Hispanic Heritage Festival comes to downtown Jackson Sept. 17

August 30, 2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Jackson College invites the community to the first annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, set for Sept. 17 from 3-8 p.m. at True Community City Square, downtown Jackson.

Experience live music, salsa dance demonstrations, sample food from food vendors and explore the creativity of artisans.

“We wanted to spread the word about Hispanic Heritage Month to the larger Jackson community and surrounding areas,” said Jacob Inosencio, affinity liaison to the Latinx/Hispanic community.

It all begins at 3 p.m. with food vendors and artisans. A community salsa dance class will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Band Grupo Amanecer performs at 5 p.m. D.J. Sonido Nopal will also provide music.

Grupo Amanecer is a Battle Creek band with six members. They have been together for about seven years, performing throughout Michigan. Their favorite genres are romantic Cumbias and ballads. It is interesting to note that the band’s name translates to Sunrise Group in English and represents a fresh start in music and band chemistry as each sunrise marks a new beginning.

All are welcome to this communitywide event to celebrate the culture, traditions and influences of Hispanic people.

The major donor is True Community Credit Union, with donors Inosencio and Fisk, Diversified Engineering & Plastics, and JD Auto Service and Repair. Event sponsors include the City of Jackson, Jackson College, Experience Jackson and JTV.

About Hispanic Heritage Month

The U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to recognize the many contributions, diverse cultures and histories of the American Latinx community. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries and holidays, such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day.

Jackson Hispanic Heritage Festival