Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic 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 2018 HHM Celebration

We are currently accepting activity requests for the 2018 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 31, along with the description and details of the activity. 

To submit your request, please contact the La Paz office at 423-624-8414 or

2018 Schedule of Activities

as of August 21, 2018 - check back again later to see an updated list

Friday, Sept. 12

Immigration 1016:00-7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

La Paz, in partnership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Chattanooga Bar Association, will co-host an event called Immigration 101 on September 12th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church from 6:00-7:30 pm. The aim of this event is to dispel myths, misinformation, and confusion about the complicated immigration system in the United States. We will have a presentation about the legal system, different types of visas, the ways that people can gain legal entry into the United States, and what it takes to become a resident/citizenship. Afterwards we will open the floor up for a general Q&A.

This event is for the general Chattanooga public and will be done in English. This might be a great opportunity to understand what our Latino families face in their immigration process.

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Monday, Sept. 17

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, Compañía Entrepreneur of the Year, Latino Business of the Year, and the Anne Shelton Memorial Volunteer of the Year.   RSVP ticket required.

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Friday, Oct. 19

Time TBA, 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. 

more information coming soon