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Hispanic Heritage Event

Burton Street Community Center (134 Burton Street) is becoming known for fun events that explore Hispanic and Latino heritage. From the quirky Cinco de Star War to monthly Latin cuisine classes with Chef Martina Valdez, the center has successfully struck a balance between creating authentic, welcoming spaces for Hispanic and Latino families that are also accessible and inviting for others looking to explore cultures outside of their own. Asheville Parks & Recreation invites the entire community to a Celebración de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Celebration) at Burton Street Community Center on October 21 from 6-9:30 p.m.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15-October 15 each year, but Asheville City Council has issued a local proclamation naming both September and October as Latinx Heritage Months. The Burton Street team intentionally chose a date outside of September 15-October 15 to allow other organizations to host events and extend the recognition of Hispanic and Latin American community members’ contributions to the local community.



The celebration is planned as a true fiesta with music, dancing, and traditional Latin cuisine. At dusk, partygoers can enjoy an outdoor presentation of Disney’s Encanto, a heartwarming message of a magical family who live in the mountains of Columbia with gorgeous animation and catchy songs.

Christy Edwards

Nicole Hart




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