Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Elon University hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Festival in Medallion Plaza each year, with various events throughout the month that celebrate Hispanic food, music, performers and more. Sept. 14 and 15 mark the beginning of community-wide celebration with the kick-off festival and book display beginning Sept. 15. Here is a comprehensive list of Hispanic cultural events on or around Elon's campus over the next month.
The Camarada Tango Quartet and Dancers: “Tango Obsession”
Sept. 14 | McCrary Theatre - 7:30 p.m.
“Tango Obsession” features musical selections from the traditional tango of Toto Damario and Mariano Mores to the seductive rhythms of Astor Piazzolla’s beloved masterworks. Camarada has selected a variety of tango styles – dark and sultry with driving tempos to sunny and syncopated. Admission: $15 or Elon ID, tickets are available at elon.universitytickets.com.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Festival:
Sept. 15 | Medallion Plaza - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Have fun with us as we kick off HHM by celebrating the independence of Latin America with live performances, music, vendors and food.
Hispanic Heritage Month Book Display:
Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 | Belk Library
Stop by the library to check out books written by Latinx, Hispanic authors and/or related to Latinx, Hispanic culture and history.
SUB Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia:
Sept. 21 | Irazu - 10 p.m.
The student union board is hosting an HHM-themed trivia. Join them for a fun time with prizes.
SUB Cinema Presents: COCO
Sept. 22 & 23 | Turner Theatre - 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, SUB will be showing the Disney Pixar movie, Coco.
Hispanic Heritage Festival:
Sept. 23 | CityGate Dream Center, 1423 N. Church St. - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Live music, food vendors, dance performances and games.
Sept. 27 | McKinnon F - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
An opportunity Latinx, Hispanic community students to have deliberative dialogue on the topic of assimilation.
Latinx, Hispanic Graduate Student Ice Cream Social:
Sept. 28 | Lucha Libre Ice Cream & Churros - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
An opportunity for Latinx, Hispanic identifying graduate students to network with Latinx, Hispanic faculty and staff.
Sept. 30 | Alamance Arts (213 S Main St, Graham, NC) - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There’s no admission fee and plenty of no-cost options for families. There will be dancing, music, vendors, crafts, food trucks and more!
Sept. 30 | Rudd Field - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun, music and soccer as we cheer the Men’s soccer team on. Announcements will be made in both English and Spanish.
Oct. 6 | LaRose Commons - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A celebration of Latinx, Hispanic student success, dedicated to the empowerment of students, faculty and staff who identify as Latinx/Hispanic.
Cafe con Lychee with Friends:
Oct. 17 | El Centro - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This forum is a space for Latinx, Hispanic students to learn from each other and help create a support system at Elon. Join for a boba bar and a discussion around the book Cafe con Lychee by Emery Lee.
Latinx, Hispanic homecoming tailgate:
Oct. 21 | Rudd Field - 11 a.m.
A classic American tradition with a twist, including Latinx, Hispanic music and food. Elon Football will play the Monmouth Hawks at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are required for the game and can be bought at elon.universitytickets.com.
Oct. 25 | Lakeside 214 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Learn about the complexity and intersectionalities of Latinx, Hispanic identities. There will be a panel formed by Elon students, faculty and staff that identify as Latinx, Hispanic.
Oct. 27 | Taphouse - 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Latinx-Hispanic Union is throwing their semesterly dance party with great Latino music and free food.
Dejame Enseñarte Latinx Art Gallery:
Nov. 9 | McKinnon D - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The second annual Latinx art gallery that features Latinx, Hispanic student talent that includes art, musical pieces and spoken word