Downtown Madison Celebrates
Hispanic Heritage Month
Local Latino business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, and food producers play an important role in Dane County and are vital to the successes and vibrancy of Downtown Madison.
Hispanic Heritage Month Downtown will run from September 15 through October 18. This celebration will include a variety of elements including a fun, safe way to shop and to enjoy downtown while celebrating Latinos.
People will be invited to explore art installations, enjoy street music, visit local shops, and be introduced to the Latino Chamber of Commerce as they explore, celebrate, and enjoy Latino heritage and culture in Downtown Madison. Due to Covd-19 restrictions, most of these special features will be posted online and shared via social media.
Madison’s Central Business Improvement District has partnered with the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and to call attention to the vital role Latinos play in our community.
BID businesses will participate by hosting a Latino Chamber of Commerce Business, featuring a Latinx artist, holding a small event, featuring goods or products from Latinx owned companies, or holding a pop-up for a Latinx owned catering
company or food truck. Follow Downtown Madison on Facebook and visitdowntownmadison.com/Hispanic-Heritage for details as they are unveiled.
Each week will celebrate a different segment of the Latino community.
• Week 1: We celebrate Music
• Week 2: We celebrate Food
• Week 3: We celebrate Workers
• Week 4: We celebrate Artists and Makers
The Latino Chamber of Commerce will set up a Mobile Chamber at Lisa Link Peace Park, 452 State Street each Friday to connect and share details of their work. The Mobile Chamber will be open at 10am on 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 and 10/9.
Don’t miss the Latino Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting “Re-Emerging Stronger” on September 17. The event is from 3-pm and features special guests: Dr. Jack Daniels, President and CEO of Madison College; Secretary Missy Hughes, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Joaquin Altoro
Executive Director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Registration for this virtual event is available at lccmadison.org.
Learn more: www.VisitDowntownMadison.com/Hispanic-Heritage