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Things to Do Around Chicago For Hispanic Heritage Month 

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at DePaul chapter.

Growing up in a Hispanic household, we always celebrated heritage. Obviously when you get older you can go out and do things like celebrate on your own. In a city like Chicago, a melting pot of cultures, races and nationalities you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage anywhere in the city. 

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Around Chicago 

2023 Chicago ¡Viva La Hispanidad! Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration

Event Date: Sept 15. 

Event Time: 6- 9 p.m. 

Located: The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, 127 W. Huron St., Chicago IL 

Start off Hispanic Heritage Month at The Godfrey Hotel Rooftop Lounge. You’ll have the chance to connect with other leaders and members of Chicago’s most respected non-profit orgs. You’ll also have the chance to meet with Corporate ERG & BRG groups, DEI Allies and the Latinx professional and business community. 

Convivencia: Hispanic Heritage Month

Event Date: Sept 23.

Event Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Located: Taylor Park, 400 Division Street Oak Park, IL 60302

Even though this event is new to the lineup, it sounds like such a great time. While you’re there, enjoy learning about Latinx culture, art, dancing, Latinx resources, Latinx cuisine and more! 

Cubs Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Event Date: Sept 19.

Event Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Event Location: Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL

A portion of the proceeds from the Hispanic Heritage ticket package will support the National Museum of Mexican Art. What’s offered in the ticket package are a dedicated section for ELC to watch the Cubs play the Pirates, a special edition Cubs Sugar Skull bobblehead and A “¡Todos Un Equipo!” Pennant. If you buy the upgraded tickets, along with all of the goodies the ELC regular ticket package gets, you receive a limited edition ELC baseball cap. 

Events for our Friends in the Suburbs

Naperville Hispanic Heritage Festival 

Event Date: Sept 16.

Event Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Event Location: Central Park, 104 East Benton Avenue, Naperville, IL

The event is free admission, there’s gonna be Taste of Latin America, South of the Border marketplace, cultural activities and their art offering is by Andy Warhol. With the art offerings kids get free coloring books while supplies last. 

Canta Con Orgullo (Sing with Pride) 

Event Date: Sept. 26 

Event Time: 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Event Location:  Festival Park, 132 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

This sounds super lively. Okay, so the festival starts off with a car caravan, then they have an opening ceremony with music from Andrea Michel, José Diaz, Xitlali “La Chaparrita de Oro”, and a quartet from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. It’s free admission and they have a car parade, Selena tribute band Amor Prohibido, DJ AYOO, food trucks and more! This one sounds like my type of place. 

No matter where you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, remember what you’re celebrating and how heritage helps us understand who we are and where we come from.

Hanna Lopez is a senior at DePaul University. She is a journalism major with a minor in television, radio and media. Before writing for Her Campus she wrote for Spoon University Her Campus's food publication as a national writer. She wrote reviews, a lot of how-to’s and even interviewed TikTok Foodie Faith Christensen on becoming TikTok famous and where she got her inspiration from because all of her recipes look super tasty. Outside of writing for Her Campus, Hanna has her own radio show on DePaul's radio station. A coffee enthusiast and barista (shocking), she loves trying different coffee places around Chicago. In her off time she likes going out with her boyfriend trying different breakfast diners around the suburbs. She has been a guest on WGN’s radio show with Lisa Dent and has an interest in political journalism and criminology. As the Campus Correspondent for HC at DePaul Hanna’s goal is for members to know they are making a difference not only on campus and writing for HC at DePaul but also outside of school. She hopes to show members that everyone in the chapter is valued and wants to make sure they know that HC at DePaul will always be inclusive student media!