Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally recognized from September 15 - October 15 every year. This national month acknowledges the influence and contribution of Hispanic Americans on our greater culture and history in the United States.
Here in Corpus Christi, you can dive into Hispanic and Tejano culture year-round through our fantastic food, art, small businesses, and festivals. Get the guide to celebrating Hispanic culture in the Gulf Coast Capital here:
Instituto de Cultura Hispanica
The Instituto de Cultura Hispanica was created in 1976 and calls the historic Heritage Park home. Here, you will find folkloric dresses, art, and artifacts from several Hispanic countries, plus rotating exhibits throughout the year. 1617 N Chaparral St
Coast your way over to this Tejano legend's museum! Owned and operated by Selena's family, this museum celebrates her life and achievements along with holding some of her most prized possessions like her Grammy award and beloved red Porsche. 5410 Leopard St
Corpus Christi Trade Center
If you've ever dreamed of shopping hundreds of local shops while chowing down on a corn cup or dressed michelada, the Corpus Christi Trade Center is calling your name! The city's largest indoor market features imported goods, clothes, toys, hats, candy, gowns, jewelry, and more. The list goes on and on for all the things you can see, eat, and shop here from Friday - Sunday. 2833 S. Padre Island Dr.
Sew Bonita is a Corpus Christi-based business curated by Elena Flores that sells uniquely sewn items, fabric, jewelry, cultural gifts, and goods filled with Latino heritage and humor. Don’t leave without checking out the bright red door with 512 centered above that pays homage to Selena and one of her popular songs. It’s also Corpus Christi’s former area code!
4719 S Alameda St Suite B
La Casita de Barro Imports
La Casita de Barro is a local pottery shop that's filled with authentic Mexican ceramics and decor. They carry Talavera pottery, Lupita dolls, glass, metal decor, accessories, and more. 5317 S Staples St
Looking for events and celebrations during Hispanic Heritage Month? Check out our citywide events calendar!