2022 Hispanic Heritage Month & Beyond

Sponsored & Supported Events

This event includes norteño music by Los del 954 Band, Folkloric Dances by Xotla dance group, the Day of the Dead interactive altar, Music by DJ Manolo Mix, folkloric dances by Culture without Borders dance group, live art creation by Orlando Corona, Day of the Deadart exhibition, art Installation by artist Laura Lesllo, arts and crafts table by USC’s Latin American Student Organization, kids activities and  much more!

The Day of the Dead Festival is organized by Palmetto Luna Arts in collaboration with the Columbia Museum of Art, Norsan Media, the City ofColumbia and the SC Commission for Minority Affairs. The event is supported by LRADAC, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

September 16

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2022

Pura Vida!!
Celebrating Costa Rica
September 16 from 4 to 7 PM

Music, dance, food and more

Campus Life center CLC
USC Upstate

Organized by Alianza Spartanburg, PASOS Spartanburg, 
SC Centro Latino and Palmetto Luna Arts

Zachary Diaz

Greenville Library’s 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit  

Letters: An Art Exhibit featuring Zachary Diaz   

September 15–October 15 •

Hughes Main Library   Diaz’s Letters explores the connection we share with strangers through a collection of anonymous reflective letters accompanied by the artwork they inspired.   
Zachary Antonio Diaz (b. 1991) is an international visual artist and graphic designer. His current work explores the multitude of ways in which humans can connect. Using personal reflections of his own, teamed with anonymous reflective letters from the public, his narrative drawings and paintings seek to challenge the viewer’s perception of themselves, their surroundings, and each other.   
Event sponsored by the SC Commission for Minority Affairs and Palmetto Luna Arts. 

More info: https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/hispanic-heritage-month

September 17th

Art in Motion
Please come join us and experience a collaboration between Visual Artists and Dancers as we create “Art In Motion!” A collaborative project bringing together visual and performing artists for a unique event that aims to encourage creative practices and collaboration in the Columbia community.   Presented by @zadiaz_com in collaboration with RESONANCE, this event involves dancers in disciplines such as Krump and Modern! The performing artists will do improvisational movement for the artists and audience to draw.    Doors open at 5:45 pm | The dancing/drawing sessions will run from 6-8 pm   *All ages are invited!    General Admission is $5 – Children under 7 get in FREE!   Art supplies will be provided if needed 
More info: https://cmfaonline.com/event/resonance-blueprintx/


September 23 & 24

Voces Comunitarias is coming to Walhalla! We have a great lineup of speakers and other activities in store for y’all. Voces Comunitarias is a great opportunity to come together as a community to network and learn from one another. This event is bilingual, so feel free to bring your English, Spanish or Spanglish. Entrance to the event is free and childcare will be provided by request for those who need it. The event includes a local leader panel discussion, speed friending, open mic night, a cultural competency training and the opportunity to network with latino activist. This event is followed by Walhalla’s first ever Hispanic Heritage Month festival. ¡No te lo puedes perder! (You can’t miss it!) This event is organized by Main Street Walhalla, Empower Oconee, City of Walhalla Diversity and Inclusion Committee, First Steps of Oconee, Friends of Walhalla City Park, Carolina Family Engagement Center, Tricounty Technical College, PASOs, Center for Community Health Alignment, the SC Commission for Minority Affairs, Palmetto Luna Arts, SC Housing, and the Institute for Childhood Success.
Link to register:https://forms.gle/e4Tg1GRDzVqhUvZx5 

September 23
The Arts Center of Clemson is excited to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 23rd to October 15th.     

2022 National Hispanic Heritage Month 
The theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”   
Friday, 9/23 from 6 – 8 pm 
Kick off our Hispanic Heritage month with a Hispanic/Latin Artist Exhibition Opening with catering from Latin Flavorz and music provided by Complete Carolinas. FREE  
For more events:

September 29
Celebration of Circulo’s 48th birthday and the Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebration of Circulo’s 48th birthday and the Hispanic Heritage Month: Visit of Mayor John Tecklenburg, Presentation of the Dr. Carlos F. Salinas Award to a Hispanic/Latino student from Trident Technical College, Songs in Spanish by the Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera (HALO). This will be followed by a light reception.    
Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 6:00 pm Círculo Hispanoamericano de Charleston with the support of the City of Charleston.  
More info and other events: https://www.facebook.com/CirculoHispanoCHS

October 1


We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through the many forms of art! Enjoy traditional cuisine and drinks plus live performances by Josué and Daniel Rodríguez, Sofía Segura, local South Carolina dance troupe “Culturas sin Fronteras,” and an all LatinX drag cast. 

We will also be showcasing local art from Latinx artists. All your entertainment comes from Carolina artists!

Plus more!! 

This EVENT is open for everyone of all ages so make plans to join us in this grand celebration of Latinx art! 

Your ticket includes entry and light hors d’oeuvres! 

Cash bar will be available as well. 

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinxtravaganza-tickets-414777890837?fbclid=IwAR335lSLLktIM2I632UPQUChTd-bGnXNcqZyFQAGyL6Mpg8cAef4bSYdGH4

October 3

Hispanic Heritage Night at Hammond Hill Elementary School 

Join us for a night of learning and celebrating Hispanic culture!

Snacks, Prizes, Games, Dancing and Coloring Contests

Special performance by Xotla Folkloric Dance. 

901 W Woodlawn Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841  

5:45 to 6:45 PM

Event sponsored by the SC Commission for Minority Affairs and Palmetto Luna Arts. 

Note: event only for students and parents of Hammond Hill Elementary 

Greer Center for the Arts

October 4

City of Greer – Center for the Arts

Hispanic & Latino Heritage Art Exhibition

Participating artists: Edith Velásquez • Daniel Romero • José Romero

Selene Paschoal • Norberto Quiceno • Nelly Volcanes

Juan Vellejo • Cristian Díaz Semerdjian • Larissa Ferretiz

Bianca Ortega Moreno • Carla Henriquez Okeli Pinot • Orlando Corona • JD Trejo-Maya.

Reception: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 6 to 8 PM

The Edward R. Driggers City of Greer
Center for the Arts
804 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651

More info: https://www.cityofgreer.org/171/Arts

October 20

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Public Works Art Center

Held on the same day at the Third Thursday Summerville Dream Festival, the event features: live entertainment, music by DJ Manolo, songs by Omar Valencia, Viva México Folkloric Dance Group, interactive arts experiences, artist’s talk and more. 

Event sponsored by Steinberg Law Firm, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, the SC Commission for Minority Affairs, Norsan Media and Palmetto Luna Arts. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

From 5:30 to 8:30 PM More info: https://www.publicworksartcenter.org/

October 23

Ridgeland Hispanic Heritage Festival 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

From 11 to 8 PM

Rancho El Lodazal

1824 Smiths Crossing Rd 

Ridgeland SC 29936

Fusion Norteña, Principes de Hidalgo, Grupo Formula, 

Fire Norteño. Invitado especial: DJ Taz

Music, vendors, cultural activities, food and more!

100% family friendly

Free Entrance! 
Event sponsored by the SC Commission for Minority Affairs and Palmetto Luna Arts. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3081534468766125

November 12 Palmetto Luna Presents Day of the Dead Festival 

Saturday, November 12, 2022  10:00 am-1:00 pm 

Join Palmetto Luna on Boyd Plaza during Soda City Market to celebrate the Day of the Dead. This free event includes a Day of the Dead altar, art, and cultural activities. The altar has become a tradition where members of the community can share a prayer, light a candle, or bring a memento to place as an offering for their lost loved ones.      The Day of the Dead Festival is organized by Palmetto Luna Arts in collaboration with the Columbia Museum of Art, Norsan Media, and the SC Commission for Minority Affairs. This initiative is funded by Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  To learn more: www.paluna.org