Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) recognizes and celebrates the history, culture and contributions of those of Spanish and Mexican descent. We take pride in highlighting the many Hispanic influences that help shape our community.  

This year's Hispanic Heritage Month events include:

20th Annual Mariachi & Folklorico Festival

Mariachi performance at Chandler Center for the Arts

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Chandler Center for the Arts | 250 N. Arizona Ave.

The rich, cultural history of Mexico fills the stage as this bright, colorful festival returns to Chandler. The 20th annual event features GRAMMY Award winner Aida Cuevas and her Mariachi, along with a dazzling array of folklorico dancers firmly rooted in tradition. Don’t miss the Queen of Mariachi performing the music of the legendary Juan Gabriel.

Ticket Pricing: $35, $45, $55 and $85

To purchase tickets, visit Chandler Center for the Arts.

Our Stories Speaker Series: Serranos - 100 Years of Family, Food and Faith

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. to noon 
Downtown Chandler Library, Copper Room South, 22 S. Delaware St.

Serrano's Restaurant
Photo c/o the Serrano Family

Ernie Serrano Jr., owner of Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants, will reflect on his family’s 100 years in business in Chandler. While the famous East Valley-based restaurants got their start in Downtown Chandler in 1979 under Ernie's parents, Eva and Ernie Serrano, the Serrano family owned and operated a general dry goods store (The Popular Store) and several clothing stores for many decades. The Serrano family is one of Chandler's pioneer Hispanic families, and today operates the oldest, continuously owned family business in Chandler. Discover the unique Arizona roots and tenacity behind the family business, which now includes four generations of the Serrano family.

Our Stories presents diverse speakers who share unique Arizona and local history topics to a general audience throughout the year. This series is produced by the Chandler Museum and the Chandler Public Library, with support from the Friends of the Chandler Public Library and the Chandler Historical Society.