Hispanic Heritage Explainer


Salsa on the Square will celebrate its 10th year Sept.16 in Gettysburg.

The event will be filled with games, music, good food and plenty of dancing.

Salsa on the Square is a local centerpiece of Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the contributions of Latino people in the United States, according to a news release from the Gettysburg College Center for Public Service.

The event is sponsored by Project Gettysburg-León, a group that celebrates Gettysburg's sister city relationship with León, Nicaragua. This event marks 32 years of sisterhood between the two cities.

The dance will also take place on the same weekend as the Heritage Festival, another event that gives locals the opportunity to experience the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of Adams County.

Hector Rosado and his Orquesta A-CHE will perform Latino music at the event for the seventh consecutive year.

And plenty of Hispanic food vendors will be in attendance, including Casa de la Cultura and El Costeno.

If rain comes on the day of the event, the dance will be moved indoors into the Ballroom at Gettysburg College.

For more information on the event, visit Project Gettysburg-León's website.

If you go 

What: Salsa on the Square

Where: The first block of Carlisle Street

When: Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 11 p.m.

Cost: The event is free. Food tickets are $1 a piece.

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