Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Margaritaville Resort Orlando
What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than with a stay at a tropical resort where margaritas of all flavors are a mainstay? Of course we highly encourage that! And while you’re with us, we have plenty of suggestions for fun ways to see Orlando through the eyes of our Spanish communities.
The timing of Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American nations. September 15 was chosen as the kickoff because Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declared their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821.
During your stay, you can take a short drive up I-4 and watch a parade, meet an artist or sample the food of a Hispanic culture you want to learn more about. Here are our suggestions for such day trips:
Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival
Beginning at 11 a.m. on September 18, the vibrant Florida Puerto Rican Parade will make its way through downtown Orlando. Afterward, the festival features food, live music, arts and crafts, and vendors from 3 to 11 p.m. There is no admission charge for parade viewing or the festival.
Smithsonian Museum Day
The Orange County Regional History Center celebrates Latin American arts and culture at its Smithsonian Museum Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 18. Central Florida artists representing a wide variety of Latin American countries will display and sell their artwork. You can meet the artists, see live painting demonstrations, and enjoy family-friendly crafts and activities. Tickets are free and must be downloaded here. Each ticket is good for the holder and one guest.
Salsa y Sazón Latin Food and Music Festival
Festival Park east of downtown Orlando will host this year’s Salsa y Sazón Latin Food and Music Festival on September 26. Beginning at noon, the all-ages celebration showcases Latin flavors and live music from eight acts. You’ll also find prizes, a kids’ zone and more! Tickets start at $20 for general admission, and ages 12 and younger are free.
Sample authentic food
Have lunch or dinner at an authentic Mexican, Tex-Mex or Colombian restaurant in Orlando during your stay. Visit Orlando has an inclusive list of 25 restaurants you can choose from here.
If you need assistance arranging transportation to any of these events, please contact our concierge. Bienveniedos!