Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Dallas Arboretum Sept. 4-5

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Dallas Arboretum
2019 Quinceanera Fashion Show photo courtesy Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden is presenting the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 4-5 this year. A highlight of the cultural festival is the colorful Quinceañera Fashion Show, which is free to attend with garden admission.

Food, vendors, live music, and a cooking demonstration are also featured free with admission. Reservations and advance registration is required, click dallasarboretum.org for information and to reserve tickets.

Saturday events

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendor market (A Tasteful Place and Entry Plaza);
10 a.m. Celebration of Quinceañera Fashion and Culture (Jonsson Color Garden);
11 a.m. Cooking demo with Chef Mollie G (A Tasteful Place);
12 p.m. Daniel Rodriguez performs (Jeanne’s Pavilion);
2 p.m. Cooking demo with Chef Diana Zamora (A Tasteful Place);
2:30–4:30 p.m. Havana NRG (Concert Lawn).

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Dallas Arboretum
Photo courtesy Dallas Arboretum

Sunday events

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendor market (A Tasteful Place and Entry Plaza);
9:30 a.m. Bodyweight HIIT- Fiesta Latina with Marcela Rojas (Rosine Hall);
10 a.m.-12 p.m. National Geographic Explorer Andres Ruzo,
Meet & Greet (Children’s Adventure Garden Exploration Center);
11 a.m. Amor y Queso Paid Charcuterie Class (Details and registration information online);
12 p.m. Peru cultural dances (Jeanne’s Pavilion);
2 p.m. Tejano star Gary Hobbs performs (Concert Lawn).

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Committee

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Chair is Mario Quintanilla. Committee Members are Megan Ames; Maria Gomez; Salma Gottfried; Tatiana Higdon; Ben Leal; Rafael Luna; Regina Montoya; Victor Ornelas; Mary Silva; and Aura Vasquez.

Honorary Council: City of Dallas Council Members Chad West – District 1; Jesse Moreno – District 2; Carolyn King Arnold – District 4; Omar Narvaez – District 6; Adam Bazaldua – District 7; Paula Blackmon – District 9; Jaynie Schultz – District 11; Cara Mendelsohn – District 12; Paul Ridley – District 14; Casey Thomas II – District 3; B. Adam McGough – District 10; and Tennell Atkins – District 8.

Park & Recreation Board Members

Barbara Barbee – District 1; Daniel Wood – District 7; Maria Hasbany – District 9; Jeff Kitner – District 11; Calvert Collins Bratton – District 13; Fonya Mondell – District 2; and Bo Slaughter – District 8.

Dallas County Commissioners: Dr. Elba Garcia and Dr. Theresa Daniel.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Dallas Arboretum
Photo: Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson; Texas State Senator–Kelly Hancock; Texas State Representative–Yvonne Davis; Texas State Representative–Victoria Neave; Dallas County Treasurer–Pauline Medrano; Dallas County Judge–Clay Jenkins; Honorable Judge Juan Jasso; Former City Council Member–Delia Jasso; Former City Council Member–Adam Medrano; The Honorable Royce West–Texas State Senator; Former Sheriff Lupe Valdez; Jesse Vallejo–Parkland Hospital Board of Directors; Judge Lena Levario; Consul General of Mexico Francisco de la Torre; Texas State Representative–Rhetta Bowers; Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jaime Resendez–District 5.

Host Committee

Lira Bravo Law, LLC; Silva, Mejia & Delgado; Regional Hispanic Contractors Association; Azteca-Omega Group; Assured Comfort Services.

Sponsors: American Airlines; DFW Airport; Visit Dallas; Frost Bank; H-100; Silva, Mejia & Delgado; Azteca-Omega Group; Regional Hispanic Contractors Association; Lira Bravo Law, LLC; Assured Comfort Services; KXTX Telemundo 39; LinkAmerica; Belmar Integrated Logistics; Dallas College; Phillips/May Corporation; Dallas Mavericks; and Bank of America.

For more information, please visit dallasarboretum.org.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.