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Todos Somos América (We Are ALL America) Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 

Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month “Mes de la Herencia Hispana” from September 15th to October 15th, 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 started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.


This year, Centro Latino, in partnership with the City of Hickory, will hold its third annual Todos Somos América (We are all America) festival Sunday, September 29th, Under The Sails on the Square from 3-8 p.m.  


The event will include activities for the whole family including exhibits about various Latin American countries, face painting and piñatas for children, food trucks, a karate demonstration by children that participate in Centro Latino’s after school enrichment program Abriendo Puertas, raffles, a DJ playing traditional music, a Quinceañera’s parade and competition, and traditional dances. We will be presenting the third annual Outstanding Catawba County Latino award and our Abriendo Puertas scholarships.


  •  Don’t forget to wear the jersey or the traditional attire of your favorite Latin American country!

  •  Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.

  •  WE Love Pets, BUT ONLY Service Animals will be allowed


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Outstanding Latino Award
Premio Latino Sobresaliente

Nominate a Latino(a) who goes above and beyond, making our community a better place to live. 

Nomine a un(a) latino(a) que va más allá y hace de nuestra comunidad un lugar mejor para vivir.

Nominate here | Nomine aquí 


Congratulations to our previous award recipients!
¡Felicidades a nuestros ganadores anteriores del premio!


2023 Leslie Michelle Juarez

2022 Rosa Tapia 

We Appreciate Our Community Sponsors 

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Soraya Valdez Place

Social Media Specialist & Community Advocate

 (816) 499-2002

Gianella Romero

Executive Director

(828) 291-9032


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