Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation of the 30-day period started in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.
Over thirty percent of the population of Grapevine, forty percent of the population in the State of Texas, and over 62 million people in the United States are Latino. Latinos support Grapevine's tourism industry, are business owners, and professionals that work and invest in Grapevine.
Celebra Grapevine presents an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and unite as a community, embrace our diversity, and create a platform for sharing and learning. “Celebra” means to celebrate in Spanish. The Celebration includes selfie stations to learn more about the Hispanic heritage represented in Grapevine, and an opportunity for younger generations to learn about their culture. Music and entertainment will delight, as we combine local talent with featured musical artists. A flash mob experience will engage attendees to unite together in a coordinated dance. Latin American Cuisine, a staple in Latino culture, as well as children’s activities, will also be a part of this family - friendly gathering on Peace Plaza.
We hope all Grapevine businesses, non-profits, and schools will find creative ways to join us as we celebrate.