Events Update: Day of the Dead…Tailgating…Poet Laureate

#LansingLatinos Michigan Hispanic Heritage Month and Day of the Dead events

*LAST UPDATE 9/28/2016. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, we provide info so that you can confirm that the event is open to the public, appropriate for your needs and to confirm dates, times, location and other information.

TBA- Olivet College Hispanic Heritage Month activities

Now–9/28 DIA accepting ofrenda art,

Now–10/13 CMU Hispanic Heritage Month activities (various), Mt. Pleasant,

Now–10/14 Oakland University Hispanic Heritage month activities (various), Detroit,

Now–11/19 (Saturdays) Spanish-language Story Time (library), Alma,,

Now-12/5 (Mondays) Tech en la Casa, Lansing, (registration required),

9/28 Poet Laureate Jose Felipe Herrera reading, E. Lansing (MSU),

9/30 ALSAME meeting, E. Lansing,

10/1 Grupo Dezeo (concert/dance), Lansing (Binnis)

10/2 Día Familia (library), Ann Arbor,

10/4 Lecture “Acts of Courage” (featuring Cirilo Martinez), Grand Rapids,

10/7 Lecture Marisel Herrera (GVSU), Grand Rapids,

10/7 MI Hispanic Latino Commission Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, E. Lansing,,4601,7-154-75952_75957-379498–,00.html

10/7 NALAC Michigan Latinx Arts Summit, Detroit,

10/7 MALEC deadline for ofrendas,

10/8 WMU Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Kzoo,

10/8 Latina Empowerment Conference, Oakland U, Detroit,

10/9 Health Fair, Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Cristo Rey church, Lansing,

10/12 Third Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Detroit,

10/12 Lansing Hisp. Chamber mixer, Lansing,

10/14-15 MSU Spartans Latino Alum Homecoming activities, E. Lansing,

10/14 Gabriel Iglesias (comedian), Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant,

10/14 Jarabe De Palo (concert), Detroit,

10/14 LLead Conference, Lansing,

10/15 María de Buenos Aires @ Van Andel (opera & dance), Grand Rapids,

10/15 The 2016 Latino Fest/Michigan Welcome Center, Detroit,

10/16 Flamenco Night (concert), Detroit,

10/17–11/6 DIA Day of the Dead Ofrenda Exhibits, Detroit,

10/21 ALSAME Conference and College Fair, Saginaw, and

10/22 Monchy y Nathalia/Dj Toca (concert/dance), Detroit,

10/23 Alma Symphony Orchestra Latin Fiesta (concert), Alma,

10/25 Lucero (concert), Detroit,

10/26-29 Day of the Dead celebration @ Lorenzo Cultural Center (various), Clinton Twp,

10/27-11/1 Day of the Dead events (library),Grand Rapids,

10/29 “Dearly Departed” MALEC Day of the Dead Ofrendas exhibit, Lansing,

10/29 Quincañera Expo, 28th St. Showplace, Grand Rapids, call Jose @616-581-6271

10/29–30 YA Salsa Workshop (dance/instruction), Detroit, or call Dimas at 734-377-8033 or 248-521-2305

11/1–11/6 WMU Day of the Dead celebration (various), Kzoo,

11/2 Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead 5k race, Saginaw,

11/3 Belanova (concert), Detroit,

11/4 MI Hispanic-Latino Commission meeting, Detroit,,4613,7-138-58275_3064-347109–,00.html

11/4 GVSU Noche de los Muertos, Grand Rapids,

11/6 Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead 5k race, Alma,

11/11 ALSAME Retreat, more info TBD,

12/9 Bay Area Hispanic Chamber’s Annual Sobra Latino, Bay City,

12/17 Posadas, Cristo Rey Catholic Church, Lansing, more info TBD

3/30/2017 WMU Chavez march, Kzoo,

4/1/2017 WMU Chavez lunch, Kzoo,


Calendars with multiple, ongoing events:

Mi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Western MI:


Recurring Events:

Wednesdays: Detroit Salsa (dance/music), Woodys, Detroit,

Thursdays: Salsa Thursdays (dance/music), Rush club, Ann Arbor,

Fridays: Latin Night Fridays (dance/music), Bar Louie, Ann Arbor,

Fridays: Salsa Capital (dance/music), Lansing,

Fridays: Viernes Tropical at La Terraza (dance/music), Detroit,

Fridays: Fiesta En la Sierra (music/karaoke), Grand Rapids, Royal Cuisine 526 Stocking Ave

Fridays and Saturdays: Salsa Detroit, (dance/music), Detroit,

Saturdays: I Love Latin (dance/music), Lansing,

Saturdays: Tropical Saturdays (dance/music), Detroit,

Saturdays: Latin Saturdays at Club Above (dance/music), Ann Arbor,

Saturdays: Salsa Saturdays at Papa Pete’s (dance/music), Kalamazoo,

Sundays: Salsa Detroit, (dance/music), Detroit,