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Learn about Hispanic Heritage Month at 3 events in the St. Louis area

Three in-person and virtual events allow people to learn about the Latino experience in Missouri and the St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS — Sept. 15-Oct. 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month. Several events in the St. Louis area provide venues for learning more about the Latino experience in Missouri and St. Louis.

Hispanic Festival 2021

  • Oct. 2-3 at Knights of Columbus Park in Florissant

This two-day even celebrates Hispanic arts and culture with folkloric dancers, booths serving authentic food, a quinceañera fashion show, piñatas, games, Hispanic crafts and live Latino bands.

Tito Puente Jr., son of famous salsa singer Tito Puente, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. Mexican band Sonora Santanera will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Virtual programming

The Hispanic Festival, Inc. is partnering with the St. Louis County Library to offer virtual programming for Hispanic Heritage Month. Programs include zumba, a Mexican paper flower class and demonstration and "Drawing Aztec and Mayan Drawings" by local Mexican artist Javier Torres.

Virtual art exhibit

The Latinx Arts Network has created a virtual art exhibit called "El Arte en los Tiempos de Corona." The exhibit will be completed later in September.

Do you have a Hispanic Heritage Month event you want to share? Email us at newstips@ksdk.com. This story will continue to be updated as more events are announced.