FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 29, 2023) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to join us for the third annual ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Latin American Culture & Heritage, from Sept. 8 through Oct. 15. This four-week extravaganza will include 18 separate events, including dance and musical performances, art exhibitions, food, fashion, shopping opportunities, and special after-hour events.
New offerings this year include a Latin American Flag Parade featuring Ballet Folklorico, a Tequila & Margarita Festival (21+ only), and a Family Fun Day that will top off the series of events. All events have been designed to celebrate Latin America’s vibrant cultures and traditions.
“¡Celebramos! is a wonderful showcase of the richness of Latin American culture, “ said Estela Martinez-Stuart, FWBG Board Member and community leader. “It’s amazing that the Garden is providing opportunities for our community to come together to learn and share through art, entertainment, and traditions in such a beautiful setting.”
Festivities begin Sept. 8, with an After Hours in the Garden: ¡Celebramos! Kickoff Event. Most daytime events are free with Garden admission. After-hour events may require an additional fee.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: A tribute to Día de Los Muertos will take place Oct. 28-Nov. 2. Guests will be able to enjoy more than 46,000 marigolds (Taishan Orange & Coco Gold) that will be “rolled out” to create a show-stopping “carpet” down the Rose Garden stairs. These strongly scented flowers are believed to help deceased ancestors find their way home to the ofrendas prepared for them in conjunction with this special day. Stay tuned for more information about this spectacular floral display.
About the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Rose Garden and Japanese Garden, the Adelaide Polk Fuller Garden featuring a comprehensive collection of trees, shrubs, and perennials, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, highlighting plants native to north central Texas. In addition to stunning horticultural displays, the Garden also offers community education for adults, children and families, and international research conducted through the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®). The BRIT Philecology Herbarium contains nearly 1.5 million plant specimens from around the world making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States, and the BRIT Research Library houses nearly 125,000 volumes of botanical books and journals. The BRIT Press publishes botanical-related books and the esteemed, peer-reviewed journal JBRIT. The combined campus comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. www.fwbg.org