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.
The Festival features a juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market, a Global Village with food from more than 20 countries, five stages stacked with live entertainment and much more.
Dates and Times
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Topic: Religion and Education Have Always Coexisted: Examining How Pre-service Social Studies Teachers Teach World Religions
Date: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: University Hall 170
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater, Summerville Campus
Sponsored by Los Amigos Hispanos (Spanish Club), FLAIR, and the English and Foreign Languages Department
Hispanic American Cultural Association, or Asociacion Cultural Hispanoamericana (ACHA), presents the 25th Hispanic Festival, an event with folkloric groups, musical groups, authentic food stands, arts and crafts, activities for children, and other attractions for the family. The admission fee will be $5 per day. ACHA members, active duty military with ID, and children 12 and under are free.
Dates and Times
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 - 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Columbia county Arts Council and the citizens of Columbia County hope you can join us to make this an annual event that everyone puts on their calendar as an event of memory-making, fine art and enjoyment. Live Performances by: Columbia County Ballet, Musical Theatre Workshops, VOCE, Suzuki Strings of Augusta, Patrick Duncan, Denise Mundy, Harmony River Chorus, Augusta Youth Dance, Kelly Kane Dancers, Augusta, Jr. Players...and more! Free and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Columbia County Library Amphitheatre, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.