Hispanic Heritage Month in Houston
As the soon-to-be third largest city in America, Houston is lucky to be home to a diverse population from all over the world. That being said, over 25% of the residents of H-Town have heritage linked to Mexico, Central America, or South America. As that share continues to grow, we see even more Hispanic restaurant openings, large-scale events taking place, and cultural institutions gaining a foothold.
From September 15 - October 15, we celebrate all that the Hispanic community has done to turn Houston into a world-class city, full of art, innovation, and delicious cuisine. Explore these topics and more with us below.
If you're like us, you know the best way to learn about someone's culture is by trying their food. One of the favorite things about visiting Houston is experiencing the diverse cultures that make up the city’s population. From Cuban to Mexican, Peruvian to Honduran, and so much more. Explore Hispanic dining in Houston here.
This month, we highlight the story of four Houstonian artists of Hispanic heritage and come to learn of how the city has inspired them. See their stories here!
Founded in 1977 as "Teatro Bilingüe de Houston" (Bilingual Theater of Houston), this non-profit organization has evolved into a Latino Cultural Arts Center that has offered programs and activities such as mariachi, ballet folklorico, video and film production, professional theater, art exhibitions, festivals, and photography.
The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
IHCH serves the Hispanic community, providing different educational and networking activities in collaboration with local universities, the Texas Commission of the Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, the Miller Outdoor Theater, and other private organizations and sponsors. The main priorities of IHCH are to preserve and disseminate the richness of Hispanic culture, values, and civic interests within the community of Houston.
Greater East End is a culturally diverse residential area known for its thriving arts scene, with indie galleries, large-scale murals, and Latino music and dance at Talento Bilingue de Houston arts center. Mexican eateries line Navigation Boulevard, where a central esplanade also hosts festivals and a farmers’ market.
La Casa de Espana
The mission of La Casa de Espana is to promote Spanish culture and traditions in the City of Houston. This community organization is passionate about creating ties between the Spanish community in Houston and serving as a meeting place between Spaniards and admirers of Spanish culture, while also promoting the outstanding contributions that Spaniards make across our city.
Brazilian Cultural Institute
The Brazilian Cultural Institute is a non-profit organization that helps create citizens who are passionate about life and learning through the preservation and teaching of Brazilian culture to Greater Houston residents. Learn capoeira, samba, Portuguese or take an art class! There are several ways to experience the rich culture of Brazil at the Brazilian Cultural Institute.
Casa Argentina de Houston
Since its founding, CAH has offered and supported countless music concerts, cinemas, theater, tango concerts, historical celebrations of Argentine culture, sporting events, and parties in and around the city of Houston. The mission of Casa Argentina de Houston is to promote the culture and traditions of Argentina and Latin America, as well as helping charitable institutions.