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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events in D-FW

Learn about the traditions of various Latin countries during from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
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DALLAS — National Hispanic Heritage Month officially begins on Sept. 15, but beginning Sept. 12 there will be events to initiate the monthlong celebration.

Due to COVID-19 many of the events planned will take place virtually, but at least one will take place outdoors.

RELATED: A look at the history of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the US

September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month episode of the Learn. Dream. Do. Youth Show 

10 a.m.

The City of Fort Worth celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month

11 a.m.

The City of Dallas kicks-off the celebration with online performances and art exhibit by local artist.

Mexico’s Independence Day

6 p.m.

The Consulate of Mexico celebrates Independence Day with the traditional Grito via Facebook.

September 16

City of Fort Worth Online Celebration 

12 p.m.

September 17

Dolores Huerta virtual visit to Dallas College

2 p.m.

American labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta will make a virtual visit to Dallas College during a voter rally.

September 19

Latino Heritage Virtual Concert

7 p.m.

DeSoto Parks and Recreation presents Havana NRG.

September 24

Virtual Dance lessons

12 p.m.

Learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia by the Kumbala Dance Studio. 

October 1

TED Circle with Michelle Navarro

2 p.m.

Michelle Navarro discusses “Encouraging Hispanic Girls to Grow” from her 2014 TEDxMountainViewCollege talk.

October 15

An evening with Diane Guerrero from “Orange is the New Black.”

6 p.m.

Diane Guerrero discusses her experiences growing up, Hollywood, and divisions in the US from the Latino perspective.  

This will be updated with new events as WFAA learns of them.