceremony // SF

Los Rumberos de la Bahía: MABAGWE [a Tribute to the Elders of AfroCuban Rumba] // SF

[film] Opening night! 2019 Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino film festival

Metalachi // SF

House Party for Border Solidaridad // Oakland


Saturday, Sept 21st

Celebracion de la Cultura Maya // SF

9th annual Carnitas festival // Vacaville

[free] Salsa & Latin Rock Fiesta by Orquesta Adelante // Daly City

¡Viva! Latino Hispanic Heritage Month // SF

Redwood City annual Salsa festival

Day of Peace – Dia de Paz // San Jose

Afro-Latinx Festival 2019 // SF

[film] 2019 Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino film festival

Cena Baile – Coalicion Pinolera // San Bruno

Los Rumberos de la Bahía: MABAGWE [a Tribute to the Elders of AfroCuban Rumba] // SF

All White Boat Party by Sabor // San Francisco


Sunday, Sept 22nd

Defensa del Territorio Indigena en Yucatan // SF

Fiesta Mexicana // Salinas

Gran Festival Chapin // Petaluma

¡Viva! Latino Hispanic Heritage Month // SF

El Tecolote: a retrospective // SF

[free] Chevere Sundays: Hispanic Heritage Month // SF

Salsa By The Bay Annual All White Party w/ Alberto y su Orquesta // SF


Tuesday, Sept 24th

Dia de los Muertos Altar Building Series by TMM // SF


Wednesday, Sept 25th

[free] LGBTQ en Español: Capacitación de Mejores Prácticas // Sonoma

[free] 2019 Mayor London N. Breed Latino Heritage Celebration // SF


Thursday, September 26th



Saturday, Sept 28th

Super Custom Car Show & Taco Truck Festival // Antioch

Latino Grammy Winner – Marlow Rosado @ SSF Concert in the Park 2019

La Diáspora Festival: 4 stages of music // SF


Sunday, Sept 29th

[free] Latino Engineering Day // SF

Viva Nicaragua festival // Newark





[free] Film Screening of “Dolores” Documentary about the life of Dolores Huerta // SF

VIVA FRIDA 2019 festival // San Jose

BBQ Without Borders is a benefit event that will celebrate immigrants through food, drink, music, dance, art and more!

Dreamer Fund Presents: Danza for Resilience // SF



Teatro Visions World Premiere: Departera // San Jose



Music & Tacos: Noche P’urhépecha // San Pablo



Latino-Latina Role Model Conference, 29th Annual // San Jose



5th Annual Gilroy Tamal Festival 2018



Dia San José

La Mezcla presents ‘Pachuquismo’ // SF



[free] Facebook 2019 Latino Fiesta // Menlo Park

SHCC 12th Annual Awards & Recognition Gala


Past events

Friday, Sept 6th

Music & Tacos with Los Cenzontles // Richmond

Saturday, Sept 7th

[free] Concert: Our Children Are Sacred // SF

[free] Mole & Mariachi Festival // Santa Cruz

Brazilian Independence Day // Berkeley


Sunday, Sept 8th

Festival Independencia Salvadoreña 2019 // San Rafael

Jaripeo Baile con Grupo Firme // Morgan Hill


Wednesday, Sept 11th

September 11, 1973 Remembrance Day of Chile


Thursday, Sept 12th

CBS TV Hispanic Heritage Month Reception // San Francisco

Solano Hispanic Chamber and Fairfield Suisun 2019 Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast Speaker Series – with Special Guest Dolores Huerta // Sonoma


Friday, Sept 13th

Compassion Has No Walls – ICE Vigil // SF

Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating 2019 Contest // Hayward

Mexican Flag raising 2019 ceremony // San Jose

OLE Latino Heritage Month Kick Off // Oakland

Libros de Artista Book Reading // SF

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos – Arts & Music Symposium // San Jose



First Levi’s LATINO Concert Series // SF

Latino night at The Oakland Museum

Despierta // San Jose

Mónica María Son Jarocho @ Baobab // SF

Fiestas Patrias with Chulita Vinyl Club @ The Legionnaire // Oakland


Saturday, Sept 14th

El Grito: Salinas, California

[free] 64th Annual 2019 Festival of St. Leander // San Leandro

Independencia de Costa Rica 2019 // San Leandro

Horizons SF presents End Of Summer Jam / Mexican Independence Day Party // SF

Mission Flamenco @ SF Public Library ‘Viva Fiesta’

SF GIANTS: Free Latino Heritage Fiesta

Encuentrito Session: Battle for La Misión #2 // SF

San José Mexican Independence Cultural Cruise



Boxing: Jaime Mungia & Ryan Garcia from Mexico: DAZN

[free] Noche Mexicana @ Tortas Ahogadas Tradicion Tapatia // San Jose

[free] Rock Espanol show @ Main Elm restaurant // Redwood City

Fiesta Latina @ Clift Hotel in San Francisco

Orale Mexican Independence Party @ Carbon // SF


Sunday, Sept 15th

[TV] Latino Heritage month TV programs on PBS

El Grito: Salinas, California

San Francisco: Calle 24 Fiesta De Las Américas

Fiestas Patrias // Redwood City

Santa Rosa Independence festival

Las Fiestas Patrias 2019 for South SF

Chile, Mole, Pozole // San Jose

May the Sofrito Be with You! PR Club @ SF Giants Game

A New Grito for Change // SF

El Grito 2019 celebration @ SF’s City Hall

Chevere Sundays: Mexican and Central American Independence // SF

Fiestas Patrias Chilenas: Dieciocho Popular – ¡Recorriendo Chile! // Berkeley