How to celebrate Latinx Heritage Months in Asheville, NC
Asheville City Council has proclaimed Sept. 15-Oct. 15 as Latinx Heritage Months. Here’s how you can join in on the celebrations, from cooking classes and community gatherings to Buggy Pop’s Limber de Coco popsicles.
Happy Latinx Heritage Months, AVL.
Asheville City Council has proclaimed Sept. 15-Oct. 15 as a time to highlight + honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central + South America.
Here are a few events to add to your calendar:
- Puerto Rico Celebration | Tues., Sept. 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | BeLoved’s Liberation Station | Free | Join this cooking and history lesson that celebrates the fusion of cultures in Puerto Rico.
- Latin Cuisine with Martina | Thurs., Oct. 20 | 5-7 p.n. | Burton Street Kitchen, 134 Burton St. | Free | This Latinx cooking class is led by Chef Martina Valdez.
- Hispanic Heritage Celebration | Fri., Oct. 21 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St. | Free | An evening of music, dancing, and delicious Latin cuisine followed by an outdoor screening of the 2021 Disney film “Encanto.”
- Mr. and Ms. Gay Latino Asheville 2022 | Sat., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | $40+ | Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. | Now in its 14th year, the MGLA pageant brings together contestants for a night of music, dance, drag, and fabulous competition.
Another way to honor the occasion? Give extra support to all of our local Latinx artists, business owners, and creators
Here are 5 Latinx-owned businesses in the 828:
- Buggy Pops | Try the Limber de Coco popsicle, which takes inpiration from a traditional Puerto Rican dessert.
- Tequio Foods | Consider booking a culinary tour with this team to learn more about Indigenous Oaxacan cuisine.
- Asheville Multicultural | This multicultural media brand can help your business reach new customers.
- Does Hair For Food | Hair stylist + colorist.
- Tamaleria y Tortilleria Molina | Authentic, handmade tortillas, tacos, and tamales.
- See more businesses.