National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrates the cultures of Hispanic and Latinx Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Latinxs first arrived in Iowa as early as the 1840s, and have enriched our state's social, economic, and political landscape ever since.

Aug. 24: Festival Latino Iowa City

Sept. 7: Festival Latino in Council Bluffs*

Sept. 7: VIVA Quad Cities Fiesta!

Sept. 15: Festival Latino de Cedar Rapids

Sept. 23: Ottumwa Latino Festival

Sept. 28 & 29: Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival in Des Moines

*The ACLU of Iowa is attending this event. Stop by our table!

**Photo Credit: “Celebrating Mexican Independence Day, Fort Madison, Iowa, ca. 1926.,” Migration is Beautiful.