This Hispanic Heritage Month, join the Norton in celebrating the rich, diverse cultures and traditions from across South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This jam-packed festival will feature Latin music, dance, arts, activities, a marketplace of local vendors, artists, and organizations, and more! 

Visit for a complete schedule after September 12.

This is a FREE program. 

If necessary, the rain date will be Saturday, October 8.

Schedule of Events

  • Spanglish Mindfulness

    Start your morning off right with a sunny bilingual vinyasa yoga flow and sound bowl meditation led by yoga instructor Alexis Gallego and reiki practitioner Zoe Seaton. Bring your own yoga mat, large blanket, water bottle, and sunscreen! 

    Online registration required. Must provide your own yoga materials. 

    Goergen Garden 


  • Nuestra Cultura Kickoff Performance with traditional Aztec Dance!

    The festival begins with a performance by dance group Tloke Nahuake’s traditional Aztec Dance. 

    Heyman Plaza 

  • Marketplace

    Explore artwork, accessories, and other goods produced by Hispanic vendors and learn about local Hispanic organizations in this outdoor marketplace. 

    Marketplace vendors include:

    • Thee Alex EZ
    • BB. by Roze
    • Crystal Bonita 
    • Eva Pedriglieri
    • Farmworker Coordinating Council 
    • Guatemalan Maya Center 
    • Julio’s Studio
    • Mexican Jewelry by Blanca Lara 
    • Royal Healings

    Shapiro Lawn, Gormley Lawn, 1941 Entrance 

  • Loteria

    Enjoy this classic Hispanic game of chance to win prizes! Play at 12:30 pm or 4 pm. 

    Korman Room

  • Mini Piñatas

    Learn to make your own mini piñata and fill it with treats!


  • Open Studio

    Learn how to make your own quitapena, a Guatemalan worry doll, with guest teaching artist Lula Sandra Gover. According to the Guatemalan tradition, you can share your worries, fears, and sorrows with your quitapena doll and then hide it under your pillow at night to sleep stress-free and move forward refreshed the next day. 

    Classroom 2

  • Docent Open House

    Interested in art, touring, and education? Learn what it takes to become a docent in this open house hosted by Docent and Volunteer Manager Evan Nader! 

    Korman Room

  • Palabra

    For Spanish-speakers, every word can mean something completely different depending on your home region, but most experiences are universal. Using poetry and your native tongue can bring together masses. Watch as poets, authors, rappers, and overall artists showcase their work and pay homage to the poets who paved the way, showing them how to use a pen and paper and translate it into a performance. 

    Stiller Auditorium 

  • Spanish Language Highlights Tour

     Follow along a tour highlighting works across all 5 collections, Chinese, Photography, Contemporary, American, and European, with Spanish-speaking docent, Cynthia Dillon.

  • Dance Class!

    Join dance instructor Jan Clancy and learn some basic bachata, merengue, and salsa moves in time for the musical performance!

    Great Hall

  • Piñata Party!

    Join us at the historical 1941 entrance on the east side of the gardens while we unravel a special piñata!

  • Closing Performance

    End a day of fun and festivities with a closing music and dance performance of traditional Andean music by Kuyayky, whose goal is to reach out to the world community through music.