Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: The Influence of Latin American Culture in Kissimmee

Carnitas Tostadas at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing, and Kissimmee, Florida is embracing the rich tapestry of Latin American culture and contributions. From delectable cuisine to captivating exhibits and local talent, here's a roundup of the exciting ways Kissimmee is celebrating Hispanic heritage.

Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs is taking the culinary route to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the entire month of September, they’re offering a special appetizer, Carnitas Tostadas. These mouthwatering tostadas are a delightful nod to Hispanic cuisine and a must-try for visitors. To complement the culinary experience, they're also highlighting the Celebrity Margarita, a favorite drink option, as part of the celebration.

Historical Museum of Osceola County

The Historical Museum of Osceola County welcomes visitors to experience their new permanent exhibit, ¡Hola History! This groundbreaking exhibit offers a captivating journey through the history of Hispanic and Latinx influence on Osceola County. From early settlers to contemporary times, it vividly illustrates the stories and achievements that have shaped the cultural tapestry of the region. To make the event even more special, a local Latin music artist will perform live, and attendees can savor delectable Latin cuisine.

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

The Osceola Chamber presents 'Viva Osceola' a vibrant celebration takes place on Oct. 7 at Kissimmee Lakefront Park Festival Lawn. The festival promises an explosion of Hispanic music, folklore, and mouthwatering cuisine representing various Hispanic cultures. Salsa artist Domingo Quiñones is set to perform, and there are plenty of activities for children. Best of all, it's a free event that transports you to the heart of diverse Hispanic cultures.

Osceola Arts

Osceola Arts is joining the celebration with a visually stunning exhibit 'Art Without Borders / Arte Sin Fronteras.' Running from Sept. 12 through Oct. 29, this exhibit pays tribute to 60 Hispanic/Latinx artists who call Florida home. It's a testament to the vibrant cultural tapestry that enriches the region. Osceola Arts is committed to community-based art exhibitions, promoting a deeper understanding of life through the arts.