Hispanic Heritage Fiesta in partnership La Voz de Indiana

Noon-4pm • Sept. 21, 2014

Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month with a trip to the Zoo for the annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta presented in partnership with La Voz de Indiana! Celebrate the culture and traditions of Latin America through a variety of special afternoon activities fit for the whole family!

National Hispanic Heritage Month officially runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year to celebrate Latin culture during the independence period for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is a great enhance to a Zoo visit with extra festivities that celebrate this great culture with bright decorations, family activities, Latin-inspired food and more!

See rain on the radar? Don't worry! Inclement weather simply moves the festivities inside the Zoo's Party Pavilion. Nothing can stop the fiesta fun!

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is included with regular Zoo admission and free for members. Purchase discount tickets in advance weekdays at La Voz de Indiana ($12.75 adults, $8.75 youth).


   Live music with Trio ConPaz (begins at noon)
   Anderson Folklorico Dance Troupe (1:30pm and 2:30pm)
   Mariachi Sol Jaliscience (Noon-3pm) [close]

Fun Activities

   Noon-4pm    Scavenger hunt – Find Latin American Zoo Animals 
                           Crafts – Maracas, Ojo de Dios, Papel Picado, Color in the Flag
                           Community booths – Visit great local organizations
                           Play the Zoo's Tropical Topple
                           See animal artifacts

   12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30, 3:30pm      Meet Maya and Miguel from WFYI2
   1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm                         Take a swing at a piñata presented by
                                                                    Boy Scouts of America [close]

Specialty Food Options (available for purchase)

   Appetizers    Chips, salsa & guacamole
                           Chicharrones Preparados

   Entrée           Tamale
                           Street Tacos
   Dessert          Flan
                           Cinnamon Churros [close]


Thanks to our Event Partners:

​Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana​

The City of Indianapolis

Indiana Organ Procurement

Indianapolis Motor Speedway​

The Indianapolis Public Library​​

LACA Language School and Services

​Latino Food Channel

La Voz de Indiana Bilingual Newspaper​



Radio Latina​

Sam's Club​