Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Spanish-language movie nights, salsa dancing, and the Day of the Dead Celebration. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15, 2023. Come celebrate the language, traditions, and vibrant cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the immigrant communities of Philadelphia. Check out these upcoming events brought to you by our staff and partners: 

Movies by the river: “Encanto”

September 12, 2023
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Glen Foerd on the Delaware–5001 Grant Avenue, 19114.  

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month early at this family-friendly event. Watch a free movie under the stars. Enjoy a screening of “Encanto.” Learn more information and register on Eventbrite. 

Salsa and bachata dance party

Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and 27, 2023
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Love Park–1501 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 19102. 

Salsa over to Siempre Salsa Philly for a free dance lesson. Then try out your new moves at a dance party. Held every 2nd & 4th Friday until October 27, 2023. See more details on Siempre Salsa Philly’s Facebook page.

Philly Outdoor Bachata & Salsa

Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and 27, 2023.
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. lesson begins
8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. social dance begins
FDR Park Boathouse–1500 Pattison avenue, 19145.  

DJ Valentin Flores and Philly Outdoor Bachata & Salsa teach bachata and salsa for free. The program begins with a one-hour dance lesson. Then attendees can enjoy a social dance. The event is organized by Fairmount Park Conservancy. Learn more and register on their website. 

¡CineMÁS! Spanish-language film nights with Mercado de Latinas Market

September 24, 2023
Market begins at 6 p.m.
“Maya and the Three” begins at 7 p.m.
FDR Park–Broad street and Pattison avenue, 19145.  

Fairmount Park Conservancy presents its inaugural Spanish-language film series. The film will have English subtitles. A food and craft market will feature local vendors from the Latino community. There will be lawn games, live music, prizes, food trucks, and more. Other dates include October 7 and 15. Visit  Fairmount Park Conservancy’s website for more information.  

Huey Mikailhuiti – La Gran Fiesta De Los Muertos

October 21, 2023
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
FDR Park–Pattison Avenue and 20th Street, 19145. 

Fairmount Park Conservancy and artist Cesar Viveros invite everyone to Huey Mikailhuitl – La Gran Fiesta De Los Muertos. Attendees will learn about the traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. Highlights include a performance from an Aztec dance group, a sugar skull-making workshop, and an altar-building demonstration. Learn more and register for this FREE event.  

Other upcoming events:

Annual 9/11 Tribute

September 11, 2023
6 p.m. services begin
7 p.m. band plays
Gorgas Park–6300 Ridge Avenue, 19128. 

The 21st Ward Veterans invites the public to attend a tribute to honor the police and firefighters who responded to 9/11. A concert will follow the service. Visit Facebook for more information.  

Wildlife walk: migration madness

September 12, 2023
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center–8600 Verree Road, 19115.  

Explore the sanctuary in search of sights, sounds, and signs of wildlife. This hike will focus on early bird migration. Learn more on Facebook. 

Tai Chi along the river

September 13, 2023
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pennypack on the Delaware–8201 State Road, 19136. 

Come enjoy this free martial art class. No experience is necessary. Sponsored by Riverfront North Partnership. The class will be held on the grass pier within the park. (7801 State Road.) Register for free at riverfrontnorth.org/events. 

Learn to fish for free

September 14, 2023
5 p.m.
Lardner’s Point Park–5202 Levick Street, 19135.  

Learn to fish for free. All gear, bait, and instructions provided. No experience is needed. All ages and abilities welcome. Visit Facebook for more information and to register.  

Public archery drop-in

September 15, 2023
Pennypack Environmental Center–8600a Verree Road, 19115.  

Learn how to shoot a bow and an arrow from USA Archery certified instructors. Equipment provided. This free event will teach participants about equipment, shooting, safety, and more. Learn more on Facebook or call the center at 215-685-0470.  

Houston meadow bird walk

September 15, 2023
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Courtesy Stables–901 E. Cathedral Road, 19128. 

Meet at the Cathedral Road entrance to Houston Meadow. Come enjoy a walk and look for common nighthawks before the sun sets. See details on Facebook.  

Guided bike tour of East Fairmount Park

September 16, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Llyod Hall–1 Boathouse Row, 19130. 

Enjoy a guided bike tour led by Graham Robb. The eight-mile bike ride will highlight the history, hidden gems, and stories of places in East Fairmount Parks. Stops include Lemon Hill Mansion, Sedgely Porter’s House, John Coltrane’s house, and many more. Read more and register for tickets at Fairmount Park.  

Yoga in the park

September 17, 2023
Gorgas Park–6300 Ridge Avenue, 19128. 

Enjoy an all-levels yoga class. No experience is necessary. Pay what you wish. Learn more on Facebook.