Bay Area festivals: ‘El Grito’ and Latino Heritage 2018

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 is from Mexico called ‘El Grito’. Learn more.


Bay Area events: 20


Friday, Sept 14th


Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest // Hayward


Saturday, Sept 15th


Independencia de Costa Rica // San Leandro

Napa Fiestas 2018 // Napa

Tarde de Ranchenato // San Jose

SF GIANTS: Free Latino Heritage Fiesta

Sunday, Sept 16th


San Jose: Viva Mexico, Viva Lazer!

San Francisco: Calle 24 Fiesta De Las Américas

Fiestas Patrias // Redwood City

Santa Rosa Independence festival

Chile, Mole, Pozole // San Jose

El Grito celebration @ SF’s City Hall

Wednesday, Sept 19th


Soccer: Latino Heritage Night // San Jose


Sunday, Sept 23rd


Fiesta Mexicana // Salinas

Viva Nicaragua festival // Newark

Festival: El Bueno, La Mala y el Feo // Pleasanton


Sept 27th


Latino Film festival in Marin


Sept 29th


Redwood City annual Salsa festival






5th Annual Gilroy Tamal Festival 2018