Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of Latino culture in Chattanooga and throughout the nation. September 15 - October 15
Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. During this time period, La Paz Chattanooga and several other organizations from across the region will be offering special programming and activities to celebrate Latin American culture. During this time period the majority of Latin American nations will celebrate their independence or national holidays.
We hope the greater Chattanooga community will attend these events to learn more about Latino culture and join in the celebrations of our region's Latino immigrant residents as they celebrate their birth and heritage home.
Be a Part of the Celebration
We are currently accepting activity requests for the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month calendar. La Paz will coordinate month-long promotion of official La Paz HHM activities.
All partners who wish to be included on La Paz's official Hispanic Heritage Month calendar must submit a $50 promotion fee (made payable to La Paz) by Friday, August 25, along with the description and details of the activity.
To submit your request, please contact the La Paz office at 423-624-8414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Schedule of Activities
Friday, Sept. 15
AN EVENING IN VENEZUELA
6:00-10:00pm at Saints Peter and Paul Basilica
On September 15th, the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mad Priest Events is partnering with LaPaz Chattanooga, the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and Tepuy Venezuelan Cuisine for “An Evening in Venezuela”, an outdoor, end-of-summer fiesta! Picture this for your evening….A tour of the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Mouthwatering authentic Venezuelan cuisine outdoors at sunset. A special Pops con Amor treat or a refreshing Venezuelan-inspired cocktail. All set to the music of world-renowned Venezuelan artist, composer, and Grammy nominee, Frank Quintero. Come together and, despite the current crisis in Venezuela, celebrate the incredible people of this beautiful country.
Doors + Dinner at 6pm. Show at 7:15pm
Ticket includes entrance to fiesta, basilica tour, traditional Venezuelan dinner, one Pops con Amor treat, and the Frank Quintero show! Partial proceeds to benefit La Paz Chattanooga.
(Cash/Credit bar available for those delicious cocktails.)
Monday, Sept. 18
LATINO LEADERSHIP AWARDS
11am-1pm at the Chattanooga Convention Center
Come celebrate and honor some of Chattanooga's most outstanding Latino leaders at the annual Latino Leadership Awards ceremony. Awards will be given out for Latino of the Year, Chattanooga's Choice, Emerging Latino Leader, Latino Community Champion and the Anne Shelton Memorial Volunteer of the Year. Registration required.
Friday, Sept. 22
COMPAÑÍA FAMILY OUTDOOR PLAY DAY
4-9pm at Greeway Farm
Enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun family-friendly activities at Greenway Farm City Park with the staff from Outdoor Chattanooga. Between the hours of 4pm and 7pm, you can choose to canoe, shoot archery, take a nature hike, or just relax. The sunset is at 7:30 pm and activities will transition around the campfire for music and marshmallows.
Cost: $10/family, $5/individual - Cõ. members register for free with discount code. Contact Christian Patiño for the code.
Spaces are limited, so register today.
Saturday, Sept. 30
TENNIS FESTIVAL (FESTIVAL DE TENIS)
10am-12pm at the Warner Park Tennis Courts (next to the Chattanooga Zoo)
Enjoy this free, family-focused festival that helps to promote the benefits and fun of tennis. Partic
pate in games with door prizes and enjoy yummy treats and more! This event is being co-sponsored by the US Tennis Association, Tennis Para Todos, Coca-Cola UNITED Bottling Co., La Paz Chattanooga, Chattanooga State, the Hamilton County Department of Education, and Noticias Libres.
Saturday, Oct. 8
CHATTANOOGA CITY CELEBRATION + CICLOVIA
12:00-7:00pm from downtown to east Chattanooga
A rolling street party that will take cyclists and pedestrians from downtown to east Chattanooga, the City Celebration & Ciclovia will partially close roads to vehicular traffic along a 6-mile route that will connect a series of neighborhood block parties along the way. Rather than driving past your neighbors, take this opportunity to connect with them in a fun, unique and energizing way as we celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community! Be sure to cycle/walk to Stove Works (corner of Holtzclaw Ave. and 14th Street) on the route, where La Paz's art class will be displaying and selling their artwork.
Thursday, Oct. 12
FALL BACK INTO HEALTH with the Health Department
La Paz is partnering with the Hamilton County Health Department in promoting their 2017 Fall Back Into Health event, that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12. We are collaborating with them and we hope that you will come alongside us in encouraging our Latino families to participate in this health fair (which is taking the place of our annual Latino Family Health Fair).
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. (health screenings will begin at 11:00 a.m.)
Location: South Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Center (1151 W. 40th St.)
Guests will participate in a "scavenger hunt" themed exploration of family resource agencies that offer health related services in the area. There will be plenty of fun activities, healthy snack items, and more.