Arts & Culture

Latino Heritage Celebrations

  • Saturday, Oct 8th, 2022

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with the annual parade and exciting free cultural activities and events. This year’s parade theme is “De Colores/An Array of Colors.”

Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Latina con emocionantes actividades y eventos culturales gratis!


Latino Heritage Month

Participate in Latino Heritage Month with a series of culturally rich virtual events by the Pasadena Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department. For more information, please call (626) 744-6530.

Fiestas Patrias

Friday, Sept. 16, 5-9 p.m. - Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

The Grand Fiesta is back! Join Parks, Recreation and Community Services in commemorating the independence of 18 Latin American countries. This lively family celebration will feature the Parade of Flags, crowning of the queen and court by City Officials, and children's activities. Food will be available for purchase.

Latino Heritage Parade and Festival


Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

Join local schools, community groups, elected officials, dignitaries, neighbors and friends at the 24th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Festival. This event is sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Latino Heritage Committee.

If you would like to participate in the parade and festival, visit https://pasadenalatinoheritageparade.org/ to submit a request to be a parade entrant or festival vendor.

Chocolate Skull Making


Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. - Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead) sugar skull craft. Participants will follow step-by-step instructions to create a fun and unique chocolate calavera. All supplies will be provided and registration is required. Register now at cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Paint and Aguas Frescas


Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m. - Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

Join us for Paint and Aguas Frescas! Participants will have the opportunity to create their very own painting while enjoying a tasty cantarito of agua fresca! Art kits and aguas will be provided and registration is required. Participants will paint under the instruction of an experienced artist. Register now at cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Movie Night (Vivo)
- Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. – Tournament of Roses Association Grounds, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the movie “Vivo”. Register now at cityofpasadena.net/reserve.

Dia de los Muertos


Friday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m. - Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

Join friends and neighbors at Villa Parke Community Center to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is teaming up with the Armory Center for the Arts and Pasadena Community Job Center to commemorate the century-old holiday with dance performances; arts and crafts; food available for purchase; and “ofrendas,” altars honoring the lives of the deceased.

Register for these events and activities at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve. For more information, please visit cityofpasadena.net/parks-and-rec or call (626) 744-6530.

    • Saturday, Oct 8
    • Friday, Oct 14
    • Friday, Oct 28

    Venue Information

    • Villa Parke in Pasadena

    Organizer Information

    • P: (626) 744-6530

    Event Information