Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month for Kids & Families - 510 Families
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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month for Kids & Families

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins September 15 and the celebration continues through October 15 to mark the vibrant histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx individuals. For parents and teachers, here is a helpful resource to fill in any knowledge gaps and start conversations with kids.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as a family with events, storytimes, games, as well as books and movies! We’ll be adding new kid-friendly activities as we find them. At the bottom of this post, we’ve linked to a few delicious, local restaurants to try (ones that kids really like).

Music and storytime with Cascada de Flores
Music, movement, and fun at Hispanic Heritage Month storytimes | Photo: Cascada de Flores Facebook

Hispanic Heritage Month Events in the East Bay

Thursday, September 15, 2022

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Lotería for Kids and Families @ Central Library | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Friday, September 16, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Bilingual Storytime in the Park (Spanish/Español) @ George Florence Park, Berkeley
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screening: Encanto @ Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Saturday, September 17, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Family Concert with 123 Andrés @ Cesar Chavez Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Family Dance Lesson with Cunamacué @ Asian Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Family Concert with 123 Andrés @ 81st Avenue Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Family Dance Lesson with Cunamacué @ Dimond Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Spanish Bilingual Storytime/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Family Fun Night: Colombian Folkloric Dance @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro

Saturday, September 24, 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Hispanic Heritage Day @ USS Hornet @ USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Alameda
11:00 am - 11:30 am: Cuauhtli Mitotiani Mexica Performance @ North Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Sunday, September 25, 2022

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2022 @ Exploratorium, San Francisco

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Spanish Bilingual Storytime/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Manor Teen Zone @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cascada De Flores Performance @ Richmond Public Library, Richmond

Thursday, September 29, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Mariela's Music Time/La hora de la música de Mariela @ Brookfield Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland,

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Bilingual Music & Movement @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Family Dance Lesson with Cunamacué @ Rockridge Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Lowriders at the Library @ Central Library | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Spanish Bilingual Storytime/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro

Saturday, October 8, 2022

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Cascada de Flores Performance @ Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

10:30 am - 11:15 am: Spanish Bilingual Storytime/Hora De Cuentos Bilingüe @ San Leandro Public Main Library, San Leandro

Saturday, October 15, 2022

11:00 am - 2:00 pm: ¡Nuestra Gente! Latine/x Heritage Celebration @ Longfellow Middle School, Berkeley
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day @ Richmond Art Center, Richmond
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Benvenue Beats Mini Music Festival: Latinx Rhythms @ Claremont Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Hispanic Heritage Weekend at Filoli, Woodside

September 24-25. Musical performances, food trucks, and Dia de los Muertos ofrendas along the Main Orchard Path. Regular admission prices. Website >

Visit the Mission Murals, San Francisco

Anytime. Walk or drive to see the fabulous, colorful community murals in San Francisco’s Mission District. Audio tour is available. Map and details >

Create a cultural headdress, Oakland

Sundays from 2 pm – 3:30. Attend a headdress-making workshop at Mannequin Madness in Oakland to create a special floral crown for Latinx Heritage Month or Dia de los Muertos, appropriate for ages 8+. $60 each. Website to register >

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See Diego Rivera’s America, SFMOMA 

On view through January 2, 2023
Introduce your child to the art of Diego Rivera. See more than 150 paintings, frescoes, and drawings that touch on the artist’s Mexican and American identities in the exhibit. Guests under 18 always get in free. Website >

Mother and child at art museum SFMOMA
View the art of Diego Rivera at SFMOMA | Photo: SFMOMA Facebook

Favorite Latinx Heritage Books to Read and Movies to Watch with Kids

Some of our favorite books by Latinx authors or illustrators:


Plan a family movie night to open the door to bigger conversations. Look to films that may be familiar to your kids, like Disney’s Coco or Encanto. These plot lines capture some cultural traditions and history that you can discuss together.

Find Latinx Restaurants Kids Love in the East Bay

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a delicious meal. Some of our favorite East Bay restaurants are:

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For more kid-friendly Latinx restaurants, see 99 Restaurants kids love or global eating for East Bay kids.

Tell us: How will you observe and celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with your kids?

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