Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by bringing the family on September 22, 2019 to enjoy Celebracion of Winchester, an outdoor festival with food vendors, family fun, traditional dances from various countries, music throughout the day, and impromptu Latin dancing lessons for anyone interested. All of this is free to the public!
About National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
Celebracion of Winchester benefits Winchester Main Street Foundation was formed to build Winchester’s unique brand, improve the quality of life in Winchester, support and work with nonprofit organizations, and build our Main Street Community. WMSF believes that working collaboratively to build and promote Winchester will ensure that we attract more visitors to our historic city, bring in jobs and innovative people and companies, re-energize our retail base, encourage our young graduates and professionals to stay in Winchester, recruit an increasingly diverse, well-educated workforce, and ultimately, maintain our economic viability as we move proactively into the future.