Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Sep 30

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2023

Special Event
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Union Home Mortgage Plaza
Music, Culture, Dance, Art
Join us for this free event that brings together an inspiring group of performers and community organizations from North East Ohio to commemorate the richness of Hispanic culture and highlight Latin and Hispanic music, dance, and art.

Activities and Performances


  • DJ Fuse1 – Host and MC 

12:30pm - 1:00pm

  • Japhet Miranda, Omar Colon + Dalisamel - Live performance in the Beer Garden


  • Comité Mexicano - Dance Performance 


  • Julia de Burgos - Dance Performance


  • Club Dominicano De Cleveland - Dance Performance on Plaza


  • Ropa Vieja – Legendary Latin Band on the PNC Stage

La Mega radio will remote broadcast from the event.


Community Partners: 

  • Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center
  • Comité Mexicano
  • Puerto Rican Parade of Cleveland/HPOA
  • Club Dominicano De Cleveland
  • Spanish American Committee
  • Lakeland Community College Hispanic Program
  • Cleveland Play House
  • Teatro Público de Cleveland

Future Ink Graphics will offer make and take poster prints of a one-of-a-kind art piece commissioned by Future Ink Graphics just for this event from loa local artist.

Local vendors and artists will be onsite as well!

Ticket Details

This free event takes place on the outdoor Union Home Mortgage Plaza, and does not include museum admission.  Museum admission is always free for Members and City of Cleveland residents. 

Non Members

Weather Policy

We're in Ohio. The weather won't always be perfect, but we'll do our best to make these shows happen, rain or shine.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors.


John P. Murphy

Our Hispanic Heritage Celebration is one our of FREE Rock the Block Community Days. Learn more about all our community programs and initiatives here!

About Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a Latin band that plays all kinds of Latin rhythms including, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia and salsa. They have been playing in North East Ohio since 2017 in all kinds of venues and for all kinds of events. Their goal is to make people dance and enjoy Latin music! 

Ropa Vieja


Edward Caraballo also known as DjFuse1, has been DJing for over 25 years and vinyl is his passion. He is proud to use his skills to let others feel the music when they dance from Salsa, merengue, freestyle, house and much more.  


Community Parters

Partner Logos

About Japhet Miranda, Omar Colon + Dalisamel

Japhet, Omar and Daly

Japhet Miranda: Japhet was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on January 12, 1984, and discovered his lifelong passion for music from a young age. Faced with family challenges, Japhet used music as his refuge and therapy. His heartfelt compositions climbed the charts and even opened the door to performing alongside renowned artists like Ricardo Arjona. Drawing inspiration from musical icons such as Frank Sinatra, Alejandro Sanz, and Ray Charles, Japhet crafts emotionally charged music that resonates with generations past and present, aiming to inspire his listeners in their daily lives. His standout song, "Dilo," captures the complexities of fading love and the importance of speaking one's truth.

Dalisamel Rivera Goitía (Dalisamel): Dalisamel, a gifted musician from Corozal, Puerto Rico, has left an indelible mark on her country's music scene over her two-decade-long career. Rooted in a deep connection with her culture and a profound love for Puerto Rico, Dalisamel's performances radiate authenticity. As a trailblazing female percussionist, she shattered stereotypes while leading and collaborating with diverse musical ensembles. From drumming ensembles to symphonic orchestras, Dalisamel's versatility shines through, leaving a lasting impression on all who experience her artistry.

Omar Colón: Omar's musical journey began in Morovis, Puerto Rico, where he fell in love with music at the tender age of 8. Initially a cuatro puertorriqueño player and singer in Puerto Rican trova groups, Omar later transitioned to songwriting, drawing inspiration from diverse artists like Tommy Torres, John Mayer, and Bob Marley. Despite challenges on his path, including balancing an engineering career, Omar continued to pursue his musical passion, performing in bars and venues to support himself. Today, he balances his engineering profession with his captivating music journey, enchanting audiences with heartfelt songs and distinctive melodies.