Chandler Contigo

Group of festival-goers at a venor booth

Chandler Contigo, translated from Spanish to "Chandler With You" is a month-long series of family, cultural and educational events that honor and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Take a look below, we'll celebrate all month long. Some activities have limited capacity, come early!

These programs are supported by the City of Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division, Chandler Public Library, Chandler Center for the Arts, Vision Gallery and Chandler Museum.


Featured Events

Hands-on Activities

Learn all the ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Chandler Public Library.

Hispanic Heritage Craft Day

Get Crafty

Grab & Go
Sept. 1 | 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. | All four libraries
Stop by any of our four locations to pick up a Grab and Go Contigo Activity Kit.

Hispanic Heritage Craft Day
Sept. 15 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Basha Library
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Basha Library by creating Contigo-themed crafts! The library will provide the supplies and instruction, while you provide your creative touch! All ages.

Make Your Own Maraca!
Sept. 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Sunset Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us by decorating and making your own maraca! Supplies will be provided. While supplies last. All ages.

Dia de Los Muertos Inspired Memory Boxes
Oct. 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Downtown Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making a Dia de los Muertos-inspired memory box. We'll provide boxes, flameless tealight candles, and craft materials to help decorate the box. Please bring a photo(s) and any small personal items you may want to include for the person you are honoring. For ages 18 and older.


Amate Painting
Oct. 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Hamilton Library
Join us at the Hamilton Library to learn about Mexican folk art. We'll explore the traditional art of amate bark painting and create our own unique piece of folk art. Supplies are provided. For ages 6 – 12. Registration required.

Contigo Paint Night
Oct. 13 | 6-7 p.m. | Basha Library
Bring a friend and paint a Hispanic heritage-themed masterpiece. For ages 18 and older.

Lil' Chefs

Let's Eat

Lil' Chefs
Sept. 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Hamilton Library
Cooking is fun at any age! Our program is designed to allow 6-9-year-olds to engage in fun and interactive recipes. Your young chef will prepare a delicious Mexican dish from start to finish. For ages 6-9 years old. Registration is required.

Teen Salsa Taste Test
Sept. 26 | 2:15-4 p.m. | Basha Library
Join the fiesta and vote for the most mouth-watering salsa at our Contigo celebration! Savor the flavor with chips and salsa on us. Choose from Arizona’s finest salsa makers and see who reigns supreme. With games to play and prizes to win, it’s sure to be a spicy good time! For ages 13-17.


Museum Exhibits

Querencia: Place and Belonging in Chandler
Querencia: Place and Belonging in Chandler

Aug. 15 - Oct. 15, 2023 | Museum Hours
Chandler Museum
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 21

This community-focused exhibition presents the oral histories of long-term Hispanic/Latino residents in Chandler’s historic barrios alongside recent migrant communities. Querencia refers to and explores the process in which community creates a sense of place and belonging. A variety of voices share experiences from the city’s founding days to its current growth and development. Residents speak about struggle and segregation but also love for their neighborhood—founded on community and connection.

Querencia is presented in collaboration with Dr. Rafael Martínez, Assistant Professor in Southwest Borderlands at Arizona State University. This exhibition is supported by a grant from the City of Chandler Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division with additional support from the Chandler Museum Foundation.

Aliento a Tequila
Aliento a Tequila

Sept. 1- Oct. 22, 2023 | Museum Hours
Chandler Museum

Aliento a Tequila (or The Spirit of Tequila) explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. This series of photographs by Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequilas committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and The National Endowment for the Arts

Image: Joel Salcido, Don Julio: Jimador, 2012; archival pigment ink photograph printed on German Hahnemühle 100% rag paper; 16 x 24 inches, Courtesy of the artist.