National Hispanic Heritage Month in Winter Garden

HHM 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities. 

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Winter Garden with special event programming, art exhibits, educational activities, and by patronizing your community’s Hispanic- and Latin-owned and operated restaurants to delight in the culture’s cuisine.



Don Soledad

Flamenco Live Music at Fridays on the Plaza

September 16

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Centennial Plaza, center of Downtown Winter Garden Free

Don SoledadSpanish flamenco artist Don Soledad cultivated his soulful sounds in Northern California, beginning his early guitar studies with some of the greatest Spanish flamenco maestros. A Florida resident, he performs throughout the state as well as around the country including as far as Hawaii.

Rumba Brothers 

Flamenco and Latin Jazz Live Music at Fridays on the Plaza

September 23

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Centennial Plaza, center of Downtown Winter Garden Free

Rumba Brothers

The Rumba Brothers music duo of Jose Velez and Luis Alfredo have been delighting audiences for nearly 20 years performing traditional Mariachi, Caribbean, and Latin music. Their long musical friendship began while performing in a Latin American band while both attending University of Central Florida.


Michael Petrovich

Saturdays, September 10 & 17

8:00 am - 1:00 pm (concert: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Downtown Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Avenue Free 

Michael P.

The Spanish guitar tunes of Michael Petrovich will fill the market air as he performs favorites from his albums: Bella Luna and Train to San Lorenzo


While enjoying the outdoor live music performance, be sure to visit the multitude of vendors that regularly sell Hispanic- and Latin-related food and merchandise.



Hispanic Heritage Art

September 1 – October 29

Tuesday - Saturday  |  10:00 am - 6:00 pm


127 S. Boyd Street, Downtown Winter Garden Free


SOBO Art Gallery will host a special exhibit in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Works of Hispanic artists will be on display in their Studio Room. 


SOBO Art Gallery is home of the Winter Garden Art Association, which provides public access to art and is an integral part of the community’s cultural framework.


805 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden | Free

The Winter Garden Public Library has several in-person events to as part of Orange County Library System Hispanic Heritage Month.

Pura and Her Pets

Wednesday, September 14

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Families are invited to “Pura and Her Puppets” for a fun, interactive reading event that includes creating a puppet. The event celebrates Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library whom is known for bringing story time to life with her handmade puppets. Recommended for children ages 6-8. Registration required

Making Art with Miro

Wednesday, September 21

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Kids and tweens 9-12 will enjoy “Making Art with Miró” where they will learn about surrealism and create their own artwork inspired by the later works of Joan Miró. Registration required.

Additional in-person and virtual Hispanic Heritage Month events are offered throughout Central Florida public libraries. 


Winter Garden is fortunate to boast a large selection of Hispanic and Latin restaurants specializing in authentic cuisine. Dining at these restaurants is a great way to celebrate the Hispanic culture and its foods while supporting your neighborhood eateries. Visit your favorites or venture to try some place new. 

Sampling of Hispanic & Latino Restaurants in Winter Garden:

Azteca D’ Oro Mexican Restaurant – 3130 Daniels Rd.

Ceviche Mix – in Plant Street Market (426 W. Plant St.)

El Alacran – 32 E. Cypress St.

El Rey De La Papa Y La Paisa – 1021 S. Dillard St.

El Sabor De La Vida – 12475 W. Colonial Dr.

Empanada & Co. – in Plant Street Market (426 W. Plant St.)

Hunger Street Tacos – in Plant Street Market (426 W. Plant St.),

Paleteria Original Handcrafted Popsicles – in Plant Street Market (426 W. Plant St.)

Panaderia Mexicana Cardenas – 1165 E. Plant St., Suite 1

Pico Bistro – 1201 Winter Garden Vineland Road 

Sabor a Mexico/Just Tacos — 1165 E. Plant St.

San Jose’s Original Mexican Restaurant – 16112 Marsh Rd.

Servando’s – 14107 W. Colonial Dr.

Taco Norteno – 12793 W. Colonial Dr.

Tacos & Tequilla – 15493 Stoneybrook West Pkwy.

Tijuana Flats – 13770 W. Colonial Dr.

Tres Amigos Grill – 1025 S. Dillard St. (also at Winter Garden Farmers Market)

The Whole Enchilada – 129 W. Plant St.