Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending one of these 7 fun events

Danza Internacional Quetzaly dancers perform during Norcross‘s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022. Steve Schaefer/steve.schaefer@ajc.com)

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in and around Atlanta, look no further! Here are some events happening this month that you won’t want to miss.

Georgia Latino International Film Festival

The Georgia Latino International Film Festival will feature nearly three dozen short and feature films chosen from over 300 submissions, telling stories from Latin America, Spain and the U.S.

Location: Gwinnett - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097; Date: Thursday, Sept. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 2; Admission: $25+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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Conyers Latin Festival

The Conyers Latin Festival is a fun-filled family event, showcasing Hispanic culture and heritage in all its forms. On Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy free live music, face painting, kids’ games, activities and more!

Location: Conyers - Historic Train Depot, 901 Railroad St, Conyers, GA 30012; Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Oct. 2; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Latino Taste Festival

The Latino Taste Festival returns to downtown Dalton on Sunday, Oct. 9. The day will feature authentic Latino food, music and dances.

Location: Dalton - 305 S Depot St, Dalton, GA 30720; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Oct. 9; Admission: Free; Website: visitdaltonga.com

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CULTURA: Fiesta Latina

Discover the diverse culture of Lawrenceville at CULTURA. This free, family-friendly event concludes Hispanic Heritage Month by eating, dancing and learning together.

Location: Lawrenceville - 210 Luckie St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046; Time: 5-10 p.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 14; Admission: Free; Website: downtownlawrencevillega.com

Make Papel Picado

Stop by the Hapeville Branch Library for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration featuring “The Bossy Gallito: El Gallo De Bodas,” a traditional Cuban folktale. After that, children can learn how to make Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican craft with colorful paper sheets and intricate cut-out details.

Location: Hapeville - 525 King Arnold St, Hapeville, GA 30354; Time: Noon to 1 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Oct. 15; Admission: Free; Website: fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com

Latinx Artist Showcase

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Placita Latina and the Decatur Artists Alliance and see the amazing works of artists from different backgrounds and experiences. The show is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Oct. 14, the gallery will close with a reception where guests can hear artists talk about their work, enjoy refreshments and listen to some great entertainment.

Location: Decatur - 113 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030; Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Date: Sept. 19-Oct. 14; Admission: Free; Website: placitalatinaga.org

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Get ready for a day of fun with family and friends at the Peachtree City Hispanic Heritage Festival! The festival features a mariachi band, a flamenco performance, food trucks, local artisans, a bounce house and more.

This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Location: Peachtree City - 155 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City, GA 30269; Time: 3-9 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Nov. 12; Admission: Free; Website: peachtree-city.org

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