More than 400,000 Hispanics and Latinos call Wisconsin their home. Since the early 1900s, the community, led by Mexicans, has played an essential role in shaping the state’s identity. Travel Wisconsin has come up with a list of fantastic local attractions, events, stores, and restaurants to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Among the highlights are:
- Alice Good Coffee in Verona. The coffeehouse focuses in Colombian coffee with a goal to “return as much of the economic benefits of its income to the South American country.
- Make your way to Hillsboro to visit La Marimba Nicaraguan Cuisine for some great food. The Central American restaurant specializes in ‘fritanguero’ style of cooking that one savors in dishes like carne asada or grilled meat.
- When in Whitewater, be sure to stop in at Miriam De La Vega’s Happy Little Gems, a jewelry and gem shop with all handmade pieces made with ethically sourced stones.
- If art is what you’re into, check out Francisco X. Mora’s “Small Works” at Latino Arts, Inc. in Milwaukee. The arts institution is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the works of Hispanic and Latino artists, Latino Arts, Inc. provides high-quality low-cost, and accessible arts programming.
National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Cover Photo: Fiesta Point 2022