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Springfield Museums, Latino Arts Festival

September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

In partnership with the Mi Museo Committee, the Museums will host a Latino Arts Festival to celebrate the myriad arts and rich cultures of the Puerto Rican, Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Portuguese, Mexican, Dominican, and Central and South American populations of Springfield. Participate in a community mural, create a music-maker inspired by Latin American instruments, and enjoy performances from local Latino musicians, poets and more!

The Latino Arts Festival also marks the opening day of a new photography exhibit, “Latinos en Springfield: Pasado y Presente,” which chronicles the growth of the Latino community in Springfield from the 1940s through today. Located on the second floor of the Wood Museum of Springfield History, the exhibit will be on display through March 3, 2024.

There are two parts to the Latino Arts Festival: a Family Day from 10am-5pm (with activities planned from 11am-3pm), and an adults-only After-Hours Party from 5-8pm.

The Family Day will include performances by a mariachi band and Latino poet Jose Gonzalez; opportunities to make Latin American instruments or individually designed buttons; a paint by number community mural; appearances by the Cat in the Hat; and a Sesame Street Planetarium show in Spanish at 12:15. All activities are free with Museums admission, and Springfield residents always receive free admission.

The After-Hours Party, which is free for all, will feature music from DJ Cowboy and the Choco Band; food trucks; and a cash bar with soft drinks, beer, wine, and rum beverages provided by Palazzo Café. Reservations for the After-Hours Party are encouraged; click here to register.

Free with museum admission.

Scheduled to Appear

Presented as part of the inaugural Latino Arts Festival, organized by the Mi Museo Committee and supported by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

Latino Arts After Hours

September 30 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

Reservations encouraged, but not required.

Gather in the Wood Museum of Springfield History as we celebrate local Latino arts and culture. Enjoy live salsa music, food trucks, cash bar, community artwork, and the opening of Latinos en SPRINGFIELD, Presente y Pasado, special photography exhibition featuring members of the Latino community from the 1940s to the present day.


September 30, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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