Fiestas, Events and Calendar
Conexión Américas hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year — from a popular Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to a full day of community outreach and education.
Below is a look at our annual, and regularly scheduled, events and links to current happenings on our public calendar.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Conexión Américas celebrates the presence, contributions and rich cultural heritage of Latinos in Tennessee each year during a series of events in the community.
The activities include:
- A fiesta of music, food and dancing for friends and supporters
- An annual “My Hispanic Roots, My American Dream” Essay Contest for Latino high school students
- The Orgullo Hispano (Hispanic Pride) Award, given to outstanding community volunteers, activists and unsung heroes
A Cup of Coffee for Conexión Américas, or el cafecito, is our annual fundraising breakfast. Each year, we showcase program participants and their successes and introduce Rumba Roast to a wide audience during a fun and inspiring morning event.
Conexión Américas hosts a morning open house we call Common Grounds every six weeks.
Friends and supporters are welcome at the Conexión Américas offices from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to share a cup of Rumba Roast, mingle and listen to quick, informal presentations on things such as our programs and community news and national trends.