Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept 21 at The Gateway
Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept 21 at The Gateway

Take Care Utah is organizing its 4th annual Hispanic Heritage Parade on Saturday, September 21 at The Gateway in Salt Lake City from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event serves two purposes: 1) To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and 2) To raise awareness of Utah’s highest in the nation uninsured rate for Hispanic kids and to offer Take Care Utah as a resource for free help.

Last year the event drew over 10,000 people and we expect that number to grow this year. We have multiple sponsorships for this event, including Telemundo Utah, Broadway Media, Walmart, Salt Lake City, Dominion Energy, and the Downtown Alliance. 

More info is available here: Hispanic Heritage Parade & Street Festival

In addition to a fun and festive parade through the heart of The Gateway, the event will feature local artisans, dance performances, live music, and other family friendly entertainment. Participants will enjoy fresh-made food from multiple Hispanic countries including Peru, Cuba, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. There will also be beer available, including Mexican lagers and micheladas.

Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept 21 at The Gateway
Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept 21 at The Gateway

The event is not only a chance to enjoy great food, drinks, entertainment and fun.

“This event is unique because it is the only event in Utah that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a parade.” says Maria Guadarrama, Health Access Assister and Parade Director. “We are thrilled to provide this venue for people to represent their culture or country of origin.” 

Take Care Utah’s team of Health Access Assisters will be there to offer free help with questions about health insurance as well as free enrollment assistance.

“Our goal is to attract the Hispanic community to a fun and festive event. Once there, Take Care Utah’s Health Access Assisters will help the attendees understand and enroll in health insurance,” Maria Guadarrama.

Hispanic Heritage Parade

Saturday, September 21, 2019

11:00am to 9:00pm

The Gateway 

18 North Rio Grande Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Details: Parade, food vendors, beer, dance performers, live music, free health insurance information, entertainment, and children’s booths.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.