Where to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Tucson

It’s important to celebrate the people around you, and in Tucson, that especially means doing things to honor Hispanic Heritage Month! Whether it’s with food, art, music, or unadulterated family fun, you can find events happening in the city, all of which showcase the impact the Hispanic and Latino communities have on Tucson as a whole. Have a look at the events below and take your pick for what to sit in on — whether you’re going on a first date or bringing the whole fam, there’s an event these coming weeks to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to the fullest!

Sep 21, Cinema Tucsón — Huesera

Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701

Ready to be caught in a spooky mood? If you’re looking forward to Halloween and the upcoming spooky season, then this month’s Mexican film spotlight is sure to catch your attention. Huesera, a horror flick that has already won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, is showing at Fox Tucson Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on September 21st! This film’s Arizona premiere screening will delve into the story of a mother-to-be cursed and plunged into a world of dark magic.

Sep 24–25, South Tucson Family Festival

Tucson Greyhound Park, 2601 S 3rd Avenue South Tucson, AZ 85713

From 11 to 11 on the 24th and 25th of this month, expect to see much of what South Tucson has to offer — from music and art to fresh food and Arizona’s ultimate car show. Best of all, whether you’re here for the performances, the food, or the family-friendly fun, you can be a part for no charge! There’s no cost for admission, but you can bring a receipt from supporting any of the 300-plus businesses in South Tucson to earn your ticket for free!

Sep 30, Mariachi Sonido de México 25th Anniversary Celebration

Historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 North Church Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

If you’re looking to celebrate the sounds (and flavors) of Mexico, what better way than at the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Mariachi Sonido de Mexico! General admission costs only $25 if all you want is to enjoy the show, featuring Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Vocalist, Melinda Salcido. However, if you also want some tequila, appetizers, and a plated dinner (including food from celebrated chef Maria Mazon), you’ll want to spend the $75 for the VIP experience, starting at 5:30 p.m. — enjoying two whole hours before the general ticket-holders show up!

Oct 7, Screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco

Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo Del Norte Tucson, AZ 85704

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Tohono Chul to put on a free screening of the animated film Coco, in itself a celebration of Mexican culture, traditions, and music — following the story of a boy who accidentally finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Sitting indoors or out in the Performance Garden, you and your family can enjoy this enchanting film from 7 to 9 p.m. with whatever concessions you like — and face paintings and performances happening right before the screening. Just don’t forget to register so you can make sure you have a seat!