2017 Summer Festivals in Bay Area

2017 Bay Area events celebrating Latino Independence

Join the celebrations as we commemorate the 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 will be from Mexico called ‘El Grito’. Learn more.


Number of events: 77



[TV] Latino Heritage month TV programs on PBS

[Film[ 2017 cine+mas san francisco latino film festival

[Film] “DOLORES” film hits the Bay Area

[Theatre] Viva La Causa: A Teatro Retrospective

Latino Art exhibits in the Bay Area

El Nuevo Circo de Cepillín // San Francisco


Sept 13th

Cine con Cultura presenta: “Ixcanul” – “Volcano”


Sept 14th

Mission DACA Fundraiser #1

Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic

Solano Hispanic Chamber and Fairfield Suisun Chamber of Commerce

Open House – Celebration of the Hispanic Heritage

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Pedrito Martinez // SFJAZZ Center


Sept 15th

Mexican Flag raising ceremony // San Jose

Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest // Hayward

Mayferia / VivaCalleSJ: 3 days of Family entertainment in San Jose

CCSF VIDA Lowrider Show, Rally, and Fundraiser // SF

El Grito celebration @ SF’s City Hall

Opening Reception: Mexico in San Francisco

A New Grito for Change,Un Grito Nuevo Para Cambio // SF




Opening Night After Party SF Latino Film Fest

Mexican Independence Day with a fandango jarocho // Berkeley

Stereo – Cafe Tacvba Concert Afterparty!

Música Junkies Radio Premiere

The Grand celebrates Central America and Mexico independence party

[comedy] Felipe Esparza // San Jose


Sept 16th

Fiestas Patrias El Grito Festival // San Jose

Fiestas Patrias // Redwood City

LatinFest: Music in the park // Berkeley

Mayferia / VivaCalleSJ: 3 days of Family entertainment in San Jose

Mexican Heritage Night with the San Jose Earthquakes


Canelo vs GGG @ El Rancho // Concord

Canelo vs GGG // San Jose

Canelo vs GGG // Pinole

Canelo vs GGG // Oakland

Canelo vs GGG // Hayward

Canelo vs GGG // Gilroy

Canelo vs GGG // Sunnyvale

Canelo vs GGG // SF




Latin night @ Le Colonial // SF

BFM presents Cinco Décadas. Celebrating 50 years!

Ayer, Hoy y Siempre: Celebrando 10 Años de Amor y Comunidad // SF

Gran Fiesta Mexicana @ El Rodeo // San Jose

Cumbiamba de la Independencia con La Diabla

Independence Day Celebrations: Pasto Seco Band, Turbo Sonidero y mucho más!

Fiesta Latina @ W Hotel in San Francisco

¡!Fiesta De Independencia!¡ @ Calle 11 // SF


Sept 17th

San Francisco Calle 24 Fiesta De Las Américas

Santa Rosa Independence festival

San Jose Independence festival: Larry Hernandez $10 admission

Viva Nicaragua festival // Newark

Viva CalleSJ @ San José’s Mexican Heritage Plaza

Mayferia / VivaCalleSJ: 3 days of Family entertainment in San Jose

Car Club Fiesta de Independence // Santa Rosa

Salsa Sundays Block Party


Sept 18th

Sabores de Wine Country, a Latino Food & Wine Festival


Sept 20th

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) presents 6 new films for Hispanic Heritage month


Sept 21

Mission DACA Fundraiser #2 // SF

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration & Open House // Fairfield


Sept 22nd

Reading of ‘Ask a Mexican’ // San Jose


Sept 23rd

VIVA FRIDA IS BACK! Join us for a festive tribute in honor of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo!

Sugar Skull Art Workshop @ MCCLA // SF

Fundraiser for Oaxaca, Chiapas and Mexico City // SF

Pete Escovedo @ Music in the Park // SSF

Canciones Del Mar; an evening of Latino music inspired by the Sea


Sept 24th

4th annual Gilroy Tamale festival

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration // San Jose

Dinner: El Destilado in Oaxaca offers a mezcal tasting and special 5-course // Oakland


Sept 27-29th

Latino Film festival in Marin


Sept 28th

Los Masters Plus // SF


Sept 30th

[exhibit] ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’

10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival






2017 Annual Watsonville Film Festival



Mexican Sugar Skull Decorating Art Class-Special Night Class // Berkeley



La Muerte Baila: A play for Día de los Muertos // San Jose



Mexican Sugar Skull art classes // Newark