Celebrating Hispanic Culture in the Quad Cities and the Sauk Valley Area

Desfile y Fiesta del Día de la Independencia de México en East Moline. Foto por Tar Macias/ Hola America

Summer is about to end in a few weeks. But there is no reason to feel sad. Instead, this is the time to greet the fall by celebrating the upcoming Hispanic Heritage month. And there is no better way to celebrate Hispanic culture than going to some fun and colorful Latino Festivals. Here is the list of some Latino celebrations in Illinois and the Quad Cities happening soon.

Fiesta Before the Fiesta

Thursday, September 1st from 5pm to 7pm at YWCA of Sauk Valley


This event in particular is for adults only. Expect  Mexican food and adult beverages. Also, there will be giveaways and gift baskets.

YWCA of Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave, Sterling, IL.

Taste of Fiesta


Saturday, September 10th at 12pm

Join us for the 10th Annual Taste of Fiesta! This is a family-friendly event. Food for sale and live entertainment. Kids activities and a live petting zoo. Featured artists as well as live art on the day of the festival. There will be various outreach agencies. Also, the annual presentation of the Fiesta Day’s Court of King and Queen. And this year’s presentation of the Fiesta Don and Doña.

RB&W District Park at 201 E 2nd Street, Rock Falls, IL.


LULAC Fiesta Night

September, 10 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Celebration of Mexican Independence with Monarchs and Mariachi at the Putnam Museum. Displays and fun activities for whole families. Celebration of the Monarch butterflies and their yearly migration to Mexico. There will be catrinas and the crowning of the Fiesta Queen. Entertainment by Glenview Mariachi Band, Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico and Grupo Innstinto.

The Putnam Museum is located at 1717  W 12th St. Davenport, IA.

Fiesta Parade


Saturday, September 17th at 1pm.

The Hispanic Business Leaders Committee of the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce invites you and your business, organization, etc. to participate in the 69th annual Fiesta Day Parade on Saturday, September 17, 2022! 

The Fiesta Day Parade is one of the oldest parades in the Midwest that celebrate Mexican  Independence. 

The 69th Annual Parade will begin in Rock Falls, IL entering 1st Ave in Sterling, IL.

The Hispanic Business Leaders Committee of the SVACC invites you and your business, organization, etc. to participate in the 69th annual Fiesta Day Parade on Saturday, September 17, 2022!

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 17 from 5pm to 10pm.

This celebration will have food vendors, beer, and drinks. Expect to enjoy some great music and see amazing dancers perform. There will be Mariachi Campiranos and Ballet Floklorico. In the evening the participants can dance to music by DJ Pelle Mix. This event is free to the community.

Public Square, Monmouth, IL


Mexican Independence Day Parade and Fiesta

Sunday, September 18th from 12pm to 9:30pm

This celebration presented by LULAC Council #5285 is celebrating its 13th year. After the customary parade stay for a fun celebration with food and entertainment at Runner’s Park in downtown East Moline.

The Parade will start on 3rd Street move on to 10th Street and continue on 13th Ave. Runner’s Park is located on 13th Ave.

Downtown, East Moline, IL

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