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.

Little Chango

This Hispanic craft kitchen’s name comes from a gregarious South American bird.

Photo by Camille Nevarez-Hernandez

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: