Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Goleta wishes a Happy Hispanic Heritage Month to our Hispanic & Latin American community this September and October! National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) honors the cultures and contributions of all Hispanic and Latin Americans.  

For the first time ever, this past September 15th the Greater Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a community event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day in the heart of Old Town Goleta. A coalition of businesses, community partners, Councilmember James Kyriaco, and the Consul General of Mexico were on hand for this fun and family-friendly event. Attendees enjoyed the celebration filled with authentic food, live Mariachi performances, and traditional “Viva Mexico Grito” led by the Consul General. 

Thank you to the Greater Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and all of the great restaurants and volunteers that donated their time, resources, and amazing food to make this event a reality for our community. 

You can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn more about the culture, leaders, and places make sure you visit the Goleta Valley Library. With an extensive collection you can read cookbooks, biographies, and great works of literature all from includes Latin authors that highlight the cultures of North and South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Spain.

Group photo at September 15 event; Photo credit: Carlos Cuellar